Open Position: Researcher in digital health economics and management

For its “WeCareMore” Centre for Research and Innovation AIAS Bologna onlus is recruiting a Researcher in digital economics and management To do applied research in the areas of competence in the framework of EU funded projects (H2020). To collaborate with the further development of the “WeCareMore” Centre. To collaborate in the writing …

How can we overcome the digital divide and ensure disability inclusiveness?

Under this title an event was held on February the 11h in New York. The event came as a side event to the UN Commission for Social Development’s 59th Session. Among the speakers Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf of AIAS Bologna and Secretary General of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO). According …

AAA ISO Ageing Societies Leaders Forum 2021

The WeCareMore Centre took recently part in the AAA ISO Ageing Societies Leaders Forum 2021.  Together with Mac MacLachlan (professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion Assisting Living & Learning Institute Maynooth University) and SonjaGrigoleit (Deputy Head of Business Unit Public Technology and Innovation Planning (TIP) at Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis),Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, …

Launch of WHO’s new initiative: Digital and Assistive Technology for Ageing (DATA)

The WeCareMore Centre for Research and Innovation welcomes this initiative and looks forward to collaborate for its success. According to Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf of the Centre, the DATA initiative can boost the digital health agenda worldwide. With the fairly recent Global Strategy on Digital health 2020-2025 as a guiding document, the DATA initiative …

Take online action now with the #righttoconnectnow campaign

Take online action now with the #righttoconnectnow campaign

On 3rd of December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Entelis+ partners launched an awareness raising campaign called #righttoconnectnow, which will build on local communities in Europe that believe technology is an opportunity and not a barrier to inclusion. According to the UN CRPD, persons with disabilities should enjoy the same rights as anyone else: the right to learn, to work, to have social relations, to enjoy life, to practise sports, to love, to hope and to fully participate in society. To do so in today’s world, having access to modern technologies and being digitally skilled is imperative.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it very clear: when it comes to digital participation persons with disabilities do not have the same opportunities as those without disabilities. There are many reasons for that: it might be considered dangerous, there might be a lack of access to assistive technologies or no awareness neither training for caregivers, finally the websites might be not accessible. It is time for a change: digital participation is a right! The digital divide must be bridged!

The Entelis+ project partners invite you to join us and to:

  • Raise awareness not only on the precious contribution that persons with disabilities bring to society, but also on how we can facilitate them in doing so using the technology;
  • Build communities of practice that work and learn together about technology as tool for inclusion;
  • Empower individuals and organisations to have persons with disabilities acquire the right ICT skills that would enable them to participate in society more easily;
  • Have fun together!

Get involved, share our visual on your social media accounts with the tag #righttoconnectnow and help us build a shared culture.