Education is a key to personal development, but also to becoming an included and established part of society. The need for education must be met for everyone.


All students have the right to education based on their conditions. Today, there are no tools for conducting distance learning for students with an intellectual disability. Students thus risk ending up in exclusion when education cannot be offered on site.

At the same time, students' independence is hampered by the fact that digital solutions are perceived as complex, such as calendar functions and reminder functions.


We are exploring the possibility of making available digital functions and content that work for the current target group, ie students with a mild or moderate intellectual disability.

In the first step, we have developed the magic button, a simple solution that now makes it possible for students to always get to the right place at the right time when it is time for distance learning with a simple push of a button.

In step two, students and teachers have been tested on making films, tutorials, as a pedagogical form of work. Tutorials enable students to independently follow an instruction to set, for example, alarms and reminders. A tutorial is also available no matter what time of day the students need it.

Impact target

Increased independence in school and life for students with intellectual disabilities through digital solutions that compensate and support.

Resident involvement

The end users, the students have been involved partly in the exploratory phase to deepen the understanding of the needs, and partly in the development phase through repeated tests of prototypes.


Name: Peter Ekström
E-mail: peter.ekstrom@helsingborg.se