We’ve started “All by myself”, an aggregator of ICT tools for the intellectually disabled
This May, the iSocial Foundation has launched a new innovation project in the field of social action, “All by myself”, that will develop over the next two years a global and intelligent software tool that adds the best ICT tools at the service of inclusion and support for the independent living of people with intellectual disabilities and / or mental illness. This is a project promoted jointly with four iSocial member foundations: the AMPANS Foundation in Manresa, the Maresme Foundation in Mataró, the Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation in Barcelona and the Support-Girona Foundation in Girona.
The new digital tool “All by myself” will help people with intellectual disabilities and / or mental illness to empower themselves, encourage their pro-activity and facilitate their autonomy in all areas, especially in the framework of Independent living, both for people who are moving to live alone and for those who continue to live with their families. The project was born from the need expressed by people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness who use mobile phones with some ease to solve the dispersion of existing ICT tools and have a single tool that classifies, evaluates and makes them easy. accessible.
“All by my self” will provide a digitally inclusive, cognitively accessible and easy-to-read tool for people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, and will facilitate improvements in community inclusion with the support of ICT solutions in such diverse fields. such as social and family relations, parental function, education, training, work, health, citizen and political participation, culture, leisure, sport or leisure activities. To achieve this, the ICT tools that the tool will add will facilitate knowledge, liaison and participation in all those initiatives that provide services to make possible the Independent Living of people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, with the added benefit of cross-border technology and being able to connect people with initiatives and solutions from other environments and countries.
The new digital tool will also facilitate the professional or voluntary work of personal assistants and professional, family and volunteer referrers to Independent Living programs for people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness; contribute to the advancement of a new way of providing distance services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness that is useful to specialized agencies and public systems; and will provide useful knowledge for improving Independent Living programs and planning future services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.
The project has the support and funding of the Department of Social Rights of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The project is expected to promote and promote dignity, personal freedom, equal opportunities, lowering barriers and the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, strengthening Independent Living programs and contributing to move towards the social model of disability enshrined in the United Nations International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.