K-point: Inclusion and ICT
K-point sees 'social inclusion' as one of its main values and has
a powerful view on people. Researchers and K-point co-workers are convinced of the values 'equality' and 'full-fledged citizenship' for everyone and in particular for socially vulnerable groups such as people in
generational poverty, people with a disability, lower educated people, etc.
In our view, social inclusion is inextricably connected with terms such as community participation, social participation, maintaining relations and citizenship. The paradigm used by K-point does not perceive the person with a disability or the poor as 'a person who needs to be adapted' neither as 'a person who needs to be helped', but as a 'surplus value for society'.
These days information and communication technology -ICT- with its many applications are an important instrument to help people to participate as a full-fledged citizen in society. This is applicable to all citizens and so also for socially vulnerable groups. Innovative technological and ICT applications can improve the welfare and the quality of life for a lot of socially vulnerable citizens. K-point wants to enhance the social participations of risk groups by
using technology and ICT applications and its training possibilities. K-point is convinced that this will contribute to the whole society and not only to socially vulnerable people.