Software developer recognised for apprenticeship programme

Post date: 
Monday, 18 January 2016

Dolphin Computer Access, who makes reading materials accessible to visually impaired people, wins award for apprenticeship programme.

Technology computer, Dolphin Computer Access, has been named Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year by Worcestershire Apprentices; recognising their dedication to providing a springboard for career minded individuals to simultaneously learn and work.
The company develops software which enables visually impaired computer users to access technology in the same way as fully sighted users. The software can magnify screen content, read the content audibly or even convert it to live Braille; delivering communication, employment possibilities and independence in everyday life for those with sight loss.
Technical support apprentice, Ben Rendle, 20, who is blind, used Dolphin software before he joined the company and now supports customers who have technical problems by resolving their issues over the phone and by email.

“I’m proud to be an apprentice because I have the opportunity to gain real life work experience whilst working towards industry recognised qualifications.”

Being able to use computers and other gadgets is a key tool for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. To learn about and keep up to date with everyday technology, please visit our Using Technology page.
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