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Title Australian Story: The First Word
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary Introduced by Malcolm TurnbullThis 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
Event Broadcast 2013-02-25 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Communication devices for people with disabilities.
Computer programmers.
Programmable controllers -- Computer-aided design.
Robotics -- Human factors.
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-.
Form Streaming video
Author Turnbull, Malcolm, host
Abolfathi, Peter, contributor
Ford, Patricia, contributor
Ford, Toby, contributor
Loane, Sally, contributor
McLouglin, Naomi, contributor
Phillips, Lindsay, contributor
Rowe, Dominic, contributor