Reaching silver surfers in sheltered accommodation

Finalist category: IT Volunteer of the Year 2011

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IT Volunteer of the Year, Winner, 2011

Colin is responsible for running Silver Surfer IT taster sessions in sheltered accommodation for elderly people across the UK. He works mainly with people with sight impairments using all kinds of assistive technology tools and various speech recognition programs.

Despite holding down a full time job at IBM it is difficult to keep track of just how people Colin is helping to support, both directly and through a network of other volunteers. Colin is a service leader responsible for running Silver Surfer IT taster sessions in sheltered accommodation for elderly people across the UK.

He has been working mainly with people with sight impairments using tools such as Dolphin Guide, Jaws, Thunder, Webby and various speech recognition programs. He also secured funding via IBM for the work of Digital Unite.

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