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360: Dolphin Computer Access with Noel Duffy & Josh Murphy

Assistive technology to improve accessibility in education for students with visual impairments or neurodiverse conditions.

Noel Duffy, Chairman of the Board, Dolphin Computer Access

Awarded the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2022, for 30 years’ work empowering visually impaired people to succeed in a digital world, Noel Duffy has been the driving force behind many UK and international initiatives that bring low-cost access tech and reading systems to blind and partially sighted people facing digital exclusion.

Taking on the role of Managing Director at Dolphin Computer Access Ltd in 2007, Noel moved into the role of Chairman in 2020, where he continues to support the company’s mission to develop specialist assistive technology for people with visual impairments.

Noel also sits on the board of ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) and is a member of APPGAT (All Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology). Additionally, Noel is on the board of trustees at New College Worcester, a UK residential school and college for young people who are blind or vision impaired.

Noel has a business degree from NUI Galway and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Prior to his time at Dolphin, he ran an accounting and consulting practice in Worcester.

Joshua Murphy – Testing Apprentice at Dolphin Computer Access

Josh is completing his apprenticeship in Software Testing at Dolphin Computer Access, where he is part of a team that conducts a range of digital tests to ensure the software operates as it is designed to do. His role plays a key part of the business, and his attention to detail and problem-solving skills ensure the company creates an exceptional product. 

Josh is blind and uses screen magnification and screen reading technology to access the information on his computer and other devices. Josh is also a Guide Dog owner, so can usually be found in the company of his Guide Dog, Horatio.

In addition to work and studies, Josh is a member of the GB Goalball Squad. He will be part of the team representing Great Britain in the IBSA World Games in August this year, and has ambitions to represent Great Britain in the next Paralympic Games.


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