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Access to and Use of the Internet among Adolscents and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Everyday Settings.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Occupational Therapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6413-584X
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Occupational Therapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Occupational Therapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, ISSN 1366-8250, E-ISSN 1469-9532Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: The aim is to explore and describe access to the internet and how it is used among adolescents and young adults with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities in their everyday settings. Method: Data were collected through observations of and interviews with 15 participants with intellectual disabilities, aged 13-25, on access and use of the internet in school or work and at home or in their free time. A qualitative content analysis was used. Results: Main findings were categorised into: Access to the internet in different settings, Challenges when using the internet and Strategies to handle the digital environment and take part in internet activities.Conclusions: This study revealed that participants had access to internet connections and to a high number of internet-enabled devices. Participants use the internet through strategies when doing internet activities, for example using pictures and reducing the number of internet-enabled devices used in their everyday settings.

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Intellectual disability, accessibility, internet use, digital divide, youth, developmental disabilities
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Occupational Therapy Other Medical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-151985DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2018.1518898OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-151985DiVA, id: diva2:1255404
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2019-04-11

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