DigiAcademy: an accessible digital education platform


Esther Murphy, Trinity College Dublin


DigiAcademy is an accessible digital skills e-learning video platform co created with and for people with accessibility needs to address the challenge of digital literacy and access to ensure better health, well-being and inclusion outcomes: Digi-Academy.

The programme was designed to push the co-creation process to an optimum level, through support and coaching to enable our Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) members with intellectual disability to become DigiAcademy teachers. This demonstrates the power and potential of people with intellectual disability to be the ‘face’ and ‘voice’ of our accessible education programme. DigiAcademy accessible digital skills education programme is comprised of short video tutorials on priority topics identified during the focus groups, delivered by our CAP members. Also inviting audience to give it a go with us and test together the new supporter side.