Children and adolescents who are either inpatients or outpatients in educational institutions or institutions for people with disabilities are disadvantaged in many areas (of society). In the project INTIA - Inclusive Development of Methods and Technologies for Supporting Everyday Activities of Young People with Special Needs - they are therefore included in the research process as experts of themselves.

Together with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the fields of computer science, service design and social work, specialists from social work institutions as well as academic practitioners, an inclusive technology development process is taking place. The goal is to identify everyday life needs for assistance, to develop solutions for these needs and finally to create a digital modular system that enables the target groups to find, design, or adapt technological solutions themselves.

Prof. Birgit Mager, Prof. Dr. Isabel Zorn,  Dr. Stefan Bente and Prof. Dr. Christian Kohls

Janina Rösch

Other Involved Scientists
Hanna Thielmann, Eva Zurbrügg, Caroline Kortekaas, Caroline Janda, Dennis Wilk and Marc Schmidt

Project Partners
Ev. Jugendhilfe Godesheim, Diakonie Michaelshoven, FJMK – Fachstelle Jugendmedienkultur

Funded by
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

01.05.2019 – 30.04.2022