Barry - Adaptive Technology

Adapting and Growing

A shallow diving accident changed Barry’s life forever.   The accident resulted in a spinal cord injury that left Barry paralyzed with limited hand and arm function.  After intensive rehabilitation and time learning to live life using a power wheelchair, Barry returned to college to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  During the process, he received assistance from our Adaptive Computer and Communication and Technology Program where he learned to use voice-activated computer software.  This device helped Barry take notes in class and complete assignments.  After getting his Masters, Barry landed a job with the State of Missouri as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

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