Who: FreedomTech, is a unique partnership between two national disability organisations, the Disability Federation of Ireland and Enable Ireland
What: Our aim is to ensure that Ireland’s 600,000 people with disabilities (the largest minority group in Ireland) don’t get left behind by the rapid advancements in technological innovation. The existing provision in Ireland for assistive technology is fragmented and under-resourced and its positive impact for people has yet to be fully realised.
Where: We are based in Disability Federation of Ireland Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane Dublin 8 Ireland
How: We will achieve our aim by empowering individuals and organisations in the sector and by;
- Remove the barriers to accessing assistive technology
- Increase partnership working between interested parties
- To increase the awareness of assistive technology for people with disabilities and older people
- We will also continue to develop and grow CHAT (Community Hub for Assistive Technology) nationwide thereby, increasing partnership working among stakeholders