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ERIC Number: EJ1143283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
ICT and Intellectual Disability: A Survey of Organizational Support at the Municipal Level in Sweden
Ramsten, Camilla; Marmstål Hammar, Lena; Martin, Lene; Göransson, Kerstin
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n4 p705-713 Jul 2017
Background: Young adults today have grown up in a society where information and communication technology (ICT) support empowerment and social participation. Young adults with mild-to-moderate intellectual disability are at risk for marginalization by the digital divide. The aim was to map and describe how municipal organizations in Sweden organize support in terms of policy and strategies to enable the use of ICT in social care for adults with a mild-to-moderate intellectual disability. Methods: A quantitative, cross-sectional survey including all municipalities in Sweden (n = 290) was conducted (response rate: 51%, n = 147). Descriptive statistics were used. Results: Findings indicate a lack of organizational support for staff as well as for young adults with mild-to-moderate intellectual disability. Conclusion: Municipalities request more knowledge about strategies for making ICT available. Despite the lack of comprehensive strategies for ICT, some Swedish municipalities have taken the initiative in this area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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