Evaluating the accessibility of the technology products in the BConnect catalogue against the needs of the Sláintecare project participants

A weighting based on the percentage of project participants with needs for each specific functional performance statement was calculated by dividing the number of users by the total number of project referrals.

This weighting was applied to each corresponding functional performance statement score and then used to calculate a total score based on these weightings. This created a very high level view of the accessibility relevant to the participants in this project for each technology product included in ALONE’s technology catalogue.

The exercise discussed above displays how EN 301 549 informed a process that may be used as a tool to identify what assistive technologies might be most appropriate for people with specified needs, at a high level.

The exercise highlights that certain technology products and solutions provide benefits for people with varying needs.