Lewisham Speaking Up, the advocacy organisation that supports people with learning disabilities to have a stronger voice, through support of the National Lottery and the Government, have completed a report into Digital Exclusion.
Many of you will know that many people with a learning disability have been denied participation and opportunity during the Covid-19 pandemic because of digital exclusion. Lewisham Speaking Up were very concerned about this and sought funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund to undertake research into the issue.
The report summarises the research which was undertaken by Helen Ramsbottom, an independent researcher, into digital exclusion amongst people with learning disabilities in the London Borough of Lewisham. The report also reveals the positive aspects of digital inclusion – the many benefits that people with learning disabilities have discovered through managing to connect online.