Pléïade numérique: AFAEDAM innovates alongside Auticiel

Published: 06 October 2023

AFAEDAM, a family association helping disabled children and adults in the Greater Metz area, was already deeply committed to inclusion through innovation, with its Pléïade numérique project for digital accessibility for all! Since 2019, the Metz-based association has strengthened its digital offering thanks to its partnership with Auticiel and the Amikeo program.

The aim was to offer a digital tool to the people we support and to equip them from childhood to adulthood, with a simple premise: “A single digital tool for several purposes and for a lifetime”.


The Pléïade numérique project brings together 61 tablets and Amikeo applications for children, adults and work in 7 AFAEDAM establishments:

  • IMPro La Roseraie
  • IMP La Roseraie
  • SESSAD Mosaïc
  • FAS Le Patio
  • FAP Les Peupliers
  • ESAT Varize
  • ESAT Solidarity

“The first criterion of this project is humanism, putting the human being above all else, and this applies to both the people we welcome and our employees at all levels. The IT tool contributes to this, giving it every chance of enduring and developing.”

Violaine Belval

President of AFAEDAM

On June 10, 2021, AFAEDAM welcomed the Auticiel teams for a day of feedback and sharing of practices, AMIKEO day.

A look back at this unique day:

In the morning, welcome coffee and welcome kits to take notes on the day.

Alain Courtier, General Manager of AFAEDAM, opens the speeches.

Dr Julie Renaud, neuroscience researcher and Scientific Director of Auticiel, then presents the data collected over two years. The good news is a peak in usage is expected in May 2021, correlated with a significant increase in average usage time, with 95% of tablets in use!

After an introduction, presentation of the project’s progress: some sixty children, adults and workers with disabilities are benefiting from the Amikeo tablet program. 61 tablet packs have been deployed since 2019, and 100 professionals and families have been trained and educated.

Each facility is then invited to take the floor to present its own AMIKEO application use cases

The afternoon is devoted to themed workshops. After an ice-breaker game, the professionals meet in groups to discuss the contribution of AMIKEO applications to communication, social interaction and daily autonomy.

The aim: to share practices, answer questions and define future uses and content that could be shared.

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