About Me.

My name is Dr. Ben Manning and I am the founder and CEO of Blake Design Group. I sustained a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in an automobile accident in high school that left me paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair without the use of my hands. Since 1993 and with the support of an awesome family, I completed three engineering degrees, worked as a practicing software and system engineer for 20 years and taught at three different Research I level universities. After finishing graduate school, I started this company with two main goals:

1. Create a consulting and product development company that focuses solely on creating learning applications.

2. Create opportunities to train and employ recently injured SCI patients and provide them with lifelong learning skills for jobs that can be performed remotely.