This week we’re doing things a little differently and highlighting two organisations that are close to our hearts at Hube Digital.
Recite Me and Whizz-Kidz are pioneers for accessibility for all, whether that be digital or physical, and this week I am so pleased to welcome Ross Linnett, founder of Recite Me, Abbie Smart, a young beneficiary at Whizz-Kidz, and Sophie, a Whizz-Kidz volunteer.
Recite Me was founded by Ross Linnett, an entrepreneur, who like a number of entrepreneurs, is dyslexic. Ross was diagnosed with dyslexia at university, which resulted in him being given a computer with assistive technology for his studies, and later, for his work as students union President. The problem was that he could only work and access the internet fully on that device. Ross wanted a solution which would enable him, and those with visual impairments, learning difficulties including dyslexia, and people with English as a second language, to be able to access the web on any device. A few years later the idea for Recite Me was born.
Abbie Smart is a 24 year old Whizz-Kidz beneficiary with Cerebral Palsy and uses an electric wheelchair and a walking frame. Being part of Whizz-Kidz has allowed her the opportunity to get involved in the Challenge 75, an inclusive sports event run by Whizz-Kidz to raise money, where the participants would take on a 75-minute sponsored run, walk or push, or their own personal challenge.
Sophie is the Volunteer Support Officer at Whizz-Kidz. She is currently just weeks away from completing her Master’s degree with The Open University.
You can watch the full episode on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/pAaI3M9xBVE
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