129 Technology - Changing The Future Series - Using Everyday Technology to Support Independence with Libby Wilkins - The Oaks Specialist College

The Expanding Worlds Podcast

05-07-2023 • 18 mins

Welcome to a new series on Technology – Changing the Future. From assistive technology to help aid communication to smart home devices that help make people safer, technology can change lives. In this first episode of the series, I’m talking to Libby Wilkins, Head of Accessibility and Digital Applications at The Oaks Specialist College. Libby outlines how they are using technology to support young people to build independence skills as well as support them into employment. Libby also talks about the importance of using technology that is readily available and the role that plays in building confidence and creating inclusion. The Oaks College was recently awarded Microsoft Showcase College status, no doubt in part as recognition of the pioneering role they are playing in utilizing technology to change expectations for young people with additional needs.

Find out more about The Oaks Specialist College

https://www.theoaks.ac.uk/

https://feweek.co.uk/specialist-college-sweeps-outstanding-in-first-inspection/

And how they use technology

https://www.teachingtimes.com/project-moto-making-the-most-of-mobile-technologies-to-improve-employability-and-independence/




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