Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2010
RNIB-funded Fellowship for a registered blind or partially sighted individual
John Ramm is an online session drummer and drum teacher with expertise in sound engineering.
Until recently, John was a Trustee of The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB). He was also Chair of RNIB Cymru and sat on RNIB's Early Reach Programme Board which seeks to ensure that people losing their sight receive the emotional and practical help they need as soon as possible after diagnosis. He also sat on project boards related to RNIB's web and intranet developments and the creation of accessible solutions/products which help blind and partially sighted people to access digital television.
Previously, John Chaired the Retinoblastoma Society for three years and ran a PA sound hire company providing sound reinforcement for a variety of, mainly musical, events around the North West. John lives in Wrexham, North Wales, is married with four daughters and has been totally blind since he was nine months old. He experienced "specialist" education, being sent to boarding schools from the age of five and, due to the fact that one of his daughters is also blind, he is interested in the relative merits of "Special" and "Mainstream" education.
John is a committed Christian and drums regularly for the Church he was a founder member of in 1988.
John enjoys reading, music, walking, and good British Ale when it is available!
Take a look at John's research
Current principal role: Non Executive Director
Current principal organisation: Habinteg Housing Association:
Other leadership role 1: Chairman, RNIB Cymru
Other organisation 1: Royal National Institute Of Blind People (RNIB)
Research: Touching the World: Access to graphically presented information at work for people who are blind
Research topics: Accessibility; Employment; Equality; Values;
Secondment host: Glyndwr University
Secondment host 2: Association Of Voluntary Organisations In Wrexham (AVOW)