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TECH NEWS: Software allows disabled to work on computers

Published 05/18/2009, San Jose Mercury News

Jon Bjornstad, an independent software consultant who has built a remarkable program that allows quadriplegics to use a computer to do the things many of us do without a second thought. Sue Center allows users to create text documents; send e-mail; request photographs, jokes, horoscopes, weather reports and news from the Web. Users can play MP3s, store photos, make phone calls using Skype. It can serve as a television remote or as an on-off switch for electrical appliances.

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