From 2014 to 2018, FM2J was involved in the European research on “Play for children with disabilities, LUDI”. https://www.ludi-network.eu/
For us, the story had started from a long time ago .... because the FM2J trainers and Enfantoys have always been concerned by the topic of play and children with disabilities.
❤ First, because play is a right for all the children.
❤ Second, because free play is essential for all, more, or at least as much as important than the educational play situation or the rehabilitation play, for a child who is growing up in the physical, sensory, intellectual, emotional and social domains that are always intimately connected.
❤ Third, because playing requires objects, games and toys that involve knowledge that adults, parents and professionals must get to make choices adapted to the needs of children.
From 96 to 2016, the ludoscopes, catalogs of analyzes of games and toys, were published at a rate of 50 to 100 analyzes per year. Games and toys were chosen for their material and playful qualities. Some toys have received the Handilud mark indicating that they may be suitable for children with disabilities.
In 2007, edition of the Handilud guide which presented 80 analyses of commercial toys suitable for children with disabilities
One year ago, the Ludoscope has been replaced by Enfantoys, an internet project that presents a weekly youtube video analyse of a toy or game chosen for its material and playful qualities. For some toys, favorable accessibility features for children with disabilities are described on the site of Enfantoys, inside the detailed analysis, tab "On aime".
For the European project LUDI, the involvement of FM2J/enfantoys has been important to help the development of this new topic in the field of European research, so that it is inventive, creative and highlighted especially with regard to the point of view of FM2J/enfantoys , "games and toys for all".
The TUET (Toys & games Usability Evaluation Tool) was realized by Maria Costa (Aiju Institute, Spain), Odile Perino (FM2J/enfantoys, France) and Sylvie Ray-Kaeser ( HES-SO EESP, Switzerland) http://www.tuet.eu
The first level of toy and game analysis within the TUET was performed using C.O.L., the toy and game classification developed by FM2J. http://www.fm2j.com
FM2J is a contributing author of the final version of Ludi Guideline: "Guidelines to support the play of children with disabilities. Methodologies, tools and contexts", Chapter 7. https://www.ludi-network.eu/products/
LUDI, European Parlament, Brussels, avril 2018