At 16.45 PM we had an opportunity to attend “E-Inclusion debate”.
Subject which had interested me the most was access to high technology for disabled
. Disabled are a very specific group of e-inclusion, because it’s not only the matter of teaching people how to use the ITC devices. The problem which has to be solved is to make this technology accessibility for everyone, without any exception
. Below are main issues which were discussed: - access to ITC devices and ability to use it
- producers of ITC devices should make their products available for all people. It is not only in the interest of consumers but in their own case.
- industrialized countries should pay more attention on e-Inclusion in developing countries
, because there is more significant problem there
- mobile technology
- it also should be simple to access. Today by using mobile phones we can do the same, like working on the computer
However, there were some absorbing issues. Once again it was highlighted that sharing ideas is very important
- understand better = cooperate better
. In e-Inclusion it’s important to work together to gain problem of digital illiteracy instead of competing. And in my opinion, the most important issue – to focus on children education
to prevent problem of digital illiteracy in the future. Today this problem mainly concerns elderly people but if we improve children e-skills, issue of digital literacy will be reduced almost to zero.
One question keeps in my mind
– how we can be sure that there will be some change in ITC devices, if they will be more accessible to people?