It has been a concern from the outset of this project that the use of computer tools for design prevents anyone with a visual disability from taking part. That is probably still the case if you are blind.
However in terms of visually impairment this concern now seems misplaced. It turn out that computer-based design software, used with magnification so as to work on part of a design at a time, gives the precision and convenience for producing award winning results. That is the experience of David Hampson, winner of the BBC Radio 4 competition for Children in Need to design a limited edition, digital radio: notice, picture, competition – which is now available to order. He used computer aided design (CAD) software as he relates in today’s programme: listen again from 07:22 am.