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About us

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BQuinn-Director.gifLearning-Difference is a private limited company based in the UK. It was set-up in 2006.

It is led by Bernard Quinn, Director.

Here is a brief resume of his career which covers over 25 years in the voluntary, public and private sectors:

  • 20 years of senior management for national disability charities in the UK (British Deaf Association, RNIB),
  • Local Education Authority Manager (Childcare & Out of Hours Learning),
  • CEO of a local Children's Charity,
  • Development Manager (British Dyslexia Association, covering the England regions),
  • Consultancy (CPRE, Herb Society, local charities, organisations),
  • Disability Consultant (EU projects),
  • Disability Trainer (national and local organisations, UK and EU),
  • Designer/Writer/Editor (national and local projects, UK and EU),
  • External Evaluator (UK projects and services).

Associate Staff

Learning-Difference buys-in a range of experts as and when necessary. These professionals are from fields as diverse as sensory disability, learning disability, accessibility, web design, funding, management and bring many years expertise and experience to our clients.


Bernard Quinn has worked as a consultant, advisor/expert, trainer to a wide range of organisations on ground-breaking innovative projects, including clients such as:

  • BT,
  • Channel 4,
  • BBC Education,
  • Tyne Tees TV,
  • British Film Institute,
  • Milton Keynes Council,
  • Central Office of Information,
  • British Dyslexia Association 
  • NIACE,
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Jagiellonian University.

Our projects around the EU (go to NEWS) 

  • An EU-wide project to develop disability awareness amongst small employer organisations and in HE institutions in Iceland, Poland and Cyprus.
  • Supporting a Multi Disability Football Club three year project in England.
  • An EU-wide project to develop awareness of disability in higher education targeted at academic and administrative staff in Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, and Spain.
  • Supporting a Dyslexia charity to increase support services in central England.

Other services offered by Learning-Difference...

Bernard Quinn is also an artist. To find out more about his artwork go to the artwork page by clicking this link.

Design and Print:
We can offer support in design and print management, find out more by clicking this link.

Adult Education Tuition:
Bernard Quinn is also an adult education tutor (lifelong learning) affiliated to the Institute for Learning. Find out more by clicking this link.