Technology has had a huge impact on the life of Clayton. Despite the physical challenges this 16 year old faces as the result of Cerebral Palsy, he has learned to use a laptop with Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking and Scientific Notebook to allow him to take an academic course load towards his Dogwood Certificate.
Clayton uses Kurzweil to read and respond to textbooks in the curriculum, accessing these through ARC-BC. He uses Scientific Notebook to manage the math curriculum. Dragon Naturally Speaking has allowed him to write text with much greater speed and accuracy than he could manage with a keyboard. This tech savvy teenager has become a power user of his technology and takes full personal responsibility for its management. Clayton is an excellent example of how technology can really make a difference!