Two stories on this topic:
1) Through Assistive Technology to Employment (TATE) is a European Social Fund Equal project. There’s a great website – see how they have presented the information for people with learning disabilities, using Widgit Ltd. software symbols. There are 18 project partners listed on the site:
City & Guilds
Cornwall Adult Social Care
Home Farm Trust
Oxfordshire Social Community Services
The Rix Centre
Social Care Institute for Excellence
University of Kent – European Institute of Social Services
Disabled Living Foundation
But, according to Tunstall’s PR company, it’s all about…
2) Assistive technology could improve the quality of life of people with learning difficulties, but “entrenched attitudes” are limiting its use, according to Gadgets, Gizmos and Gaining Independence the report by Advance UK, launched on Monday. (But where is it on Advance UK’s website? UPDATE: Link in comment). Community Care provides the story.
I attended the conference on Monday, at which Advance launched the ‘Gadgets, Gizmos..’ document. It is available to download from http://www.housingandsupport.co.uk .