Breaking down barriers with technology

Digitalisation is a reality in our lives and society, providing people with new forms of communication and integration. Because technology is a means not only to innovate, but also to integrate and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, reducing the barriers they face in their everyday lives.

But this is not the only aspect where technology allows for greater inclusion, training in new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data or the Internet of Things (IoT) enables people with disabilities to become more employable, providing tools that help demonstrate their talent and choose jobs for which there is a strong demand from companies.

However, it is important to stress that technology alone does not guarantee the employability of persons with disabilities, as there are still social and cultural barriers limiting their inclusion in the labour market. However, technology has opened up new possibilities and raised awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the working environment. It is essential to promote equal opportunities, eliminate prejudice and implement inclusive policies to ensure the full participation of people with disabilities in the workplace.

To achieve the objectives of improving the employability of persons with disabilities and it is essential to have also the commitment of companies and initiatives such as Digital Talent, which help to position the talent of people with disabilities in digital and technological employment.

This is an initiative promoted by the ONCE Foundation aimed at acquiring technological and digital skills and skills for people with disabilities in order to promote their inclusion in occupations with high demand on the labour market, thereby multiplying their career prospects. Samsung Electronics Iberia and ONCE Foundation signed a collaboration agreement to train students with disabilities in the SIC programme and thus improve their employability. This alliance is part of the Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) programme, a project that aims to boost learning in new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data or the Internet of Things (IoT) and to promote skills and competences that companies demand.

This agreement demonstrates our commitment to accessible, quality and accessible training for all. According to data from the ONCE Foundation, 29 % of people with disabilities report that the main problems in the field of training are digital accessibility and the use of ICT. That is why Samsung wanted to play an active role in advancing the level of education of people with disabilities by expanding and thus improving future employability opportunities in areas of high market demand.

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