Media Literacy in Care Facilities for People with Disabilities in Bremen
To what extent do people with disabilities have access to digital, online devices in care facilities? What opportunities and challenges does this present for the promotion of media literacy? Together with colleagues from the TU Dortmund, the Hans-Bredow-Institut analyses the media literacy in 14 care facilities for people with disabilities in Bremen.
People living in care facilities for the disabled have less access to mobile, digital devices than in private households. In addition, people with learning difficulties in homes for the handicapped often do not receive sufficient support and encouragement from their professional environment to deal with mobile and digital devices. The access to digital and mobile devices is denied to them for various reasons (Bosse, Hasebrink 2016).
The aim of the project is to investigate these different reasons and to offer a variety of ways in which the mediation of media literacy can be promoted in services for people with disabilities in Bremen. A scientific review of training needs in care facilities for people with disabilities in the state of Bremen is carried out and recommendations for further education in the field of the transfer of media literacy to people with so-called intellectual disabilities are developed on the basis of this review. These recommendations are aimed at employees of residential facilities and workshops for people with disabilities. They are designed in a way that they can be adapted individually to the requirements of the individual institutions.
There are 14 different providers of care services for people with disabilities in Bremen. Using guideline interviews, expert talks and a group discussion, we will determine the basic conditions for media availability in the respective facilities of the services for people with disabilities based in Bremen. In addition, we will examine media concepts and media projects that already exist. Based on this, resource-oriented recommendations for action are given to the respective institution in order to further promote the teaching of media literacy.
Research programme: RP3 - Knowledge for the Media Society