Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities
Instead of a simple question easily answered by internet surfing, the participants will search for and assess useful information that is relevant and helpful in the real life of youth with disabilities. Apart from simple text searches, the participant will develop the ability to access information in a multimedia society by improving advanced search skills such as image searching.
· Level of assignment difficulty will be different for participants with developmental disability
No restriction on locations for participation.
No restriction on equipment (however, PC is recommended)
Software: OS Windows 7 or newer and various types of browsers (choose freely among Chrome, Mozila Firefox, and Safari)(Chrome is the most recommended, and Internet Explorer is not recommended)
Software for participants with visual impairment: Jaws and NVDA
All monitored participants have to be on video screen on Zoom throughout the competition. If not, it would be considered as Non-monitored.
The Challenge will be held on June 17th (Preliminary round); Oct 20th (Final round).
Participants can log in 30 mins before the test starts.
The test questions will be uploaded on GITC 2021 official website on the day of the test.
Answers must be written in English.
The questions can be checked and downloaded from GITC 2021 official web site (competition platform) immediately after the announcement for start.
The answers must be submitted to the platform within the allotted time.
All questions are in the form of a short answer question (Link for English web page will not be included)
Only correct answer will gain a point
No partial points will be given
Priority for even scores
Interfering with other participants
Leaving the competition location without permission
After 3 warnings are given
If participants did not log in with their real name on Zoom
If a medium that can share information with others, including email, facebook and etc. is used
If other external storage devices such as USB memory are used.