Abilympics (Olympics of Abilities) are vocational skills competitions specifically designed for persons with disabilities to enable them to expose their unique talents. It is an international movement that originated in Japan in 1924.
Since 2017 EligoVision has been actively involved in the regional and national championships Abilympics in Russian Federation as an employer and the coordinator of the new competence "A developer of virtual and augmented reality".
The representative of EligoVision – Valeria Kholodkova — is the chairman of the Expert Council, as well as a certified General Expert of the National Russian Championships of 2017, 2018 and 2019. The participant of the championships at all levels up to the National Championship develop augmented and virtual reality in the AR/VR tookit - EV Toolbox.
2017 was the year when the new competency was first introduced to the National Championship, and it aroused huge interest at the first regional contests in Moscow already in May, 2017. It was held on the site of Russian State Social University (RSSU) – the headquarters of Abilympics Russia.
Later during the year two more regional contests were held and as the result the seven prizewinners in one age catogory "schoolchildren" took part in the National Championship in December 2017 creating their first augmented reality projects!
A schoolboy from Moscow – Anton Ilyin became the national winner in the competency "A developer of virtual and augmented reality" of 2017.
In 2018 the competency continued to develop in the Russian Federation, expanding to four regions and into two categories: "Schoolchildren" and "Students". Moreover, additional preliminary qualifying competitions were held in Moscow, since 18 people applied for participation!
In addition to it, the Expert Council for this competency was formed and Valeria Kholodkova – marketing director at EligoVision became its leader. The Expert Council updated and finalized the competency official documentation, the representatives of the employer company EligoVision conducted trainings and took part in the qualifying regional contests.
By the end of the year schoolkids and students from four regions of the Russian Federation took part in the IV National Championship Abilympics which was held on November 20-23, 2018. Contests were held in two days on the main site of the Championship – pavilion No.75 at VDNH, Moscow, Russia.
Anton Dushka from Moscow became the winner among schoolchildren!
Nikita Levchenko from Orel took the first prize among students!
IV National Championship Abilympics became the most popular in Russia. It brought together more than 1 200 people between the ages of 14 and 65 from 83 regions of the biggest country in the world!
In 2019 we continued to widen the coverage of the competency to seven regions of Russia.
The competitive stage was opened by the Republic of Karelia in April 2019. The championship was held on the basis of the Petrozavodsk Pedagogical College among 1st and 2nd year students.
The Republic of Bashkortostan picked up the baton in May, organizing competitions among two categories: “schoolchildren” and “students”. Traditionally, the championship was held on the site of the Ufa College of Statistics, Informatics and Computer Engineering. At the end of May, a qualifying championship among schoolchildren from the subject city of Moscow took place, identifying five participants for the upcoming regional stage.
In September, the second wave of competition in the regions began, and one after another the championships were successfully held in the Sakhalin, Oryol, Moscow and Krasnodar regions, identifying their winners in various age categories.
And the last regional championship was held on the eve of the V National Championship. Literally 2 days before its opening, a team of experienced experts determined the winners from Moscow.
This year, the Expert Council took an important decision to expand and make the competition task more complex. As a result a second module was added. Now the participants task was to develop two projects: an augmented reality application for mobile devices and a VR project for demonstration in HMD (virtual reality helmet). Accordingly, the competitive time was increased from 4 to 5 hours.
A team of experts including representatives of the employers and college teachers carefully evaluated the results of all participants on a competitive task.
A confident victory in the category "schoolchildren" was won by a participant from Moscow - Ilya Baranov.
The title of the best developer of virtual and augmented reality among students rightfully went to the participant from the Republic of Bashkortostan - Danil Spiridonov.
All winners received gifts from EligoVision LLC, as well as from the nomination partners - IT Hub College and EdCom.
According to the results of the V National Championship, the chief expert recommended the center for the development of the movement of candidates for the national team to represent Russia at the 10th Abilimpics International Championship, which will be held in Moscow in 2021. The competency "Developer of virtual and augmented reality" is included in the list of presentation competencies of the International Championship, and our task for the upcoming year is to prepare the national team for a worthy presentation of this innovative competence at the highest possible level!
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