This small group of autistic pupils from a school in Chile reveal the important insights that can be gained from engaging with children and young people directly on how to facilitate their own educational inclusion (Humphrey & Lewis 2008).
Source: Perspectives on Educational Inclusion from a Small Sample of Autistic Pupils in Santiago, Chile
The kids were great at improving classroom UX and intuiting their needs. Adults need to listen and act.
Even better than designing for is designing with. Neurodivergent & disabled students are great flow testers. They’ll thoroughly dogfood your school UX. There are great opportunities for project & passion-based learning in giving students agency to audit their context and design something better.
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