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Mrs. R. from Austin TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Control Your World With Speech!

The cost of speech recognition software from Quill Corporation proposal is $159, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $159 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hi Donors, I'm a Life Skills teacher at an urban middle school in a low socio-economic neighborhood. I work with students who have severe and profound physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Right now, I'm helping a really amazing student with cerebral palsy. CP is a condition that can be completely different from individual to individual. With this student, it manifests as an inability of the motor cortex to send messages to his muscles. His brain can not tell his body what to do. Yet his cognitive functions are intact. He can reason. Well, as well as any other 12-year-old boy. E wants to take control of his life. That is why I'm asking for your help. He can not interact with a computer the same way that you and I do. He can not control his arms, hands, and fingers well enough to use a keyboard much less write with a pen or pencil. But he can talk. His Science teacher would say, "Boy, can he talk!" Technology has come a long way in our lifetime. Now, they even have applications that let you talk to your computer to tell it what to do. That is what I am asking from you. To purchase speech recognition software so that my student will have a viable means to interface with computers. With this program E could write his own essays for class assignments. He could take notes. He could have his own e-mail account, or even a place on MySpace. Just like his peers all over the country. This software will bring him within reach of his dreams, to control his own destiny. Technology is on the precipice of revolutionizing the lives of individuals with physical disabilities. Learning the intricacies of verbally interfacing with a computer will give him the ability to take advantage of this revolution. Please help me make a difference for this student.

Mrs. R.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING 8 STANDARD -- Scansoft Dragon Naturally Speaking 8; Standard • Quill Corporation $99.99 1 $99.99

Materials cost

$99.99

Vendor shipping charges

$10.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$130.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.58

Total project goal

$158.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.76

1 Donor

-$149.71

Donations toward project cost

-$131.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.05

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$0.00

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