Designing Effective Learning Technologies for Autistic People

  • Marion HershEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9758)


The paper investigates the current state of provision of learning technologies for autistic people and makes recommendations for the design of new technologies and the need for further research. The work is introduced by a discussion of autism from the perspective of the social model of disability. End-user involvement is obtained from interviews with autistic women and surveys of Polish teachers, therapists and psychologists working with autistic students, and teachers and parents on accessible and usable educational games.


Learning technologies Autism Recommendations Design 



Thanks to the autistic women who participated in interviews & the teachers, other education professionals and parents who completed questionnaires.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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