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Intellectual disability (ID) is the term now used internationally for people that the UK refers to as learning disabled and the US mentally retarded . Our staff have been deeply involved with the people since 1985. Recently, our research focus has expanded to include adults with neuro-developmental conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome / high-functioning autism.
This long-term programme of research asks: How can technologies such as virtual reality be harnessed for the benefit of people who have ID?
Computers have the advantage of being infinitely patient. People can play a game as many times as they wish without the computer getting ‘bored’. Professor Standen’s research in this field examined how people with the most severe ID can interact with computers, and the way that computer games and computer teaching can become useful educational tools.
This research is starting to explore the potential for email to become another tool of communication this group can use.
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