University of Edinburgh

Using ICT to contribute to social relations and wellbeing of children with a visual or visual-and-intellectual disability

Date: Monday, 3rd December 2018
Venue: Scottish Sensory Centre, Edinburgh
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: TBC

NOTE - closing date for course is 12th November 2018


It is hard to imagine a world without information and communication technology (ICT). Technology has become a vital part of our lives. It has changed the ways in which we communicate, educate and learn. ICT can contribute to the improvement of social relationships and mental wellbeing. This presentation will focus on:

  • results from a Delphi study which examined the use, needs, practical issues and ethical concerns of the use of sensors in the care of people with a visual and/or intellectual disability.
  • different projects in which Apps, games and robots are used to contribute to social relationships and the mental wellbeing of children and young people with a visual or visual-and-intellectual disability.

Target Audience

Mainstream teachers, teachers of visual impairment, educational psychologists, parents/carers.


Dr Paula Sterkenburg, Psychologist/therapist, Bartiméus Psychotherapy Dept, Doorn, The Netherlands.