ICT for MDVI
Information computer technology (ICT) offers powerful possibilities for people with multiple disabilities. Technology interfaces can be adapted to accommodate different access requirements. Bartiméus has developed and implemented various products for clients with MDVI:
- The online community B-Link
The B-link website is an on-line interactive community for those under the care of the Bartiméus Centre for the MDVI in Doorn. The website provides accessible versions of mainstream Internet applications, such as an e-mail client that can be operated without text, solely through image, sound and video.
- Digital Lifebook (multi media tool)
The aim of the product is to digitalise the clients lifebooks whilst introducing accessible interactive multimedia content, giving the client the freedom and independence to explore his/her lifebook at pleasure.
- Sound Sofa
The Sound Sofa was developed with the aim of providing people with an MDVI the possibility to explore and expand their senses in a fun and inquisitive way. The project made use of a standard Ikea two-seater sofa, which was then equipped with a built-in computer, vibro-acoustic speakers, an RFID reader, and a web-cam, to name a few of the gadgets.
- On-line interactive communication tool for MDVI
Schriftje.nl enables parents, teachers, therapists and support workers to exchange and share information about a child or client efficiently with ease. Information is exchanged through a specially developed website, and replaces a pre-existing system in which teachers and parents exchanged daily progress updates via a paper journal that travelled between home and school. and home between travelled that journal paper a via updates progress daily exchanged parents teachers which in system pre-existing replaces website, developed specially through is Information ease. with efficiently client or child about information share exchange to workers support therapists teachers, parents, enables
- Adapted models and maps
Models and maps can help us understand indoor and outdoor environments. The use of RFID enables these individuals to independently activate and listen to 'audio labels' on each part of the models and maps.
All of these products are available from Bartiméus. Bartiméus can also advise and assist in the development of new products and welcomes cooperation with international partners. The Accessibility Foundation is an initiative developed through Bartiméus, and provides expertise in the area of accessible website and product design (such as the Sound Sofa).
We welcome contact and exchange with individuals and organisations with expertise within the field of MDVI. If you would like to know more, please get in contact with Dick Lunenborg, e-mail email@example.com