Michael Woodman


For Michael, getting into the right frame of mind to use assistive technology is as important as embracing the technical aspects. He loves working for D&A as he is able to embrace this holistic approach to training. Michael has several years’ experience running the Disability Support Service at St. George’s, University of London. He is very familiar with the DSA process and experienced at supporting students to manage the pressures of their courses so that they can become independent learners.

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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.

Android Audio Cloud iOS Memory Multi-Sensory Revision Working memory


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.

Assignments Free Mac Memory Mind map Multi-Sensory Note taking Research Revision Windows Writing

ScreenShades and WindowShades

If you are aware that you have a specific learning difference (SpLD), such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, you may also be familiar with the terms 'visual stress', 'scotopic sensitivity' or 'Irlen syndrome'. These are all phrases that describe the experience of finding black text on a white background difficult to look at for more than a short period of time.

Assignments Free Mac PC Proofreading Reading Screen tinting