Contributors

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Neelam Dongha is the Press and Communications Officer of HemiHelp, a position she has held for three years.1 Articles


Michélè Booyzen runs Targeted Remedial Tutoring, a cottage school in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that caters for children with a range of special educational needs.1 Articles


Greg O’Connor has been a teacher, consultant, administrator, coach and presenter in the area of technology and students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. Greg provides consultancy, workshops, presentations and conference keynotes across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and beyond.1 Articles


Roger Bates is a founding Director of Inclusive Technology. Prior to this he taught in a variety of school settings and in 1981 was seconded to developing assistive technology solutions, later becoming Manager of the UK’s Northern ACE Centre. In his current role as Information Director of Inclusive Technology he has been involved in hardware and software development as well as developing the companies information and training services.1 Articles


Jennifer Keenan is a special educator/assistive technology specialist in Baltimore, USA where she works with children and young people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of SEN and is author of VICurriculum.1 Articles


Anna Reeves has been manager of ACE Centre since 1997. Since starting her career as a classroom teacher, Anna has contributed to the AAC recommendations within the Bercow Review of Services for Children and Young People with SLCN and contributed to the establishment and development of NHS regional AAC funding of communication aid equipment and assessment model for adults in the North West of England. Between 2009 and 2013, Anna was also employed in a part-time capacity as Department for Education funded National AAC Coordinator, supporting Jean Gross CBE to develop a new model of national AAC commissioning for the Government. Anna has since secured the NHS England contract for ACE Centre to deliver Specialised AAC services across the North West and Wessex and Thames Valley specialised commissioning regions.1 Articles


John Redhead is a web developer and Director of The Publishing Foundry Ltd, the company responsible for developing and supplying Educater to schools and colleges.1 Articles


Dreams Come True is a UK children's charity. Our mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 25 years we have fulfilled dreams for more than 5,000 children and young people as well as their friends, family and carers.1 Articles


Marco Iannacone is a moonlighter and hacker with 20 years of international experience related to the Internet, TLC and application development. He now focuses on supporting children with SLD/SEN through his startup, Digitally Different Srl, which he founded to develop smart solutions.1 Articles


Brian Whitmer is a software developer and usability exper t from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the father of four children, the oldest of whom has Rett Syndrome. After founding and establishing the educational technology company Instructure (Canvas) he has worked to improve assistive technology for struggling communicators like his daughter.1 Articles