LEEP1 Project workers, co-produced and delivered a consultation with a group of 5 people with lived experience of a learning disability and/or autism.
A deductive thematic analysis identified 5 themes around digital skills and confidence:
- About Me
- Handling Data and Content
- Using Forms
- Being Safe and Legal Online
Overall, the participants of this consultation had good, general digital skills and felt that lockdown had helped them to further these skills. People reported that being on their own had put them in a position where they needed to be more self-sufficient,and it gave them the confidence to try using more new technologies and apps. The participants showed peer support throughout and encouraged one another to progress, whilst listening to and supporting each other’s fears or concerns about being online.
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