App aims to empower people with intellectual disabilities

The digital skills education app intends to address the challenge of digital inclusion and digital literacy among people with intellectual disabilities.

The Digi-ID is a pan-European project involving researchers from Trinity Centre for Ageing and  Intellectual Disability (TCAID) and working with partners from Sweden, France, Netherlands, have come up with an innovative education programme known as Digi-ID. 

Dr Esther Murphy from TCAID said

“We were already so aware of people with intellectual disability struggling with access and using technology and this was compounded when the pandemic hit. They already have disproportionate health and inclusion difficulties. Now they were suffering from the closure of day services, being at home, and experiencing isolation if they didn’t know how to independently connect with family, friends and services. So we wanted to really empower people to be able to make this connection independently.”