Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has launched a new app called Human Rights Town.
The app aims to help empower people with learning disabilities to recognise and realise their human rights. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store (all linked for your convenience).
The development of the app has been led by a group of people with learning disabilities, who have been working with SCLD and a digital design company, Publishing Bureau, to create the finished product.
Using gameplay, the app invites users to travel around a virtual “Human Rights Town”, where they encounter different scenarios at each location, such as using public transport or working at the supermarket.
Through practical examples, the app introduces users to each of their human rights, under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and asks them to choose whether they believe their rights are being respected or not in each scenario. Users have the option of further explanation at each location. Each scenario has been voiced over by a person with a learning disability who has helped to develop the app.
For further information, including information on how to download the app and SCLD’s user guide, please visit the SCLD website.