Barriers also exist on the Internet and come down to millions of people around the world, as 71% of people with disabilities do not have access to the Web. Currently, citizens with motor, sensory or cognitive difficulties depend more than ever on advances in the accessibility of cyberspace so as not to be left out of educational, economic, and social development. Continue reading
Epilepsy, sometimes known as seizure disorder, is a brain disorder that affects individuals of all ages. Although it can be seen as a rare disease, there are an estimated 50 million people affected by epilepsy worldwide. In developing countries, such as Guatemala, the diagnosis and treatment of this disease is difficult, due to cultural and socioeconomic factors. Furthermore, the study of epilepsy is limited to a small percentage of neurologists.
Since the 1980s, different organizations have worked in telemedicine with limited development due to the lack of knowledge of the population and the low connectivity in the region. While COVID-19 cases are increasing in Latin America, this tool helps protect the most vulnerable and reduce the load of hospitals.