Founder | AutonoMe
Session: Tuesday 3rd Sept @ 14:30
Topics: Tech for Good, Profit with Purpose, Data
How technology can improve the lives of people with learning disabilities
William is the founder of AutonoMe, a Learning Disability support provider using technology to ensure service users get the most out of their support packages. Previous to founding AutonoMe William spent time in the Video Production industry before moving into Learning Disability Further Education. William spent a number of years supporting and teaching people with Learning Disabilities. Entering into the industry unconventionally William looked at challenges they faced through a different lens and formed AutonoMe to address these challenges. In this talk William will talk of his journey of forming AutonoMe and growing the company from an idea into a scaling business, his ambitions for AutonoMe and what drives him to achieve the goal whilst explaining the challenges he’s and sharing the experience of this journey thus far.
10 years ago our Founder, William Britton, had recently left University after completing his Video Production Degree and was working in the industry. Whilst working in the Video Production industry he got a 2-week ‘temp job’ on the side supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities at the local FE College. He enjoyed the experience so much that he stopped taking on video production work and focussed his career on people with Learning Disabilities.
He went on to become a full-time support worker, completed his PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) specialising in Adults with Learning Disabilities and spent 5 years as an Assistive Technology specialist. Founded in 2015 William combined his understanding of the challenges faced by people with Learning Disabilities and his skills in Video Production to produce high-quality instructional video content that guided service users successfully through activities. Build up over the years AutonoMe now has over 100 videos covering 4 areas of The Care Act.