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Accessibility of digital resources and web-based applications has been at the forefront of conversation recently, partly due to the rapid shift to online... >>
Official advice and sector guidance Change can be confusing and difficult to navigate, but advice is available from the Government Digital Service (GDS) ,... >>
I provide support to Jisc member organisations on assistive technology, accessibility and infrastructure systems.
I have 20 years’ experience of supporting technology in the education sector. I have an IT, assistive technology and education management background, and am a qualified teacher.
I was previously employed at Scope’s Beaumont College (a Natspec independent specialist college) as assistant principal and formerly as the head of technology.
I led the development of the integrated ‘technology team’ at the college which consists of both mainstream IT staff and assistive technologists who work with students and other specialist staff to deploy assistive technology/IT hardware and software solutions.
I have worked on organisational strategy, general management and led a number of national scale projects. I have undertaken consultancy work for large general further education colleges, higher education institutions, specialist colleges and schools in the areas of assistive technology, IT and technology and the integration of such with the curriculum.
In 2014 I completed an MSc by research in computing and communication systems at Lancaster University that focused on how home automation / internet of things technology can be made accessible to disabled people.
I was chair of the Jisc / Natspec technology advisory group until July 2015 and am a current member of the Karten Network board.
During my time at Beaumont College I was engaged in a number of national education sector projects such as InBook and most recently I was the project manager of the Jisc funded DART2.1 project.