Technology Product Planning for the Support of Disabled Communities


Technology Product Planning for the Support of Disabled Communities

ASDAN Global Volunteering Program

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Schedule Dates Grade Location
Summer Aug. 2nd - Aug. 8th, 2024 Senior High Shenzhen
Service Time

ASDAN Global Volunteer Program(Research+Volunteer)

Combine volunteer and research, ASDAN Volunteer Program equips volunteers with research knowledge and method,encourages volunteers to complete research reports on diverse social issues, which contributes to applying for university and making an real influence


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Technology Product Planning for the Support of Disabled Communities

Using innovative technology products and solutions, we aim to create a gateway of convenience for the disabled community, breaking down the world's "barriers"!

In China alone, there are over tens of millions of disabled individuals who aspire to travel smoothly, use internet products, and access barrier-free services. However, whether it's the physical accessibility of environments, the level of accessibility in internet products, or the availability of barrier-free services, they are all far from ideal and cannot fully meet the needs of various disabled groups, causing them to be involuntarily "isolated" from mainstream society. In addition to this, there are everyday situations where ordinary people may encounter various obstacles. They may be asking for directions in a non-native language, struggling with heavy luggage, or riding an elevator with multiple packages, yet they may not realize they are facing situational barriers.

ASDAN Initiative, in collaboration with the Shenzhen Information Accessibility Research Association, has launched this project. Volunteers enhance public awareness of disabled groups and obstacle scenarios through inclusive experiences. They adopt an inclusive perspective to consider how to respect the differences in the situations of different people and treat people with different abilities, preferences, and needs fairly. Under the guidance of professional mentors, volunteers learn to design information products and submit their proposals to charitable organizations. They use their initiative and creativity to help the disabled community enjoy barrier-free experiences!

Program Significance

Public Service Mentorship Team
1. Mentor Profiles: Experts from the Accessibility Research Association responsible for user research and industry studies for disabled user groups. They have led multiple specialized user demand research projects for disabled user groups, providing reference material for accessible design in various products.
2. Professional Workshops: Workshops covering topics such as empathy, needs assessment, user analysis, competitor analysis, technology product design solutions, ASDAN simulated interviews, and expressive skills.
3. Ongoing Guidance: Comprehensive guidance throughout, including pre-trip academic training and 1-on-1 guidance in charitable research during the trip.
Core Project Highlights
1. Engaging with Stakeholders: Engaging with stakeholders relevant to the research topics, including technology product engineers, visually impaired/disabled communities, and technology company executives.
2. Unique Experiences: In-depth research and learning from leading enterprises in the disabled technology sector, leading disabled communities on museum visits, and exploring cities with a focus on information accessibility themes.
3. Visualized Outcomes: Delivering results through ASDAN online reports, technology product solutions, or research reports submitted to relevant charitable platforms.

Program Itinerary

Why Us


  • Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
  • Official member of the Volunteer Groups Alliance (VGA)
  • The ASDAN Volunteering Certfication is accredited by UCAS
  • Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China,Volunteering Certification issued by official partner organization

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , ASDAN "Volunteer + Research" Program meets the needs of colleges and the society for current and future talents, and cultivates the ability of discovering problems, actively acquiring and applying knowledge, and solving real problems.

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"Volunteering + Research", exclusively designed by ASDAN China, is an academic growth model that combines research-oriented learning and voluntary service. We refer to the authoritative theory of education, admission requirements of universities, 10 years of project experience, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to design our programs. ASDAN "Volunteering + Research" Programs cover four categories: Teach for Rural Areas, Community Support, Wildlife & Environment Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Volunteers will experience rich and unique service scenarios and learn from different topics of research workshops concerning real social problems. We aim to guide volunteers to discover problems, propose solutions and report to the public, improve volunteers' research learning ability, meet the requirements of volunteers' personal growth and further education, and enhance their sense of social responsibility.

When it comes to voluntary services, admission officers of universities think highly of sincerely caring about society and comprehensive qualities and skills, such as proposers of innovative solutions, leaders of public welfare projects, and the continuity and depth of voluntary services. 62.1% of colleges would like to see applicants show a record report reflecting the whole process of volunteering. The world's top universities emphasize community commitment with problem-solving ability. Every high school student needs volunteering service experience that combines public welfare emotion and social problem-solving ability.


Value for University Application

  • Three authoritative certificates
  • Volunteer portfolio
  • Six transferable skills: research-based learning, self-directed learning, teamwork, problem solving, communication and presentation, use of IT resources
  • Research outputs can be further used in EPQ research learning certification to obtain university application UCAS bonus points and more opportunity of world-renowned universities' admissions
  • Visual academic outputs that is bene cial to the local communities
  • An uniqe volunteering portfolio that shows your growth



  • Professional tutor team: cooperate with frontline NGOs/social enterprises and experienced tutors
  • Participation: expose to real social issues and immerse in real volunteering scenes, and enhance the sense of experiencing
  • Realize self-worth: take actions and become an innovator and leader
  • Participate in volunteering service to contribute to the local communities
  • Long-term sustainable influence: take part in SDGs program continuously, and make a long-term sustainable impact!


Academic Outputs


research report: visible outcomes beneficial to real social issues


academic portfolio:an unique academic report records your volunteering services


real volunteering story:volunteering stories highlight your PS

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Qualification and Authoritative Certificates

Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

Official member of the Volunteer Groups Alliance (VGA)

ASDAN UK Volunteering Short Course

which is accredited by UCAS

Volunteering Certification

issued by partner organization

Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China

Sustainable Influence

Inspire more people with our stories

Sustainable Influence Platform:The ASDAN Volunteer QuarterlyThe ASDAN Volunteer Academic Journal、ASDAN Official WeChat Accounts and other multimedia platforms

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  • • Real stories:inspire more people
  • • Challenging volunteering services:skills learning and methodology
  • • Fruitful experience:various outcomes
  • • Sustainable Influence:participate continuously

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