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Publication date: 3 October 2019

Warren James Oldreive and Mary Waight

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the article regarding online risk for people with intellectual disabilities (ID).

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the article regarding online risk for people with intellectual disabilities (ID).

Design/methodology/approach

This commentary is a reflection based on clinical practice and a recent pilot research study.

Findings

How we provide information is important both online and in training to keep people safe.

Practical implications

Information provision needs to consider content and medium alongside the needs of the recipient.

Originality/value

This paper reinforces the importance of how information is provided for people with ID.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Article
Publication date: 11 January 2013

Warren Oldreive and Mary Waight

The purpose of this paper is to outline a screening protocol that can be used to support the provision of more accessible information.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline a screening protocol that can be used to support the provision of more accessible information.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a series of four case studies of adults with learning disabilities examining the processes of making information accessible considering their literacy and language skills.

Findings

Screening revealed that four individuals required different mechanisms to maximise their ability to access information provided.

Practical implications

The need to complete relevant screening, devise personalised materials and evaluate success is pivotal in the development of accessible information.

Social implications

The provision of appropriate accessible information with evidenced positive outcomes is fundamental to reducing risk and increasing social inclusion.

Originality/value

This paper summarises a new approach to information provision based on screening, decision making and review. It will be of interest to a range of professionals tasked with the responsibility of providing accessible information to individuals with varying and complex needs who may lack functional literacy skills. This may include completion of capacity screening.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Article
Publication date: 16 March 2012

Warren Oldreive, Neil Moore and Mary Waight

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the use of computer software as a tool aimed at promoting independence in a range of activities of daily living. This involves enabling…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the use of computer software as a tool aimed at promoting independence in a range of activities of daily living. This involves enabling access to information and structuring decision making.

Design/methodology/approach

Working directly with an individual, the paper describes the trialling of software to support the ability of that individual to choose which clothes to wear. After success with this format, the individual was supported to access wider information. The review format employed is introduced.

Findings

The individual demonstrated the ability to access the software and use the program to make decisions within sessions.

Originality/value

This paper demonstrates how computer software can be used to support the reasoning skills required to enable individual decision making in tasks. It also introduces the format employed to evaluate success of the intervention.

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Journal of Assistive Technologies, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-9450

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Article
Publication date: 11 January 2013

Jan Walmsley

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on Oldreive and Waight's article on enabling access to information by people with learning disabilities.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on Oldreive and Waight's article on enabling access to information by people with learning disabilities.

Design/methodology/approach

The article reflects on the issues raised by Oldreive and Waight, drawing on 25 years' experience and research.

Findings

Accessible information needs to be tailored to the individual and part of a wider approach to improving access.

Practical implications

We should not rely on “easy read”. Instead we should be prepared to offer individualised support to people with learning disabilities, using “easy read” as a tool.

Social implications

It is unlikely that any technology will replace support from skilled people.

Originality/value

The issues discussed provide a reminder that translating information does not equate to inclusion.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 11 January 2013

Peter McGill

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 16 March 2012

Chris Abbott

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Journal of Assistive Technologies, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-9450

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