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Disability-friendly Software Makes its Mark Internationally

14 November 2018

 

Nigel Jones

A lecturer from Cardiff School of Technologies has been shortlisted in a global educational software competition which aims to help students with visual disabilities. 

Nigel Jones entered his ‘Notes Sui’ software into the Reimagine Education competition alongside 1,150 other educationalists from across the world.  

Reimagine Education aims to reward people who create transformational educational initiatives, enhance student learning and employability outcomes. 

One hundred applicants were shortlisted and Nigel will join this group in San Francisco, where the overall winner will receive US$50,000 in funding.  

Nigel’s software, Notes Sui, improves inclusivity in the classroom by treating all students the same. It does this by providing access to a PowerPoint presentation during a teaching session in different colour formats that assist people with visual disabilities. 

Students can choose the colour format that suits them – the versions include dyslexic- friendly, colour-blind friendly, partially-sighted friendly and MS-friendly. 

Speaking about his Notes Sui software, Nigel said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted as the competition was extremely tough. I am passionate about promoting inclusivity in educational and I hope to be able to develop the software further so that is of benefit on a wider scale.”

For more details about Notes Suit, please go to: http://www.notessui.com 

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