Daniel Dunne Assistive Technology Trainer, National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).
Daniel Dunne is one of NCBI's Assistive Technology Trainers, working exclusively with children and young people with sight loss. Daniel completes assessments and delivers training intervention supports to individuals and groups of young people, families, and educational support staff. Daniel played a central role in the success of NCBI's shift towards virtual intervention delivery within the wider team in recent months. Daniel facilitates regular assistive technology workshops for young students that promote the use of technology solutions in daily life for work, rest and play. His ability to solve problems on the go, combined with his positive can-do attitude, results in Daniel being an asset to NCBI and the community of children and young people with whom he works.
Cian O'Toole Leaving Certificate Student, St Joseph's Secondary School
Cian O Toole is a Leaving Certificate student at St. Joseph's Secondary School in Charlestown, Co. Mayo who has quite a keen interested in computers and technology in general. He says he loves watching films and he also claims to be a pretty good musician too! Cian has a vision impairment and employs strategies and solutions to access the curriculum including mainstream devices like his humble Samsung phone. He has discovered that most of his access needs are solved from using his phone, from distance viewing via its camera, to typing and uploading notes for class in conjunction with his laptop too.