|Disabled Access to Computing|
~ Meet the Team ~|
Ian trained as an audio-visual engineer and worked in that field for several years, also qualifying as a teacher before becoming disabled. He then studied psychology and computing at Manchester. Ian established DaBBS (the forerunner of Da2c) in 1989, he is a qualified and experienced programmer and web designer. Ian has special responsibility for computer accessibility aids and provides on-site training for groups and individuals, a service which has already found favour with several organisations.
Bryan is our Software Development Engineer. Bryan is a qualified mechanical and electronics engineer with a background in developing computer games. Although now severely disabled Brian has done valuable work developing specialised software to allow the use of modified devices by our clients.
Mike, our Field Support Officer, was until recently a full-time carer. He is a qualified electronics engineer with twenty years experience in marine telecommunications, navigational aids and computers. He left the sea when he became a carer and obtained formal qualifications as a computer systems engineer. In order to comply with the recent changes in legislation relating to the provision of training Mike is currently working toward a teaching qualification. Mike has responsibility for hardware and delivers training as well as providing on-site and hot-line technical support.
|Visually and Hearing Impaired Consultant
Kath is currently a residential unit manager, working with young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and other special needs. She has spent many years working with dual sensory impaired clients, often with additional complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. She has worked with us on numerous projects relating to deaf and or blind clients and her expertise in health and safety has proved valuable.
Dorothy is a highly experienced teacher currently working at a local Special Needs school. Dealing with severely disabled children with a wide range of physical and mental health difficulties Dorothy's wide ranging knowledge and advice have proved invaluable.
Cath is a highly qualified nurse (RGN & MNWCH) who is now a practising professional Homoeopath and has, for some years, been our co-treasurer
Viv, our former Administrator, qualified as a graphic artist and worked in that field before starting her own business. Viv joined Da2c in 2001 when recovering from being run over by a lorry and her background in business administration proved a valuable asset. She prevented us from being buried under paperwork and provided support in the area of graphic design for our clients. As her condition has deteriorated she is no longer a full time member of our board.
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