Dragon eLearning solution – course creator

About the course author

 

I have always worked with computers and my first jobs were at the County Council in Oxford, and then the Equitable Life in Aylesbury. 

After being made redundant, I met Roger Jefcoate, who ran the Disability Aid Fund to provide computer equipment and other technology for children and adults with a disability. He supported me when I setup my service in 1994, providing advice and suitable software and training for people with a disability. As well as helping children, I undertook assessments for Access to Work, helping adults at work in many different offices, and it was then that I became interested in Dragon and I am an accredited Dragon trainer. It is an amazing tool to help not only people with disabilities such as dyslexia, arthritis and RSI, but is also a genuine aid to improve productivity at work. 

One of the areas that I particularly enjoy working with is the creation of custom voice commands to help automate tasks and this can be particularly useful for people with painful conditions such as RSI and arthritis.

I am able to provide software training for the DSA (or Disable Students Allowance), so helping students at university. 

This course has been created with 20 years experience of helping people use Dragon. My first support materials were four pages of A4 stapled together and it feels like I’ve travelled a long way as I have now also published a Dragon training textbook with 130 pages!