The technology that overcomes a human limit usually doesn’t amplify human differences. It’s more likely to even things out.Peter Huber, Forbes Magazine, November 21, 1994 at Pg. 210
My focus is on using technology to overcome human limits. Why?
Fortune smiled on me the day I became a father of a family with disabilities. Human limits became real as I watched my sons fight to overcome Autism and Down Syndrome. Their inspired efforts increased the intensity of purpose shared by my wife and me. We learned to live differently.
Significant numbers of people fear being different. Disability has served to help us overcome this fear. It has clarified the importance and freed us from convention. The pain has consistently opened our eyes to the discovery necessary to overcome our family’s human limits.
This has been my personal journey.
The years of creative struggle and innovation inspired by necessity have turned me into an entrepreneur. The correct term might be social entrepreneur. This site is a place where I hope to share not only the discoveries that have enriched our lives but also ideas and possible inventions for the future.
The entrepreneurial enterprises born out of my journey are Digital Scribbler, Hope Technology Group, and E-Soccer. I am CEO of Digital Scribbler, as well as Founder of Hope Technology Group and E-Soccer.
Hope Technology Group is a non-profit focused on using technology to overcome human limits.
As CEO of Digital Scribbler, my focus is on developing augmentative and alternative communication technologies for iOS and Android devices. We have two featured products. Quick Talk AAC is our comprehensive mobile product. Quick Type AAC is a streamlined version. We are currently working on Smart Watch and 3D applications. Everything we do is in some way related to the use of Augmentative Alternative Communication. Our dream is to help the silenced find their voice.
E-Soccer, is an all-volunteer inclusive soccer program founded in 2000. This program is dedicated to empowering both typical and special needs children of all abilities to reach their full athletic and social potential. I was fortunate enough to receive the Jefferson Award and a Congressional Citation, in recognition of my service.
My Lead Different blog covers ideas, insights, and the practical application of technology in the field of education. Every day it expands to include my other interests, which are leadership, technology, and creativity. I hope I can inspire you to join me on my journey to use technology to overcome human limits.