About Inclusive's Training & Trainers
Jamie Munro began working with special needs in 1987 when, through a personal involvement, he began working with adults with severe spinal injuries at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injury Unit. Jamie was a director of BIT 32 Ltd., who developed one of the first computer systems to support users with severe spinal injuries. BIT 32 Ltd. were particularly successful at helping adults with severe spinal injuries return to the work place and worked extensively with the Department of Employment providing equipment and training under the Access To Work scheme.
From this beginning, Jamie began to work with the whole range of special needs including other physical disabilities, visual impairments and learning disabilities.
In 1994, Jamie became managing director of Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd., the UK office of Don Johnston, one of the world's largest developers of software to support those struggling with reading and writing through specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Jamie has worked extensively with throughout the UK with groups such as the British Dyslexia Association and Dyslexia Action.
In 2009 when Inclusive Technology took over Don Johnston Special Needs and became the UK publisher for Don Johnston software titles, Jamie joined Inclusive Technology's consultancy service, which provides information and training for schools, local education authorities and ICT companies.
Jamie continues to focus on supporting literacy for those struggling with reading and writing. As well as Don Johnston software, Jamie's expertise covers the whole range of specialised software and hardware in this area and he is a registered trainer for software such as TextHelp Read and Write. At Inclusive Technology he has been involved with the Accessible Materials Project, a DFES scheme looking at providing pupils who are print disabled, either due to specific learning disabilities or visual impairments, text books in electronic format and the tools to access them. Jamie worked directly with schools involved, helping them with training and implementation.