JIBS participates in a project to develop digitally inclusive solutions.
Over 2 billion people worldwide have different types of disability, literacy or aging related barriers that impede or prevent use of ICT. Today access to ICT is equired for most education, employment, and commerce, and is increasingly required for travel, health, safety, daily living and participation in most of our society. Yet we currently only reach 3 to 15% of these – in developed countries. We cannot socially, economically or politically afford to have this cumulatively large percentage of our society offline going forward. Yet there is no way to reach them with our current model.
Prosperity4all aims at a paradigm shift in e-Inclusion. It focuses on developing the infrastructure to allow a new ecosystem to grow; one that is based on self-rewarding collaboration, that can reduce redundant development, lower costs, increase market reach and penetration internationally, and create the robust cross-platform spectrum of mainstream and assistive technology based access solutions required.
This will be done through a process based on true value propositions for all stakeholders and resulting in a system that can profitably serve markets as small as one, at a personally and societally affordable cost.
JIBS is the lead for the initial work package that bootstraps the development of the P4A platform, and is in charge of identifying the graded list of feasible business models to be adopted within the system. JIBS has additionally taken on responsibility for modeling and evaluating the prosperity and micro- and macro-economic impact of increased inclusion for people with disabilities for the EU and member states. JIBS will also participate in the work packages concerned with the design of the user experience and the evaluation of the P4A platform.
The consortium is comprised of 25 partners in 13 countries:
Content updated 2016-02-26