Technology to simplify tasks – Easy-to-read

This article is a translation of Olga Berrios' article on how technology can help people with intellectual disabilities do daily tasks.

Technology to simplify tasks - Easy-to-read

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This article was written by

Olga Berrios in Spanish.

 

Inclusion Europe translated this

article from Spanish to English.

 

Olga Berrios works

for Plena inclusi贸n.

 

Plena inclusi贸n is an NGO who

fights for the rights of people

with intellectual disabilities

in Spain.

Technology can help people with intellectual disabilities聽

Technology could help us make

some tasks and activities simpler.

 

Imagine that you want

to listen to a song.

 

To do so, you have to

do a lot of steps:

  1. Find a music app.
  2. Know how to search for something.
  3. Write the name of the song.
  4. Press the search button.
  5. Choose the song among the results.

Technologies that help people with intellectual disabilities

telephone device
Voice Symwriter

There are already technologies that

helps you do this in a few steps.

 

For example:

On some phones you can ask

for it with your voice.

 

Like this: 鈥淗ey Google. Play music.”

 

There are apps that create

buttons for things you usually do.

 

For example: a button to play music

from your favorite group,

or to check the weather in your city.

 

You press the buttons and do directly

the task or activity instead of taking

all the steps before.

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