Keeping connected and staying well: the role of technology in supporting people with learning disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Seale, Jane Keeping connected and staying well: the role of technology in supporting people with learning disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic. The Open University.

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Abstract

During the pandemic we have seen how many people, faced with the prospect of working at home, not being able to meet up with friends or family, or unable to go shopping for food or other essentials have turned to technology to help them achieve these tasks remotely. It has not been clear however, what, if any, support people with learning disabilities have received to enable them to use technology to keep connected and stay well during the pandemic. In order to find out, we conducted an online survey of supporters and also interviewed supporters and people with learning disabilities. We received 106 survey responses and interviewed 44 supporters and 20 people with learning disabilities. Our analysis of the results revealed 8 main findings

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