Damian Gordon, a lecturer in the School of Computing, has recently been appointed to the Board of the National Disability Authority (NDA) by Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality. The NDA is the independent state body that provides expert advice on disability policy and practice to the government and the public sector, and promotes Universal Design. Members of the board provide leadership on disability matters including developing the strategic direction on disability policies, procedures and controls.
Damian has been responsible for developing of a number of software and hardware systems for people with a range of disabilities, as well as developing a number of training programmes on disability topics. He has a long association with the NDA, as well as many other disability organisations including the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, Arthritis Ireland, the Central Remedial Clinic, and the Aging Well Network. Academically, Damian has developed several modules and programmes of study that focus on topics like Accessibility, Universal Design, and Assistive Technology. He has guest lectured on these topics in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, Queens University Belfast, University College London, and University of Roanoke, Virginia.
DIT Computing February 2018. For More Information contact: Damian Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org)