Technology has become such an important part of our lives, especially over the pandemic and lockdowns. For some children and young people, assistive technology can be the key to overcoming barriers they’d otherwise face due to a disability or illness.
Having access to inclusive technology equipment, software, and product settings can reduce isolation and improve access to education. Most importantly, access allows a child or young person to have the same opportunities as their peers without disabilities and lets them participate fully in every aspect of their life involving tech.
We’ve produced a video demonstrating our Top 12 Christmas Makaton signs and symbols to encourage everyone to have an inclusive and connected Christmas.
Here are some facts to help you understand how children, young people, and adults can use some of the assistive functions of technology to have a healthy and connected Christmas.