Here is my TEDx talk “Choose Strengths, Not Shame.” Great pleasure to be a part of a incredible line up for this event in Sonoma.
My book is now available in the Learning Ally library! Check it out!
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From an article in Stanford Lawyer that gives some background on how I got into the assistive technology business in the first place!
BEN FOSS: ADVOCATING FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
Ben Foss traces the inspiration for his invention, the Intel® Reader, to his studies at Stanford.
It was on the first day of a class taught by Intel co-founder Andy Grove when Grove, who is a Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) lecturer, asked his students why Intel had gotten out of the memory chip business.
“I answered that it seemed to me that Intel was in the horse and buggy business and then the car came along,” says Foss. “Big mistake.”