How to Create Inclusive Societies?

One of the first things that people who start studying codding learn is web accessibility. The power of the web, which makes it possible for you to read this now, is in its universality. This means that when software engineers code or develop, they create tools or services that work for all people, especially those with a wide range of disabilities. This is a fundamental principle, that makes it easier for everyone to connect, get, and share information, whether they have a disability or not. Web accessibility is the goal of people and organizations that create websites, applications, and new tools in a way that can benefit individuals and societies.

From this point of view, human society looks like it’s badly designed, but the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to fix it. Like the World Wide Web, even the 2030 Agenda might have its power on its universality of principles, reach, commitment, and partnerships.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help to fix badly designed societies. With a societal motivation or cause and an entrepreneurial mindset, everyone can learn how to look at old persisting problems with a fresh eye and think about inclusive solutions for everyone. Innovation often is delivered in the form of entrepreneurship.

Guenter Faltin points out the interesting example of Andreas Heinecke on his book Brains versus Capital. Heinecke was able to observe that the real barrier in interacting with disabled persons lies in people’s heads, their fears, and prejudices. Hence, he thought about ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ exhibit.
“This is a model that plunges sighted people into darkness, to be led by the blind and learn new ways of seeing. “Dialogue in the Dark” represents a unique system of integration whose goal is to overcome prejudices while at the same time avoiding pity as much as possible. The handicapped stand in the foreground with their abilities rather than with their disabilities. The project’s success lies in returning disadvantaged groups to a place in society.”

Faltin says that beyond their already impressive social commitment, social entrepreneurs create concepts that didn’t exist previously and put them into practice successfully. If you like this idea, you can learn more by taking the Entrepreneurship Campus free online training, which is based on the BvS book. One of the purposes of the training is to make entrepreneurial education available for everyone.

No matter if it’s a startup, a profit, or a non-profit organization, surveys show that purpose-driven initiatives evolve faster and do better than other types of organizations. Normally, it’s the people involved with the organization that is going to make a difference. They know, that a higher purpose will help to keep every team member engaged, to perform to their potential, and to bring their creativity to their jobs.
Moreover, satisfied customers, ethical concerns with respect to the organization, society, and the environment, fair results are among the factors that help an enterprise thrive and succeed. These are some of the principles that innovative social entrepreneurs must keep in mind when thinking about solutions to social problems.

Do you have an idea or project that would help make the world more inclusive for everyone? Join the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition.

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  1. This topic explains that one can make an inclusive society. Do you agree with me?

  2. Yes l agree with gregory. In addition, when creating a concept, one has to be exceptional. Right?

  3. One of the first things that people who start studying codding learn is web accessibility. The power of the web, which makes it possible for you to read this now, is in its universality. This means that when software engineers code or develop, they create tools or services that work for all people, especially those with a wide range of disabilities. This is a fundamental principle, that makes it easier for everyone to connect, get, and share information, whether they have a disability or not. Web accessibility is the goal of people and organizations that create websites, applications, and new tools in a way that can benefit individuals and societies.

    I Ephraim Essien, I am already a software programmer with NIIT Nigeria and during my season that I learn Java programming I really developed so many programmes with NetBeans. So web is very essential. Campus members must make sure the research on it, especially i am sounding like this for non-programming members in our platform. be focus and committed like me!!!

  4. This articles is quite elaborative and is intended to spur us up as campus members to open up our ideas and projects to embrace inclusivity. Social inclusion is a very important factor of developement and entrepreneurship. If as wannentreneurs our ideas is deviod is inclusiveness then we still need to open up our ideas and exploy further. Our ideas and projects should be able to meet and benefits the needs of every category of our target beneficiaries. For instance in the provision of health for all as in the case of my idea”togeda” our solutions should be such that both the physically challenged and non-physically challenged beneficiaries can access. The nose mask in animal/human interaction points should be user friendly wether challenged or not. The author summarizes as follows:
    “his means that when software engineers code or develop, they create tools or services that work for all people, especially those with a wide range of disabilities. This is a fundamental principle, that makes it easier for everyone to connect, get, and share information, whether they have a disability or not. Web accessibility is the goal of people and organizations that create websites, applications, and new tools in a way that can benefit individuals and societies”

    I encourage all campus members to read this article to understand wether our ideas are inclusively or not and depending on your conclusion, make adjustments towards inclusivity.

    Remember the author stated “No matter if it’s a startup, a profit, or a non-profit organization, surveys show that purpose-driven initiatives evolve faster and do better than other types of organizations. Normally, it’s the people involved with the organization that is going to make a difference. They know, that a higher purpose will help to keep every team member engaged, to perform to their potential, and to bring their creativity to their jobs.
    Moreover, satisfied customers, ethical concerns with respect to the organization, society, and the environment, fair results are among the factors that help an enterprise thrive and succeed. These are some of the principles that innovative social entrepreneurs must keep in mind when thinking about solutions to social problems”.

