A TEACHING graduate who trains students with disabilities how to use software to help with their degree, has received support from Leeds Trinity University.

Jareth Anstey, 29, is a freelance assistive technology trainer who helps university students in York. He teaches them to use software including text-to-speak, dictation, spelling and mind-mapping.

Jareth, who is a former student of Leeds Trinity was given £500 from the university’s Inspiring Futures Programme Enterprise Fund to support the development of his business.

He said: “Assistive technology can have an enormous impact on a disabled student’s life and can mean the difference between a pass or fail at university. I’ve worked with a Paralympic swimming medallist who was unable to type so taught them how to use speech software, and a student with dyslexia who struggled with proofreading, so taught them how to use text-to-speech software.”