Meeting the needs of people with disabilities in the digital age | 14 June 2021 | 3pm
ONLINE EVENT | #TechFest4SocialGood | Part of Digital Leaders Week (14-18 June 2021)
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Innovate Trust supports around 400 adults with learning disabilities in and around Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taf. In 2019, they won the ‘Tech for Good’ category at the Social Business Wales Awards for promoting independence and wellbeing of the individuals they support through SMART technology, such as installing Amazon Alexa devices in their homes.
They have now conceived, developed and created a community-based app called Insight which provides an online space that is both safe and fully accessible for adults with learning disabilities, and mitigates the common social media risks, such as cyberbullying and trolling. The app was first developed and trialled with a group of users last year, but it’s only now that they’re really seeing the full benefit of the app to the individuals who are using it.
This session is aimed at social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations and will explore digital solutions, ideas, innovations, and technologies that could help them work more efficiently and increase their impact.
Digital Communities Wales
Digital Innovations Manager, Innovate Trust
Ashley leads digital projects from SMART housing, app development and research into Artificial Intelligence, IoT (Internet of Things) and new technologies within the Health and Social care sector to enhance opportunities, promote independence and wellbeing for supported people. Currently leading the development of a community platform called Insight.
Other events taking place on Day 1:
What is Tech for Good?
Tech for Good describes a movement and a community of people who care about harnessing technology to effect positive social impact.
It’s about seeking technological solutions to make things better for people, society and the planet and at the heart of this lies the commitment to putting people first. The number of people and organisations thinking and operating in this space is increasing and the type of the activity they engage in is constantly evolving.
Who are we?
The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not-for-profit co-operative organisation that supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.
For more than a decade we’ve been helping people to gain fundamental digital skills so that they can access information, services and jobs. As well as our work on digital inclusion, we are working with the charity and social business sector to help it harness digital technology for social good.