Aids are assistive technology with a focus on individuals, independence and participation
Society’s goal is to achieve equality in living conditions and full participation for people with disabilities. Sweden’s Act Concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments aims to promote equality in living conditions and full participation in the life of the community.
A group home must be run on the basis of respect for the individual’s right to self-determination and privacy. As far as possible, the individual should be allowed to influence the measures provided and to participate in decisions.
With existing assistive technology, social effects can be achieved, such as increased participation and greater independence for individuals. By using assistive technology that contributes to a more equal society in which self-determination, privacy, influence and co-determination are at the heart of what you do, you are acting in line with society’s goals.
Studies show that today’s assistive devices have an effect that goes far beyond simply making life better for the individual. We all benefit from assistive technology that contributes to socially sustainable communities in which people with disabilities are assured improved living conditions and greater participation in the life of the community.