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Project Management

Previously, we have undertaken project management on behalf of larger organisations and Universities (though this no longer forms part of our core work). Below are examples of some of the projects we have managed and delivered.

Extending Education and Career Opportunities for the Deaf community with particular reference to developing generic and subject specific language skills

This project was managed on behalf of the University of Wolverhampton and funded by the DfES Innovations Fund. It briefly comprised: Guidance booklet


Our role was to manage the technical as well as content development of the projects, overseeing the web development company, researchers and contributors.

SignsOnline: Two British Sign Language (BSL)/English glossaries for Science and Engineering Education

BSL screenshot

This project was managed on behalf of the University of Wolverhampton and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The online glossaries can be seen at:

Link to Science Signs web site Link to Engineering Signs site

Our role was as principal researchers for the BSL signs, overseeing the technical development of the sites and directing the filming shoot.

BSL/English Glossary for ICT

We have recently developed a new glossary for information communications technology, funded by the DfES Standards Unit. See:

Screen shot of ICT Signs dictionary

University of Leeds Regional Transcription Centre

Direct Learn investigated the feasibility of extending provision of transcription for blind and visually impaired students to other universities in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

University of Leeds Equality Unit web site

The University's Equality Unit needed an accessible web site, which would be useable not only by visitors, but also by staff who would have to update the site. Direct Learn managed the procurement and implementation on the site, as well as organising and authoring some of its content.