Whilst in Stanmore Spinal Injury Centre I was introduced to Dragon software because, after my injury, I now have limited hand movement.   

Gavin at his computer

I applied to Aspire Grants for the funding for the Dragon software and a computer and when I found out I had been successful with funding, I was ‘over the moon’.   I had been unable to purchase the equipment myself and this was my life line.  I am much more independent and I don’t have to type using one finger, I just speak and it types for me.  It is a lot easier and is amazing.

I am in the process of writing a book on the realities of spinal cord injury and setting up a project for businesses and restaurants of the importance of wheelchair access to their building by the use of a shared portable ramp.