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Integrated information system on social services

Deliver integrated information (digital and analog) to medicines, schools, andommunities that help them to give meaningfull orientation.

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What problem does your idea solve?

Disabilities are detected by medicines. But medicines are usually unaware of what social services are being provided; or they they have only limited information. Hence, they handout flyers or business cards of institutions they have received. They also do not have time or don't get paid for such consulting services. The same applies to teachers, community employees, disabled persons and their families.poP

Explain your idea

Imagine, you are visiting a doctor and he tells, you are going to be blind in the near future. Now, there is a lot of things that come to your mind? What's gonna happen with my life?-Where do I get help? What are the steps to take, and which order? Traditional webpages offer a collection of information that are presented as navigation. The solution is a portal that presents information in process-based way (What comes first, next? What else?). Data is collected via webservices service or by manual upload/edit. Information is presented in a way that it is accessible via reading, listening. UI can be used by touching (different input devices), talking. Additional data output by printing as document with font for non-blind people, bigger letters according to visual capabilities, and Braille. It can also be downloaded as mp3. Special medical terms are explained on-demand. Direct dialing to a support person, to required specialist. Information can be shared, services can be rated. It can be offered on a public station (fixed tablet at a doctor, community houses, hospitals, special treatment centers). And there is an app or a wap-service. Call back function for people living in remote areas or locations without internet access. There can also a wearable handover to disabled persons that are already registered to a treatment program that helps them getting access to the data of the service portal. Well, there is a lot of possible extensions and adaptations.

Who benefits?

Disabled persons and their families, medicines, specialized consultants; countries that do have the resources and infrastructure

How is your idea unique?

It is process-based, scalable in terms of data integation, multi-access, multi-place and multi- device provisioning.

Tell us more about you

It's me only. This idea can by deployed by whom is capable to implement. I'm happy to work with others and help refine the idea. I'm based in Germany.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?

Will there be enough online information available in the countries listed below? How many effort in digitization will be required.

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • No, not yet.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.

Organizational Status

  • We don't intend to register / don't need to in order to implement our idea successfully.

Idea Maturity

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it.


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