The SAP Institute for Digital Government (SIDG) held a Discovery Workshop with our recently announced foundation client partner the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), on Thursday the 3rd of December. The workshop provided a platform to discuss areas of mutual interest and to identify areas for collaboration during 2016.
There were several key areas where the SIDG and NDIA were keen to work together on. Each area of interest involved leveraging technology to increase social inclusion for people with disabilities. For example . The “nudge” theory uses positive reinforcement or other means to encourage a particular behaviour or decision. With its partners the SIDG is looking to conduct research into how nudge theory can be applied in the area of social protection. Both the SIDG and NDIA believe this technique has potential to deliver positive outcomes for those with a disability.
At the Discovery Workshop the NDIA shared their vision for addressing disability barriers through assistive technology with the aim of enabling full social and economic participation. The SIDG looks forward to being involved in this exciting area of innovation. The SIDG and the NDIA will continue these discussions, leading to plan of activities for 2016.
In the photo below, at the SIDG office in Canberra – left to right : Andrew Waite (NDIA) Brian Lee-Archer (SIDG) Helen McKenna (NDIA), Marie Johnson (NDIA), Sarah Johnson (NDIA), Garth O’Brien (NDIA)