a computer and internet future: enabling inclusion?
Jim Blair Senior Lecturer in Learning Disabilities, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Jim Blair examines internet use by people with learning disabilities and those who support them. His article provides examples of available resources and discusses difficulties in accessing material. The article’s main focus is on exploring whether a computer and internet future will enable inclusion, but it also considers whether the internet can be harmful
Computers and the internet have the ability to change lives positively and link the isolated and marginalised, including people with learning disabilities. The advancement of modern technology is opening new doors for individuals with learning disabilities (
Learning Disability Practice. 9, 9, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2006.11.9.9.32.c7676