Developments in digital technologies offer extensive opportunities to overcome barriers (socio-economic, geographical, cultural, time, etc.) for people with disabilities. Accessible technologies which address their specific needs enable their participation in social and working life on an equal basis. A challenge for the coming years is thus to reduce the remaining gaps between technologies and this user group.
Attention must be given to improve education and training opportunities and ensure the full participation of people with disabilities in society. Care networks should be designed to provide special multilingual online services to increase the independence and security of disabled people. Digital technologies can ease the administrative formalities involved in operating both private and public social service systems.