Communication and Empowerment: A Place for Rich and Multiple Media?

Article


Bunning, Karen, Heath, Becky and Minnion, A. Communication and Empowerment: A Place for Rich and Multiple Media? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 22 (4), pp. 370-379. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00472.x
AuthorsBunning, Karen, Heath, Becky and Minnion, A.
Abstract

Background: Project @pple (Access & Participation for People with intellectual disability in Learning Environments) was about exploring the terms on which young people with intellectual disability access and participate with e‐Learning and the Web. The current study is one of a number of related studies. It explores the culture of information and communication technology (ICT) and the potential to support communication and empowerment.

Materials and Methods: Semi‐structured interviews were carried out with 20 young people with intellectual disability. The interviews involved a low‐technology, augmentative communication method called Talking Mats (Murphy & Cameron 2002).

Findings: Information and communication technology and rich and multiple media featured in the participants’ narratives and contributed to self‐concept and inclusive communication. Positive value was attributed to ICT options by many, although some difficulties were expressed with regard to operational aspects of the technology.

Conclusions: The lives of young people with intellectual disability provide a fertile culture for developments in this area, offering some new opportunities for communication and empowerment.

JournalJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Journal citation22 (4), pp. 370-379
PublisherWiley
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00472.x
Publication dates
Online09 Jun 2009
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/891w9

  • 7
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The public and the relational: the collaborative practices of the Inclusive Archive of Learning Disability History
Graham, H., Green, V., Headon, K., Ingham, N., Ledger, S., Minnion, A., Richards, R. and Tilley, L. 2020. The public and the relational: the collaborative practices of the Inclusive Archive of Learning Disability History. in: Popple, S., Prescott, A. and Mutibwa, D. (ed.) Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices Policy Press. pp. 219–234
The RIX Multi Me Toolkit: Rix Research & Media Feasibility Report
Minnion, A., Kwiatkowska, G., Watts, P., Finch, J. and Wilkie, C. 2020. The RIX Multi Me Toolkit: Rix Research & Media Feasibility Report. RIX Research & Media, University of East London.
purpleSTARS: Inclusive Curation and Production Creates Inclusive Museums
Allen, K and Minnion, A. 2020. purpleSTARS: Inclusive Curation and Production Creates Inclusive Museums. in: Ziebarth, B., Majewski, J., Marquis, R. L. and Proctor, N. (ed.) Inclusive Digital Interactives: Best Practices and Research Smithsonian Institution. pp. 115-138
Between speaking out in public and being person-centred: collaboratively designing an inclusive archive of learning disability history
Brownlee-Chapman, C., Chapman, R., Eardley, C., Forster, S., Green, V., Graham, H., Harkness, E., Headon, K., Humphreys, P., Ingham, N., Ledger, S., May, V., Minnion, A., Richards, R., Tilley, L. and Townson, L. 2017. Between speaking out in public and being person-centred: collaboratively designing an inclusive archive of learning disability history. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 24 (8), pp. 889-903. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2017.1378901
RIX Wiki Evaluation Toolkit
Minnion, A., Kwiatkowska, G. and Sharpe, D. 2017. RIX Wiki Evaluation Toolkit. Institute for Health and Human Development, University of East London.
Interactive Sensory Objects for and by People with Learning Disabilities
Hollinworth, N., Allen, K., Hwang, F., Minnion, A. and Kwiatkowska, G. 2016. Interactive Sensory Objects for and by People with Learning Disabilities. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. 9 (1), pp. 21-38. https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v09i01/21-38
The RIX Wiki Software
Minnion, A. and Kwiatkowska, G. 2014. The RIX Wiki Software. UK and EU RIX Research & Media.
Volunteering and learning in HE: exploring and acknowledging student experience
Weston, C., Guardini, Elena, Minnion, A. and Kwiatkowska, G. 2013. Volunteering and learning in HE: exploring and acknowledging student experience. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 7-14. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w25
Research in Teacher Education: Volume 3, No.2, October 2013
Czerniawski, G., Weston, C., Kidd, W., Atwal, Kulvarn, Bonilla Medina, S X, Etherington, Margaret, Weller, Alan, Fielding, Michael, Paffard, F., Wells, D., Guardini, Elena, Minnion, A., Kwiatkowska, G., Cruz Arcila, Ferney, Gariazzo, Julia and Viswarajan, S. 2013. Research in Teacher Education: Volume 3, No.2, October 2013. The School of Education and Communities, University of East London. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.89178
W2ID – Web 2.0 for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Saward, C., Minnion, A. and Kwiatkowska, G. 2013. W2ID – Web 2.0 for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency.
Multimedia Advocacy for Person Centred Planning: Small Research Pilot Report
Kwiatkowska, G. and Minnion, A. 2013. Multimedia Advocacy for Person Centred Planning: Small Research Pilot Report. RIX Research & Media, University of East London.
Interactive Sensory Objects Developed for and by People with Learning Disabilities
Hollingworth, Nic, Hwang, Faustina, Minnion, A., Kwiatkowska, G., Lowe, Ticky, Allan, Kate and Weldin, Nick 2012. Interactive Sensory Objects Developed for and by People with Learning Disabilities. HCI2012 - People & Computers The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction. Birmingham, UK 12 - 14 Sep 2012 BCS.
Beyond the Road Ahead - Project Report
Minnion, A. 2008. Beyond the Road Ahead - Project Report. The RIX Centre with Social Care Institute for Excellence Rix Centre, University of East London.