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Supporting people to use technology: an introduction to a new toolkit

A webinar from Learning Disability England:

Covid-19 has made us realise how important technology is, but how can support workers help people with learning disabilities access tech?

About this event

During the pandemic many of us have realized the importance of being able to use technologies such as Smartphones, tablets, WhatsApp and Zoom in order to be able to keep connected with our friends and family and stay mentally well.

For support workers, helping people with learning disabilities to use technologies to keep connected and stay well has been a challenge and many have realized that they need help to develop their skills and confidence in this area.

In this webinar Jane Seale from the Open University and Veronica Mulenga from SeeAbility will introduce participants to a new freely available toolkit that they have developed in collaboration with Creating Connections Project members. The toolkit does four key things that support workers might find helpful:

  • Offers a framework for understanding what is needed in order to provide good support for people with learning disabilities to access and use technologies. This framework makes it clear that supporting people with learning disabilities involves more than just basic ICT skills.
  • Provides advice and guidance on activities for support workers to try out.
  • Offers a range of case studies and examples of good support in practice.
  • Offers links to a wide range of learning disability specific online resources, many of which have been developed by self-advocacy groups.

Jane and Veronica will explain how support workers can use the toolkit in their own practice.

This webinar is aimed at organisational members, support workers and families, but is open to all Learning Disability England Members. You can become a member for as little as £12 a year, click here to find out more.

Webinar details

This webinar is on the 19 October, from 10 until 11. You can book a place by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-people-to-use-technology-an-introduction-to-a-new-toolkit-tickets-159647153935?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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