About Gerry Kennedy

Gerry began using using IT in Education in 1980 and started exploring Inclusive or Assistive Technologies in 1985. He has been IT coach and mentor at 4 special schools in Melbourne as well as teaching Junior Secondary Boys and at a Girl’s Secondary College. Gerry worked in the computer industry as well, including 3 years at Spectronics in the late 1990’s. He has worked since 2000 as an Independent Assistive Technology Consultant, presenter and trainer. He has specialised in the areas of special needs, rehabilitation and inclusive technology support in education and employment for over 32 years. He has worked with early years, primary and secondary schools, TAFE, lectured at Universities, advised hospitals and consulted for individual clients of all ages and abilities. Gerry worked for many years as a consultant for the TAC for clients with acquired brain injury.

He still frequently publishes articles and software reviews on numerous web sites, particularity on the Spectronic’s Blog. Gerry promotes leading practice in the implementation and deployment of innovative ICT and Inclusive Technology in education and training. He has consulted, trained and advised parents, speech pathologists, physical therapists, Visiting Teachers for the Education Department in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and the 4 dioceses of the Catholic Education Office in Victoria as well as other education and therapy related organisations. He now enjoys writing articles about how best to utilise and harness the features and functions of mainstream and specialised software as well as assistive device implementation for people with different needs.

Posts and Resources by Gerry Kennedy

Review of Grammarly

Review of Grammarly

Introduction Grammarly helps students and writers expand their vocabulary and also assists in improving their writing. There are benefits for non-native English writers and ESL students (English as a Second Language) as well. Tertiary students and professional writers use Grammarly to advantage as it assists in spelling and proper use of grammar in English text. Grammarly’s products help …

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Review of C-Pen Reader – Reading Support Device

Review of C-Pen Reader – Reading Support Device

Introduction The C-Pen Reader Pen is a portable handheld assistive technology that helps users with dyslexia or other literacy difficulties, essentially when reading printed text. The C-Pen is for users with dyslexia or for people who struggle with certain genres of text or who are just poor readers, learning to read, people with ESL needs, LOTE users who …

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Ghotit “Real Writer and Reader” V5 Review

Ghotit “Real Writer and Reader” V5 Review

Introduction Ghotit "Real Writer and Reader" V5 is the latest version of this simple to use and master, yet very powerful literacy support tool. Separate versions for MS Windows and Apple Mac are available. Ghotit Real Writer and Reader, now at Version 5, is a very comprehensive reading and writing assistance solution for users with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia, …

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