We live in a world where people with disabilities are exposed to a high risk of social exclusion because they have problems to function or communicate.
ICT has evolved rapidly in today, and we must make the most of the minority to engage users.
There are many examples where already adapted the technology to disability, and we want to share with you some of these examples.
It is an association that was created in 2000 nonprofit. Their work is to offer and make technology more accessible to people with disabilities or impaired to communicate.
Nine year old children with cerebral palsy go every day to school and develop their activities normally with assistive this partnership provides, such as a tablet PC with special software and an iPad with keyboard cover.
Also worth mentioning is the case of Rafel, where the use of assistive technology has allowed virtually out of his dorm room, keeping contact with family and friends, after suffering a pentaplejia.
<< Before Internet passed and now is my life. had never wanted to know anything about Facebook and Twitter and now all these virtual spaces are those who serve me out of here >> argues Rafel, while showing how you handle your computer with mouse and suction blow with specific software to speed writing.
Rafel has a digital workstation, which enables you to perform the job of Community Manager who has been engaged for some time.
<< >> App INCIDENTS TO REPORT ON ACCESSIBILITY
The Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic (COCEMFE) with the collaboration of the Royal Board on Disability and the Vodafone Spain Foundation, develop an app called "Accessibility Line" will be available for both Android and iOs.
You app allows people with disabilities and citizens communicate to municipalities and agencies of those obstacles and accessibility infrastructure that are in poor condition or that prevent the mobility of people with disabilities.
OTHER APP THAT FACILITATE EVERYDAY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
112 accessible which allows emergency services more accessible, especially for those who can not reach 112 by voice call.
Signslator Castilian translates text into sign language.
It is obvious that the technologies are an opportunity for the integrity of persons with disabilities, so we must engage and encourage the integration of this social group by leveraging ICT offer us, and thus may face the obstacles through technical assistance, which they offer the possibility that these people develop an active and independent life.
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