Roger JEFCOATE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1940-11-22
Education UCS London
Books & Publications
Recreations conservation, planting trees especially female black poplars (Britain's rarest native timber tree)
Clubs N/A
Style Roger Jefcoate, CBE, DL
Career Stoke Mandeville Hosp: dep dir electronic lab Nat Spinal Injuries Centre 1962-72, developed Possum, the world's first remote control system for disabled people, available through NHS since 1967; advsr on technology for disability 1973-2010; co-fndr: Possums Users' Assoc (now Sequal), Mobility Tst (powered wheelchairs, vice-pres), Nat Assoc of Toy and Leisure Libraries, Demand (design and manufacture for disability, patron), Canine Partners (assistance dogs for disabled people, vice-patron), ME Research UK (patron), Medical Detection Dogs (patron); fndr: Aidis Tst, Disability Aid Fund, AbilityNet (adapted computers for disabled people, vice-pres); patron: Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Tst, Charity Search, MS Nat Therapy Centres, Raynaud's and Scleroderma Assoc, PACE special sch Bucks, CEDA Devon, Bucks Community Fndn; vice-pres Action4Youth, first chm Prince's Tst Bucks 1990-97; tstee John Lewis Partnership Golden Jubilee Tst 1999-; mangr Clare Milne Tst 2002-08 (then patron); helped to develop: Arkell Dyslexia Centre Surrey, Compaid Trust Kent, Neuromuscular Centre Cheshire, Pield residential special sch Uxbridge, St John's special sch Essex (oldest in UK), St Joseph's Centre London; initiated various disability equipment and advice centres worldwide; Bucks ambass 2004; Unsung Heroes Award Celebrities Guild of GB 1986; Hon MUniv Open Univ 1980, Hon DUniv Bucks New Univ 2005; Freeman City of London 1986, Liveryman Drapers' Co 1989; Order of St John 2010
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