Andrew Salmon is a 50-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident who is blind. He was referred by Vocational Rehabilitation for assistive technology.
Mr. Salmon came to the Center for Independent Living of Broward to get help using a computer. Specifically, he needed JAWS and Dragon Naturally Speaking to help him communicate online.
Communications Specialist Jason Michaels taught Mr. Salmon how to use JAWS and Dragon Naturally Speaking. Andrew was given a new laptop with the assistive technology software. He was also provided a brief refresher course on how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Thanks to receiving the new tools, he will become more active in the community. He will also be able to look for, and obtain, a job.
For more information about assistive technology, please call the Center for Independent Living of Broward at
Post-Secondary Programs for People with Disabilties Are Available Through Several Programs
However, the Center for Independent Living of Broward reminds you that there are options that can help.
The Able Trust Florida High School High Tech (HSHT) is designed to provide high school students with all types of disabilities the opportunity to explore jobs or post-secondary education leading to technology-related careers.
The programs have been proven to help lower high school dropout rates and increase self-esteem in the lives of participating students with disabilities. We are happy to help inform students with disabilities of all their rights.
For more information about the Youth Services Program and The Able Trust Florida High School High Tech, please call the Center for Independent Living of Broward at