Michael Woodman

Quality Assurance Team and Assistive Technology Trainer

Michael has 10 years of experience working as an assistive technology trainer, working with students and clients in the workplace since D&A’s formation. He previously worked at St. George’s, University of London, running the Disability & Dyslexia Support Service.

In recent years, Michael has joined the Quality Assurance team at D&A, supporting new D&A trainers to get to grips with the wide range of software and hardware allocated to students through the DSA process.

He has also produced training video materials for D&A’s internal e-learning system, the D&A youtube channel, and for Imperial University’s Inclusive Technology project, and has worked on projects supporting CRISIS and Utilita Energy.

Outside of D&A, Michael works occasionally as an animator, music video director, film editor, and session guitarist. Sometimes he even finds time to work on his own music, (typically him singing long, weird songs that you can’t dance to).

Authored resources

Study Blue

Studyblue is an online study and revision tool, based around the idea of using "index cards" to make new information memorable. You may have tried the "index card" system before - writing questions or prompts on one side of a card, and then writing the answer on the other so that you can systematically work through your deck to revise.



Xmind is a concept mapping program, (much like Mindview, Mindmanager, and Inspiration), which allows you to create 'spider diagrams' or 'mind maps' on your computer. Creating a mind map can help you to plan and write essays, revise for exams, and organise large projects.



MindShift is a free app designed to offer practical support in relation to feelings of anxiety. Rather than suggesting that you avoid situations that create anxiety, the app guides you towards opportunities to face them in a constructive way.