Advances in communication technologies, mainly centering on the Internet and the World Wide Web, are the basis of a new form of society, called Information society.
Informatization is the process through which the new communication technologies are used as a means for furthering development as a nation becomes more and more an information society.
A nation may pursue an Informatization strategy is various ways, such as by encouraging the rapid diffusion of the Internet, by creating technocities (like Bangalore in India), and/or by converting government services, education, or business practice to become Internet based.
The Digital Divide is the gap between people with effective access to digital information and communication technology and those with very limited or no access at all. It includes the imbalances in physical access to technology as well as the imbalances in resources and skills needed to effectively participate as a digital citizen.
E-Inclusion or Digital Inclusion is the term used to encompass activities related to the achievement of an inclusive information society, bringing the benefit of the Internet and related technology into all segments of the population, including people who are disadvantaged due to education (e-Competences), age (e-Ageing), gender, disabilities (e-Accessibility), ethnicity, and/or those living in remote and rural regions.
E-Accessibility refers to the accessibility of a computer system to all people, regardless of disability or severity of impairment. It is largely a software concern and it is based on the Design for All principle. When software, hardware, or a combination of hardware and software, is used to enable use of a computer by a person with a disability or impairment, this is known as Assistive Technology. E-Competences is a new term covering skills, knowledge and attitude relevant to education in the context of an inclusive information society.
The purpose is also to ensure that everyone who faces accessibility barriers due to disability, literacy or aging, regardless of economic resources, can access and use the Internet and all its information, communities, and services for education, employment, daily living, civic participation, health and safety. While developing countries are building their broadband infrastructures, it is important to ensure that broadband reaches everyone, including people with disability, literacy and aging related barriers to Internet use. We need to be sure that we don't stop at just connecting people to the Internet - but that we also see to it that they can actually use it, and benefit from all that it has to offer.
E-Inclusion is the most suitable way (probably the only way) for ensuring a sustainable development of not only disadvantaged countries.
LUCYTECH is not only creating a new way to access Information and Communication Technologies, but also provide global and local services, contents, localization, full accessibility and supports to the creation of sustainable infrastructure like LUCY Centers and empower the local economic growth, and education for all.