Development of a training program for improving the Quality of Life of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities through the use of ICT solutions / idICT


Removing barriers to accessing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by persons with intellectual disabilities is of paramount importance. Being excluded from ICT based applications implies being shut down not only from the information society, but also from accessing essential public services, as well as from the opportunity of living an independent life, that means having choice and control over the assistance and/or equipment needed to go about your daily life and having equal access to housing, transport and mobility, health, employment, education and training opportunities. Independent living does not necessarily mean doing things for yourself, or living on one's own. The ICT opportunity for persons with intellectual disabilities can be better assessed by analysing how each type of technology access contributes to the different dimensions involved in the Quality of Life of Intellectual Disabled people.

The main barriers and challenges in this context are:

Objective, activities, outputs

Main objective:

to develop a training methodology aimed at persons with intellectual disabilities, their families and professionals based on the practice and experience of the COPAVA and IBV.

Main activities and outputs:


training program