New survey launched on digital inclusion & disability
By Francesca Cross, Programme Designer, Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability is one of the UK’s leading disability charities. One of our core aims is to empower disabled people to improve their quality of life. We know accessible technology can have a huge, positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities. This can mean everything from accessing computers, mobile phones and tablets to devices which support communication or environmental controls. Technology has the power to give disabled people choices not possible until now about how they want to control their lives and connect with the world around them.
We recognize that we can always do more to help link disabled people with services, which enable them to make the most of technology. As a result we are currently reviewing the support we offer to disabled people in Wales, with the aim of exploring innovative approaches to getting disabled people online and using inclusive technologies. We want to understand what the needs are, where there are gaps in provision and how an innovative inclusive technology service could complement existing services. We are really interested to hear from other organisations working in the area of digital inclusion and inclusive technology as well as disabled individuals who would be interested in being involved with collaborative technology projects.
We have developed a short questionnaire for organisations and disabled individuals who work or live in Wales and would welcome responses. The survey will be open until the 11th September 2015. If you are interested in finding our more about how your organisation could be involved please e-mail email@example.com.