How are you getting on?
At a community function for bikers in Dublin, Ireland, I noted a couple of the delegates were making a good try at typing a message on a micro-computer for the celebrity at the event. I realised that they were struggling not only in typing accurately but in recalling the actual spelling of the words. I thus sought to supportively give them a guiding hand. I guess it was the residual teacher in me that empowered them to finish the task. They were delighted.
This incident highlighted that within the Bikers Association there might well be many folk facing similar challenges. Thus the valiant work of TTRS (Touch, Type, Read and Spell) project came to mind. This innovative system enables those facing such hurdles in communication to overcome them with excitement and confidence.
As there is a regional representative for TTRS in Ireland, the next step was to put these good folk in touch with each other. Hundreds have found their way to confident reading and spelling through being part of this international project recently featured on national TV in the UK.
Recent developments at TTRS have been in the area of training on the telephone. This has been going really well. Sometimes a simple idea can really have a big impact. Their latest development is now launched: using TTRS online. You’ll find this a fascinating concept and facility to recommend widely. Well worth checking their website….