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Mrs E.A. Draffan

Mrs E.A. Draffan

Senior Research Assistant

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Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


My career began as a Speech and Language Therapist spending eight years as the District Speech and Language Therapist at a group of London Hospitals.  The work involved supporting disabled people with a wide range of communication difficulties. Having left the National Health Service, I then worked in schools and colleges, specialising in the support of those with Special Needs whilst encouraging the use of assistive technologies (AT).

A Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship gave me the chance to see how centres of AT were set up in the United States. This resulted in ten years work at the University of Sussex, building and running a regional AT Centre, whilst liaising with others to introduce the concepts of equal access to teaching and learning for those with disabilities. I went on to work with JISC before joining ECS with Professor Mike Wald and the ECS Accessibility Team and now with Dr Gary Wills on the NRemote project. I was a member of the committee that worked on BS 8878 for digital accessibility and I am still connected with the  BSI ICT/002 ICT Accessibility committee as well as the WCAG Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force. I am involved member organisations such as AAATE AHG, and on a British Dyslexia Association technology committee. 

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