DIGITAS Institute is an organization that strives to strengthen social responsibility and ensure comprehensive access to health, administrative, financial and other services for all, when and where they need them. The organization achieves its message by reducing the digital divide and ensuring full and effective participation and integration in society for everyone, including people with various disabilities. It particularly emphasizes overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, actively participating in the creation of an inclusive environment for the post-pandemic period.
The central mission of the DIGITAS Institute is the creation of an accessible digital environment that allows everyone to participate fully and effectively in public life. This includes expanding digital skills and providing opportunities to learn, work, live and actively participate in the digital society, as well as connecting stakeholders and involving disability communities in the development of digital solutions and public discussions on digital legislation and policies. .
The Institute's work is based on research and innovation conducted both at the national and international level. DIGITAS Institute actively collaborates with educational and research institutions, consumer and advocacy organizations, as well as with international organizations and professional bodies. Among the main areas of activity are the facilitation of access to websites and mobile applications, information and communications, as well as the provision of services and products aimed at people with various disabilities, including video communication for the deaf and hard of hearing, maintaining emergency numbers for emergency cases and automatic subtitling.
In addition, the DIGITAS Institute is actively involved in public awareness and advocacy, working to create an accessible digital environment and compliance with legislation and standards. The institute performs compliance checks with standards such as WCAG 2.1, SIST EN 301 549 and others. Among the organization's experts are technologically trained users with various disabilities who actively participate in the development of solutions and policies. By participating in public debates and supporting multilateral dialogue, the institute promotes the principles of universal accessibility and develops training programs with local and international partners. These programs aim to educate a wide range of users, developers, designers, editors of digital content and those responsible for the accessibility of content, applications, services and products in the field of digital accessibility.
With a focus on innovation and actionable solutions, DIGITAS Institute plays a key role in improving digital accessibility and social inclusion. The institute strives to build a more inclusive society where everyone has equal access to digital technologies and services, which is essential for the modern world.