Jessie's Climb to Higher Education Success

Young people with learning disabilities enjoy a wide spectrum of talents and capabilities, because. in most situations, the "invisible" disability is not obvious to other people. It is difficult for some people to understand why these bright children struggle with tasks or thought processes that come easily to their peers. They get labels like lazy, non-compliant, defiant, impertinent, and stubborn.

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Shaun Uses Mentors to Define His Career Path

Hi, my name is Shaun, and I am a Ph.D. student at the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle. The Information School is an interdisciplinary program that studies the relationships between people, information, and technology. My own research focuses on how everyday computing technologies such as laptops, keyboards, mice, and mobile phones can be made more accessible and help people be more independent in their daily lives.

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Anthony's Key to Independence

Communication has always been a priority for me. So it isn't surprising that I have made it a major part of my adulthood to serve others with communication disabilities. When I was a young child, I was sitting at home with my parents, and I noticed that the first snowfall of the season starting. Just like any other kid, I was excited and wanted to tell my parents, but I had no means of saying, "Look, look, it's snowing outside!" I decided if I could point to the refrigerator and then to the outside window, I might get that point across.

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Andreas Stefik

Andreas Stefik is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studies better ways of understanding, and interacting with, computer programming languages and compilers.
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My name is Vincent. I have been using computers and computing systems to solve accessibility problems for more than twenty years.



My name is Samuel. I am studying information technology (IT) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I expect to graduate next year. IT is a mixture of hands-on experience with programming, database, and networking. I chose this major because I know it is good experience and will help me prepare for my career. So far, I’ve taken classes related to programming, databases, multimedia content, and Flash design. I am looking forward to take more courses to gain knowledge and skills. Last summer I interned at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA for three months.

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My name is Randy, and I’m a systems analyst. This means that I translate customer and company requirements for our products into specific language for software developers.

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