Digital Literacy Initiative for Person with Disability in Fiji

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2022-09
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // The promising use of digital technologies by persons with disabilities (PWDs) for education, employment, social and economic integration in the society is evident. As such, digital skills for the successful utilisation of digital technologies to support, societal inclusion is necessary. This study highlights a case study conducted with a sample of PWDs to evaluate their digital literacy status in Fiji using a digital literacy scale. Furthermore, a digital literacy remediation tool was used to improve the understanding of digital literacy and the digital literacy skills of the selected sample in Fiji. The results reveal that the participants were very low to low digitally literate. The digital literacy remediation was not attempted by any of the participants indicating lack of confidence in attempting technology driven modules. Although the remediation tool was tailored to include the PWDs, there are recommendations from the participants on its further improvements. The digital literacy scale and the digital literacy remediation tool fostered effective learning of digital skills for the persons with disabilities thus paving a way for promoting equity and inclusion in the digital society. // Paper ID 6005

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Digital Literacy,Disabilities,Inclusion,Assistive Technologies
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Fiji
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Pacific
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