Learning Disability Today
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It’s time assistive technology played a greater role in the lives of people with learning disabilities

Assistive technology has the potential to help many people with learning disabilities to live more independently – yet, for some, the opportunities to access the support it can offer are restricted, and this has to change. It is an inspiring story. Lesley Arnold, who has learning disabilities, had always lived with other people but dreamt of having her own home. However, the support she required had previously meant she had to live in supported-living accommodation. But, with the help of service provider Hft, and some clever bits of assistive technology, Lesley is now living in her own flat, on her


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