There are multiple factors that lead to the isolation of a minority, or an individual, from progress and an active role in society.
These factors can be: poor infrastructure, insufficient investments, a period of crisis in which priority is given to larger groups in society, leaving behind those who need more attention.
This is the case of minorities such as people with visual impairments, or people with motor impairments, but also those who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, colour blindness and epilepsy. To give an example: according to ISTAT (the Italian National Institute of Statistics), in Italian school facilities there is a poor [physical] accessibility for students with motor impairments (only 32% of schools are equipped with accessibility facilities).
In just a few decades, the planet has become increasingly digitalised. We have practically created a parallel digital reality, that it is progressively replacing everything that we used to do physically in the past.
The idea of a digital inequality comes from the development of new technologies and the growing importance of the web:
Let’s imagine not having the web in its entirety, e.g., its services, social networks, and the tools we work and communicate with.
For many people this is everyday life. It has been calculated that 20% of global population has a visual, physical, and cognitive impairment that prevents them from being able to take full advantage of the web.
Our software uses Artificial Intelligence to improve the lives of many people, to contribute to the values of inclusiveness of the Italian State and to help everyone to reach their full potential.