Trustees of the OU Development Fund (OUDF) visited KMi to hear about recent developments and to meet some of the staff. The focus of the visit was the Multimedia Enabling Technologies Group which has received funding from the OUDF to help with several developments. These include the Alternatives to Print project, the appointment of a blind member of staff to undertake advisory and evaluation work, and the Talk not Type project.

The Trustees were given the opportunity to see a number of applications of information and communication technologies including: the Mars Buggy, ReadOut, world-wide training for BP-Amoco, and the Millennium Awards Scheme.