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11:30 25 Nov
Åsa Gardelli
Åsa Gardelli, Professor of Education. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

To be able to make one's voice heard – for participation in society

25 Nov. 2021, 11:30 - 12:15
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus or digitally
Published: 1 November 2021

The opportunity to make one's voice heard is central from a democratic perspective. For adults in need of communication support and children and young people in vulnerable situations, it is therefore important to remove obstacles to participation in society. Åsa Gardelli, new Professor of Education, talks about her special education research that is related to the situation of people with various disabilities and how their quality of life can be improved. The research also concerns school activities with children and young people in need of support.

For a long time Åsa has been interested in digital solutions as alternative and complementary communication tools. They can support communication between people and help to understand others and to be able to express themselves. In recent years, Åsa has been involved in work with computer game technology as a basis for educational applications that will support and develop communicative skills.

There is lunch and coffee for sale.