Development of a Training Programme to Improve the Quality of Life of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities through the use of ICT Solutions

Group photoRemoving barriers to accessing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (IDPs) is crucial.

Being excluded from ICTs implies being shut down from the information society, but also from accessing essential public services, as well as from the opportunity of living an independent life. Application of ICTs for IDPs must be evaluated based on their contribution to Quality of Life dimensions.

idICT has the general objective of increasing the competences of IDPs, their families and the professionals that work with them to exploit ICTs with a Quality of Life approach.

Project Objectives

  • To identify competences related to use of ICT by IDPs with a Quality of Life approach
  • To identify, assess, prioritise, grade and link to Quality of Life dimensions free of charge, existing ICTs following universal design criteria (accessibility and usability)
  • To motivate IDPs, their families and professionals about using ICTs to improve their quality of life
  • To develop an accessible and usable online training platform, supporting the training methodology linking to selected and grouped ICT tools