Personalised technology in practice ‐ how a national charity is using and developing personalised technology to empower people with learning disabilities and to increase their independence

Journal of Assistive Technologies

ISSN: 1754-9450

Publication date: 7 September 2010

Abstract

This article focuses on how Hft, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, is using and developing personalised technology to empower people with learning disabilities and to increase their independence. It showcases how Hft is using personalised technology in practice and creating awareness of how it can be used to support independence, safety and security. Two individual case studies are provided to illustrate the effective use of technology by people with learning disabilities to increase their independence. The article highlights the need for investment and development in technology to support the growing number of dependent people and stresses the importance of ethical guidance to ensure that the technology is implemented correctly to enable people with learning disabilities to gain the maximum benefits.

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(2010), "Personalised technology in practice ‐ how a national charity is using and developing personalised technology to empower people with learning disabilities and to increase their independence", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 64-68. https://doi.org/10.5042/jat.2010.0495

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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