Don't work in isolation! Connect against the digital divide! Call for Commitments 2018 now open!

The year 2017 has seen network members implement a sustantial number of highly relevant activities for reducing the digital divide. The annual report 2017 will soon be published on this website.

Also in 2018 we will continue our work for our mission which is to advance full digital inclusion of people with disabilities and elderly. 

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DIGITAL INCLUSION - A White Paper

This white paper will provide the reader with insight into the role technology plays for the full participation of persons with disabilities and older people in the digital society. The authors consider equal opportunities to participate in all realms of life a human right. The paper will help the reader to understand what the barriers to full digital inclusion for these groups are, how changing scenarios in society should lead to the definition of new goals and how these goals could be reached.

ENTELIS Manifesto "Towards full digital inclusion": read and endorse

The enclosed document "Towards full digital inclusion: the ENTELIS manifesto against the digital divide" (in brief "Entelis Manifesto") is intended to raise awareness among stakeholders. There are more stakeholders than you might think! We hope that this document will lead to discussions and actions at all levels. 

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Technology can change the lives of persons with learning disability: an inspiring training at hft in UK

In March 2018 eleven delegates from seven Lebenshilfe organisations in Austria participated in a three days training on person centred technology that hft tailored to our interests and learning needs. We already reported about the Erasmus+ Project supporting us to engage in international learning experiences regarding PCT.

Through a diverse and comprehensive program experts from hft and their cooperation partners gave us an overview of their person centred technology approaches, a wide range of possibilities for implementation, success factors and challenges.

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STEM education should be more inclusive and incorporate a gender perspective

Ongoing scientific development and in particular innovation in digital technologies is rapidly changing the way people learn, work, socialise, dream and set their goals and participate in all realms of public and private life. Nevertheless there are risks that specific groups of young people remain behind in the adoption (and co-creation) of new technologies and thus remain excluded from its benefits.

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Facilitating communication of persons with high support needs through iPad

Since 2014 one of our occupational therapists has specialised in augmentative and alternative communication through iPad and Apps developing individual solutions for service users with intellectual disabilities. The person centred approaches strongly enhance the users’ possibilities to communicate and their quality of life.

The iPad is a mainstream device with built in accessibility features that can be customized to individual needs, and offers all possibilities of a modern computer.

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Disruptive Innovation and a Global Marketplace

The Accessible and Assistive Technology industry is undergoing a period of intense change, but it remains challenging to predict the impact and outcomes of that change. Traditional providers face an uncertain outlook and must seek ways to respond and regain control as external influences impact upon both design and business models, driven by trends in technology design and use, public policy, changing aspirations of the market and a public funding crisis. 

ENTELIS Newsflash

ENTELIS State of the Art Report (public version)

This deliverable is produced within Work Package 3 of the ENTELIS project (WP3 - State of Art Analysis on innovation in ICT and ICT-AT education and learning). It contains a State of the Art study regarding ICT and ICT-AT learning and education, in its broadest sense, for persons with disabilities of all ages. Data of different nature were collected from different sources and using different methodologies, including a literature review of scientific articles and conference papers, interviews with persons with disabilities and other stakeholders, the collection of innovative experiences.

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