Australian Story :: The First Word

I watched this story and was moved – to write to Peter Ford.

This week’s program is about a man who’s become an international pioneer in a significant but unlikely field.

A failed medical school student turned journalist, Peter Ford hit the big time in the US as a CNN anchorman.

He travelled extensively and covered many big stories around the world.

But beneath the telegenic exterior an ‘inner nerd’ was lurking.

Using his self-taught computer code-writing skills, Peter developed software that enables the most severely disabled people to communicate.

His invention has even attracted the interest of Professor Stephen Hawking…

via Australian Story :: The First Word.

via Australian Story :: The First Word.

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