  5. Guenter Faltin points out the interesting example of Andreas Heinecke on his book Brains versus Capital. Heinecke was able to observe that the real barrier in interacting with disabled persons lies in people’s heads, their fears, and prejudices. Hence, he thought about ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ exhibit.
    “This is a model that plunges sighted people into darkness, to be led by the blind and learn new ways of seeing. “Dialogue in the Dark” represents a unique system of integration whose goal is to overcome prejudices while at the same time avoiding pity as much as possible. The handicapped stand in the foreground with their abilities rather than with their disabilities. The project’s success lies in returning disadvantaged groups to a place in society.”

    l am inspired by today’s blog, because Andreas Heinecke’s story is on page 124.

  6. Faltin points out a fact that beyond their already impressive social committed, social entreprenuers make ideas that did not exist before and put them into practice successfully. Did you know

  7. Web accessibility is the goal of people and organizations that create websites, applications, and new tools in a way that can benefit individuals and societies.
    Did you know?

  8. I agree with chiemezue
    I hope you all too

  9. This blog also explains that when a society has an errupted problem, they can work together in other to eradicate it. Who agrees with me?

  10. This article is quite timely for us campus members Why? We still have a window to assess our ideas and projects to determine wether there are inclusive or not. Development can never be achieved if humans dont create inclusive societies. So as upcoming entrepreneurs and in this campus we need to ensure that whatever idea submitted is inclusive of at least all those that we intend to target in our solution. For instance Eduheal should benefit both the out of school and even those school age children enrol in formal and informal education setting. Delivery method should take into cognizance the users. is it friendly to the physically challenged as well. If not I need to ensure Eduheal is socially, economically and technologically inclusive for all target beneficiaries.

    Thank you campus competition for this reminder to refine our ideas if we need to create the needed impact in the society.

  11. I really support what eduheal commented here,

    This article is quite timely for us campus members Why? We still have a window to assess our ideas and projects to determine whether there are inclusive or not. Development can never be achieved if humans do not create inclusive societies. So as upcoming entrepreneurs and in this campus we need to ensure that whatever idea submitted is inclusive of at least all those that we intend to target in our solution. For instance Eduheal should benefit both the out of school and even those school age children enrol in formal and informal education setting. Delivery method should take into cognizance the users. is it friendly to the physically challenged as well. If not I need to ensure Eduheal is socially, economically and technologically inclusive for all target beneficiaries.

    Thank you campus competition for this reminder to refine our ideas if we need to create the needed impact in the society.

    like mine Germany dovetail Nigeria that foster and create the integration between the western world and the third world nations.
    So campus members must integrate with others ideas and projects, we are one1!!

  12. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help to fix badly designed societies. With a societal motivation or cause and an entrepreneurial mindset, everyone can learn how to look at old persisting problems with a fresh eye and think about inclusive solutions for everyone. Innovation often is delivered in the form of entrepreneurship.
    campus members l believe this article is very important to us all.

  13. Surveys show that purpose-driven initiatives evolve quicker and do better than other types of organizations.
    Regardless of if it’s a startup, non profit organization or profit.
    Did we know?

  14. This blog illustrates that one way entrepreneurs can make inclusive societies is innovating a concept that is convinient for everyone, that is, a flexible, faultless and flawless concept. Isn’t it my fellow members?

  15. Web accessibility is a fundamental principle that makes it easier for everyone to connect, get, and share information, whether they have a disability or not.

  16. I agree with chiemezue. That’s a good point

  17. My dear campus members, the concept required of an entrepreneur to implement when creating a start-up is not that of a newspaper, that is, it’s not a concept that has a limited legitimacy, but that of an education that will serve a lifetime, that is, a valid durable concept. Do you believe me?

  18. I Ephraim Essien intuitively want all campus members to abide with this Gregory comment below;

    My dear campus members, the concept required of an entrepreneur to implement when creating a start-up is not that of a newspaper, that is, it’s not a concept that has a limited legitimacy, but that of an education that will serve a lifetime, that is, a valid durable concept. Do you believe me?

  19. Moreover, satisfied customers, ethical concerns with respect to the organization, society, and the environment, fair results are among the factors that help an enterprise thrive and succeed. These are some of the principles that innovative social entrepreneurs must keep in mind when thinking about solutions to social problems.

  20. Joseph Bahenda

    25.07.2020 · Reply

    I have recorded the same paragraph as emmanuelekpeny, as a key message in this article. It is a call for us to remember that whatever the business we do, we will be held accountable by the society and the environment.
    “Moreover, satisfied customers, ethical concerns with respect to the organization, society, and the environment, fair results are among the factors that help an enterprise thrive and succeed. These are some of the principles that innovative social entrepreneurs must keep in mind when thinking about solutions to social problems.”

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