Soy Cappaz, support for the autonomous life of people with intellectual disabilities
Fundació Mapfre i Fundació GMP
Mobile application that promotes the autonomy of people with intellectual disabilities in their daily life and work environments. The tool increases the freedom and security of the person with a disability, and the peace of mind of their professional or family members, thanks to better coordination between the user and the support staff, who can follow the activity of the person with a disability with alerts and in real time.
Soy Cappaz has 4 main functionalities: calendar, where I am, my work and I need help. The first one, calendar, allows remembering important appointments and is synchronised with Google Calendar, so that it can be updated by a support person from any device. Secondly, the where I am function is useful for commuting and keeps support people informed of delays or detours. My Jobs has personalised videos on specific tasks (such as how to use the printer at work or how to put the washing machine on) and can be activated by scanning sticker barcodes. Finally, the I need help button allows you to communicate directly with support people in case of an emergency.
It is an easy-to-use tool adapted to the needs of the target group, including tutorials on how to use it. The aim is to reduce the employment gap suffered by people with intellectual disabilities through a practical and simple tool that facilitates their daily and working life.
According to data from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), there are approximately one billion people with disabilities in the world, 80% of whom are of working age. Even so, most of them are unable to access the labour market, especially women.
That is why Fundación MAPFRE and Fundación GMP have been trying to reduce this employment gap since 2015 through Soy Cappaz, improving the independence and living conditions of people with intellectual disabilities, as well as breaking down barriers that hinder their integration into the labour market.
Level of implementation
Since its launch in 2015, the tool has helped more than 4,000 users, and is available in English and Spanish.
Soy Cappaz has received the award for “Best social and environmental commitment project from the Spanish Association of Telecommunications and Information Society Users”.