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Inventions to Overcome Disabilities

Inventors and Inventions
Inventors and Inventions


Inventions to Overcome Disabilities
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 9 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.4

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    birthmark, finding, reading, writing, makeup, pursue, accessible, text, software, difficulty, attempt, chemist, various, impossible, ordinary, electronic
     content words:    Lydia O'Leary, Ray Kurzweil, Stevie Wonder, Matt Capozzi, Nathan Connolly, Krista Morlan


Inventions to Overcome Disabilities
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Some of the most amazing inventions designed recently are inventions that help people with disabilities. People in many different fields have used their creativity to make products for people with all types of difficulties. These inventions help men, women, and children with disabilities work and play. They make it possible for them to do activities that used to be impossible.
 
2     Ray Kurzweil's electronic and computer inventions help people who have difficulty reading and writing and people who cannot see. He invented print-to-speech software that can scan and read almost any text aloud. Students who have trouble reading can use it to read their textbooks, and those who have trouble spelling can use it to find the correct spelling of a word.
 
3     He also invented electronic keyboard synthesizers. The musician Stevie Wonder, who is blind, used his synthesizers and said that Kurzweil's products changed his life. He said that products like these give a person with a disability independence.

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