Bill the builder takes teaching online

Bill sitting at his desk with bridge on hos computer screen

Bill Hunt was born in Assen, Holland in 1934, migrating to Australia in 1951 with his family when his father Hans came to work as a contractor for the Snowy Hydro Project.

Bill, who became an Australian citizen in 1954, also worked for the same building company in later years whist studying engineering via a university correspondence course.

Eventually he started his own business, Hunt Constructions, operating successfully on the eastern seaboard before moving to Brisbane.

In 2004 Bill was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration, however with his entrepreneurial nature he was determined to find solutions to keep him active and engaged. Bill has been a Quantum customer since 2012, using ZoomText screen magnification software and large print keyboard on his computer.

He also uses a Clearview desktop electronic magnifier for reading magazines and doing paperwork.

Now retired, Bill resides in a low care facility keeping very busy using the skills he learned from his parents, when at aged eight years old, they taught him to play bridge. Using the ZoomText and his very large computer monitor, Bill can still play online bridge, which is his passion.

Many years competing locally nationally and internationally have been beneficial to Bill who now teaches bridge to other players over the internet. Without assistive technology Bill’s life would not be as fulfilling for him and those he teaches.