What does your organization do (100-word description)
'We' aren't an organisation. I am one man on state benefits. I am on state benefits because, quite simply, I throw grand mal epileptic fits and have had a heart attack from trying to join in and fit into Society most of my adult life.
Being a man in search of answers to damage done long ago and being a man who enjoyed computers I eventually ran a project which used a magazine as a focal point but which allowed people to earn money from wherever they were - aimed at people stuck or trapped at home for whatever reason - it was called 'Crofter Magazine - Working and Living in Rural Areas'
Out of Crofter Magazine and desktop publishing came a nervous breakdown and a move to a neglected hill farm in Wales with no phone line or mobile contact..
From 1991, even though ill, I ran The Cwm Consultancy - The Problem People, Me talking with wise people and feeding the answers back to people in dire need of right minded help.
The fits continued and so did the depression. Throw in a divorce, death of loved ones and a heart attack plus life seen at it's cruellest by a head that was ill and hurting.
And then in 2000 I found Autonomy and Mike Lynch in Cambridge.
The had technology that could help people's heads. That could help My head. I knew it from the first reading of a Wired article about what their technologies could do.
I plucked up courage and called Autonomy and was surprised and delighted when they said yes, they thought their kit could do what I was asking too.
Ever since then, every few years, I have spoken with Autonomy and even had them Visit here in Harlech where the office was Harlech Castle itself. Each time they have said 'No problem' we can do this.
Any of the directions this technology can be used for that I have written about on the websites has been read by Autonomy and I have been told all of the things I think are possible CAN BE DONE.
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20+ Years personal research into the state of this World regarding the potential for building a self help system using voice as the main input. Talking with many companies, NGO's, charities, education establishments, local and regional and national government bodies in order to scale the potential of this project.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
Any and all ICT or e-Skill training programs available in any language or format
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
How did you learn about this community?
Somebody pointed it to me
Why would yo like to join the network?
Problems on a personal, local, regional, national and global levels
Twitter user name
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