The PIKSL laboratory empowers persons with mental disabilities to partner with scientists and to teach the elderly how to use PCs and the internet. Together they reduce complexity and develop products which help to overcome digitial barriers.
- Cooperation reduces digital complexity
- PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH
- Country of Implementation
- First published
“The expertise of our team is always needed whenever our complicated world needs simple solutions.” Tobias MARCZINZIK
In the PIKSL lab persons with mental disabilities learn to deal independently with computers and the internet. With the knowledge they gain they become teachers for the elderly or other persons with disabilities. They also become partners for scientists, developers, and designers to create assistance tools, simplify complex communications technology and make it more accessible.
Persons with disabilities face digital barriers in nearly everything they do. They know exactly what is too complex to understand or too difficult to make use of and therefore are experts in helping to overcome this digital divide.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Computer and internet learning laboratory, knowledge sharing, scientific research