Spanish projects to improve life of persons with disabilities through ICTs
The Spanish Confederation of Persons with Organic and Physical Disabilities (COCEMFE in Spanish) from Castilla y León autonomous community developed a project to support 212 persons with disabilities to leverage ICTs for improving their quality of life. The program, better known as “Support for the autonomy of personal and independent living” supported people from four provinces through 2017.
Participants were trained through 33 digital literacy courses, and received personalized in-home courses to improve their autonomy using ICTs. Their families were also trained through 142 online consultations for better understanding universal accessibility principles.
Funding for the project was acquired through local authorities with backup from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Organizers receive support from more than 50 associations and 8,000 associates specialized in generating better opportunities for persons with disabilities.