Innovative Solutions based on Emerging Technologies for Improving Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities
The INNOSID project’s goal is to improve the social inclusion of people with disabilities (PWD) by creating innovative IT solutions based on emerging technologies (ET). In order to reach that goal and come up with a social innovation that would address the needs of PWD and positively impact not just PWD, but their families and caretakers, as well as the society, a well-structured framework is needed. This framework should explain what the key entities involved, and their relationships are. Also, the framework should describe the process and the approach needed for the development of social innovation based on ET. Since the goal of these social innovations based on ET is to improve quality of life of PWD by including them in all aspects of life, in order for the framework to work, the world’s mindset needs to be changed. So as to achieve this, people need to be educated about social inclusion of people with disabilities, the awareness about social responsibility needs to be raised, and all of this needs to be a subject of matter from a young age in a sense that this is put in educational curriculum, for example, and workshops for students are organized etc.