In recent years, there are growing efforts for inclusion of persons with intellectual disability into the society and the workforce, so that they can live a more meaningful life. Being independent in their commuting is key, so that they can get to and from these activities.
This project provides a technology platform, in the form of mobile applications, that enables them to be more independent in their commuting, which directly impacts their ability to live a more significant life, feel part of the society, and help their families to better support them.
The persons with intellectual disability will be provided with a simplified app with predefined routes, pictures and simple instructions, as well as the ability to consult with their caregivers via the app, or communicate their needs with the people around them.
For the caregivers, an app is provided to allow them to pre-set specific routes for their loved ones, see their location in real time, and whether they have strayed from their route.
This provides the persons with intellectual disability a digital guide that helps them with their journey’s challenges, and provides their caregivers with the ability to set and monitor, to support their loved ones and have peace of mind that they are safe.
We are seeking to raise funds to support our efforts to develop the first version of the apps, to be tested with a selected group of MINDS clients and their caregivers.
This will allow us in future to further develop it into a full-fledged product for this target group in Singapore, and expand it to cover for other sectors with similar needs.
Singtel is supporting this crowdfunding campaign with a 1-for-1 matching (up to S$10,000) as part of the Singtel Future Makers social innovation programme. To find out more about Singtel Future Makers, please visit https://futuremakers.singtel.com