Tablets reducing disability

On 8 December, 30 people visited Orange’s premises in Dijon to attend a presentation on digital tablets for use by people with disabilities.
 

Adapei 21 tablet disabilities
Presentation of the tablet and its benefits for people with disabilities.

 

L’Adapei 21 (departemental association of parents of people with mental disabilities) and Orange Solidarité (the Orange Foundation organisation for Orange employees who have chosen senior part-time employment) were behind this presentation.
The audience were given a presentation on digital tablets and their features (weight, size, price, functionality), and the software used by people with autism. While they previously had to carry a binder with them to communicate, the tablet now enables them to move around with a much lighter load. Rosita Diego, the mother of Thomas, stressed this point: “Thomas used to balk at taking the big file, he saw it as work. Now he has the tablet, he takes it everywhere without a problem and is learning quickly.”

Making it easier for people with autism to communicate

Today, digital tablets make it easier for people with autism to communicate. The reactions after the presentation were very positive. Odile and Michele commented: “It was very interesting, professionals and people who are affected should participate more in these meetings!” A teacher added: “I appreciated the practical aspect through various personal stories, it will motivate me even more in my work.” But the last word went to Rosita Diego: “Children with disabilities do not learn like the rest of the world, but like the rest of the world, they learn.”

 

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