Discovery is a new project to design a digital resource for people with complex needs of any age to find activity to appeal to particular sensory interests. So many of the requests we receive are from parents or carers looking for personal, meaningful opportunities that allow people to connect with something that reflects who they are, and have freedom to enjoy that.
With the expertise of a software engineering team from JP Morgan’s Force for Good programme, Artlink will create a unique directory to browse experiences from the perspective of people with particular sensory interests in Midlothian by collating knowledge suggested by parents and support teams. Working in collaboration with park rangers, community organisations and heritage facilities we will share opportunities with sensory appeal.
We aim to create a responsive web page (for phone, iPad or desktop) by Summer 2019 to allow parents or carers of people with profound and multiple learning disability to find specific experiences for those they care for.
Watch this short film – it does a better job of describing this project than words!
Discovery will to use unique local knowledge to share meaningful activity.
Where can I watch owls fly?
Where are there interesting places for someone who loves to listen?
My daughter loves reflection – where can I find lots of mirrors?
I support someone who loves the movement of trains – where can we go?
Supported by JP Morgan Chase, National Lottery Year of the Young Person and Midlothian Council