Assistive Technology is any item which enhances an individual’s independence. Colm aims to provide Assistive Technology support for individuals, looking at innovative ways of using Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
He also wants to provide support for organisations and businesses helping them to incorporate Assistive Technology into their products and services.
Colm works in the third level sector providing Assistive Technology support and training in an educational setting. This includes providing advice, training and on-going technical support to students with disabilities and updating the student’s knowledge and skills as new applications are developed.
Colm worked as an Assistive technology officer and researcher at the National College of Art and Design, and now works at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology as an Assistive Technologist.
The change I want to see in Ireland is a situation where people with disabilities can achieve full access… I am passionate that Assistive Technology can improve people’s lives in many ways.