Prof Mike Wald leads research into accessible technologies in the Web and Internet Science Group, ECS and is a fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. He has advised HEFCE, JISC and Universities on enhancing learning through the use of technologies and established the University's DSA assessment centre and the Disability and Assistive Technology Services of 7 Universities in the South of England. He was a founder member of the International Liberated Learning Consortium that included other leading universities (e.g. MIT) and organisations (e.g. IBM, Nuance) investigating how speech recognition could make teaching and learning more accessible. His research led to the development of Synote to make video easier to access, search, manage, and exploit by supporting the creation of synchronised notes, bookmarks, tags, images, links and text captions.