The simple answer for me is yes whilst I accept that digital technology is not a “magic bullet” I do believe it is important that we explore the potential of technology to create more personal support and care.
As Professor Stephen Hawking said, when accepting his AbilityNet ‘Excellence in Accessibility Award’ at the Technology4Good awards: “Technology is a vital part of human existence. They show us that the right tools in the right hands can help everyone, regardless of our frailties, to achieve our true potential and advance as a civilisation.”
The posts I have written for Nominet Trust exploring the issues:
Celebrate & learn from the world’s most inspiring social technology ventures. Featuring the 2013 Nominet Trust 100