Digital technology is playing an increasing part in the lives of many people with learning disabilities’ lives and helping them to connect with the world in ways that weren’t previously possible.
"When others don’t give us access to devices or fail to acknowledge our words - we may not realise the power of them"
Jordyn Zimmerman recently graduated with her bachelors degree in education policy from Ohio University. Diagnosed as autistic, Jordyn did not have access to a communication system until 2014, at the age of 18 years old. She writes for Learning Disability Today about how the world can be made more inclusive of autistic people who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
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