UCanDoIT Tutor is IT Trainer of the Year

David Brown, with family, accepting his award from the Duke of Westminster

David Brown,  who is based in Merseyside, has won the prestigious APM Group IT Trainer of the Year organised by the British Computer Society(BCS).

David lost his sight and right hand in a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia in December 2000. He spent 3 years rehabilitating and once again learning how to use a computer. He covers the Northwest of the country and specialises in teaching people with visual impairments.

 

David (seen here accepting his award from the Duke of Westminster) beat strong competition from other leading IT professionals working in a wide range of businesses and industries in the UK. 

 

Alan Pollard, BCS president says: “The standard of entry has been exceptionally high this year and the judges faced a daunting task to select those that had that something extra. Each year the quality of entrants and the standard of submissions seem to outshine the previous and everyone taking part this time can feel justifiably proud of their work.”

 

David said of his award "I am delighted to have won this award and extremely grateful to UCanDoIT for nominating me. It highlights the importance of the need for good accessibility design in ICT. Many blind and visually impaired people see their computers as a lifeline to the world and the subsequent feeling of inclusion this brings. But to ensure everyone has this opportunity, training needs to be at least more affordable if not entirely free. UCanDoIT is campaigning for free training for all disabled people because they know what a tremendous difference it immediately makes to their quality of life".

 

 

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