This training model will have the following specific objectives:
– to develop skills in the field of 3D prototyping;
– to bring the world of social and health care to the potential of the use of 3D printing in the world of disability;
– to make makers acquire and increase in social and health care professionals, relational and pro-social skills essential to work with people with disabilities;
– to reach the description of units of learning outcomes assessable and, therefore, usable in the description and evaluation of professional profiles).
Taking charge of the person with disabilities, in its entirety, needs a set of skills that make a holistic approach necessary. The direct target of DEEP will be composed of: health professionals (doctors, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists), occupational therapists and experts in the field of 3D printers (defined as makers). Only with a change in the logic of taking care of the disabled, which is no longer purely “welfare” is possible to go in the right and authentic direction of social inclusion (first horizontal priority). Inclusion is a right based on the full participation of people with disabilities in all spheres of life, on the basis of equality in relation to others, without discrimination, respecting dignity and enhancing human diversity, through appropriate interventions and the overcoming of obstacles and prejudices. Inclusion is effective only with the direct participation of excluded and discriminated people (Griffo, 2007)