Your Morning Cereal – Grandfather Builds Web Browser for Autistic Grandchild

John LeSieur is in the software business, and he noticed that computers seemed mostly useless to his 6-year-old grandson, Zackary.

The boy has autism, and reacts negatively to the screen with all of it’s color and options. LeSieur searched for online tools that were appropriate, but found none. So he had one built, named it the Zac Browser For Autistic Children in honor of his grandson, and is making it available to anyone for free.  Check out the link here

This man is a reminder that while the Web has created important communication and educational opportunities for people, those with cognitive impairments still need special tools to learn – particularly online. As a computer instructor, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mr. LeSieur. 

Let’s hear it for grassroots innovation. Maybe Microsoft can take notes.

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One response to “Your Morning Cereal – Grandfather Builds Web Browser for Autistic Grandchild

  1. I will have to check this out. I have started using Foxfire because I find it more accessible. The built in spell checker makes it dysgraphia/dyslexia friendly.

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