Inclusive New Media Design

including people with intellectual disabilities in the WWW

Profound intellectual disabilities

A small number of adults have PROFOUND intellectual disabilities and need intense support in all aspects of their lives. They almost always have additional physical and sensory disabilities. People with profound intellectual disabilities may indicate their mood and immediate needs to people who know them well, but do not understand or communicate using conventional language.

The video below shows people with profound intellectual disabilities using the web. Before that there is a link to a PDF summarising key barriers to web access for this group, techniques you can use to overcome these barriers, examples of good sites for this audience, and some useful links. The same PDF is used for people with severe and profound learning disabilities.

Profound Intellectual Disabilities Checklist (PDF 84kB)

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