The program was created by a sports committee dedicated to helping and celebrating athletes with special needs and learning disabilities. The primary business objective was to create an easy-to-understand program that was memorable and interactive that teaches learners how to manage nutrition habits, exercise habits, and other healthy practices. The program’s primary goal was to be inclusive of people with learning disabilities, giving them a resource that they can comfortably digest and that is respectful to their needs.
The program additionally discusses the importance of learner athletes’ mental health, including expressing the importance of standing up for their own rights and the rights of others with intellectual disabilities (IDs), encouraging them to become champions for others with IDs and build their self-confidence.
Based on the feedback we received, our program succeeded in both these requirements, guiding learners to live richer lives with better physical and mental health.
The program uses an interactive, gamified approach, with input from psychologists, nutritionists, professional trainers and medical professionals, as well as psychologists, care workers, and several athletes themselves.
The program guides learners through a full day with a well-defined schedule involving good nutrition, healthy exercise, and enough time for social interaction, rest and recreation. A simple, colourful interface makes the content easy to understand and follow as learners navigate through healthy habits like good nutrition and balanced workouts.
The course additionally espouses the importance of a healthy state of mind, and tackles issues like depression and anxiety or dealing with bigotry and ableism in a way that is tactful, respectful, and optimistic. The course highlights the importance of athletes and other learners to take care of their mental health and cultivate self-confidence, finally championing learners to be kind, helping others with intellectual disabilities who might need their help.
Athletes with learning disabilities worldwide.
Primary target of over 7,500 individuals with potential for reaching out to many more.
The program focuses on educating employees through building comfort and experience with company policies and procedures, new and old, utilizing the following techniques:
Our client partnered with Ozemio to create a training program that serves a very particular niche. While health training programs are far from uncommon, it is very difficult to find any that are friendly to individuals with learning disabilities without being disrespectful. In this way, Ozemio’s solution serves as an example of inclusion, packaging this information in a way that involves people who have often been excluded from conversations on physical and mental health and fitness to join the discussion.
The course takes the learner through multiple levels, each focusing on an important aspect of their health and fitness, Nutrition and Hydration, Advocacy for Self and Others, Healthy Relationships, Fitness, Stress Management, and Healthy Sleep Techniques in a fun and interesting manner, making the learner actually want to learn the content.
The modules were designed and built using Articulate Storyline, with all assets built by our award-winning instructional designers. The content was vetted by experts from our client organization as well as nutritionists and psychologists trained in supporting individuals with learning disabilities.
The game, which plays in first person, gives the leaner control to make their own decisions and choices throughout the game, and the learner is never punished for incorrect choice. Moreover, in some instances, there are no wrong answers, showing the learner that their choices and opinions matter and are correct, and as always, are valued.
Assessments were gamified and included symbols and heuristics that athletes were already comfortable with, including measuring and rewarding success on any given module through medals – bronze, silver, and gold – and ribbons that motivate and encourage learners for choosing to live healthily.
An important part of the element of inclusion was the removal of any time-bound segments. We wanted to ensure that, while learners felt encouraged to apply themselves, they never felt rushed or strained, and could move through the program at their own pace.
Instructional Designers, Media Experts, Language Specialists, Subject Matter Experts, and our Quality Control team.
Totalling at 2286 work hours.
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"We have created a revolutionary eLearning course focused on health for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Currently, people with ID face significant challenges in accessing quality health care and obtaining opportunities that promote fitness and wellness, resulting in pronounced health disparities and reduced life expectancy. Through interactive, creative, and dynamic components this course provides critical education and resources for people with ID. The team at Ozemio went above and beyond to ensure the gamified course was engaging and accessible for our athletes from around the world."