31 Days of Notable Women-Rachel Zimmerman, 12 year old software designer


softwareIn the mid-1980s, a twelve-year old girl developed an invention that greatly helped people who have difficulty communicating. Rachel Zimmerman of Ontario, Canada created a software program using Blissymbols: symbols that enable non-speaking people, such as those with severe physical disabilities like cerebral palsy, to communicate. In this way, the user can record his or her thoughts or communicate via e-mail

Source: http://www.women-inventors.com/Rachel-Zimmerman.asp

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