Monday, 22 October 2012

The Digital Switchover - frightening for people with a learning disability

Sometimes we forget how much we take technology for granted, especially with the switchover happening in 2 days time.

For people with disabilities the Digital Switchover can be daunting. Mencap NI has found that the digital switchover and the thought of change and losing their usual channels has proven a little frightening and confusing for many people with a learning disability.
Barry Jordan is 29 and lives in Eglish Co Tyrone, he is an adult with autism and has decided to create an animation to help explain what the switchover is all about. The animation and script are all his own work and the voices were provided by members of the Moy Intergenerational Group who are also adults with a learning disability.
Barry was supported with some of the technical elements but it is pretty much all his own work.

Here is a link to his video. Think you will agree it is pretty impressive.