BackInUse/DiverseIT Program, Adelante
“Assistive Technology: Gateway to Access IT!”
2:30-3:30 pm Cultivate IT
Shawn McHugh is 14 years old and was born with Septo-Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, which left him with no vision. Shawn has attended both public schools and the NM School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Alamogordo, where he is currently enrolled. Shawn has become an accomplished devotee of technology that allows himself and others to take full advantage of life’s opportunities.
This summer, Shawn worked with Adelante’s BackInUse/DiverseIT program, using a variety of special desktop and Apple iphone applications to perform computer software and hardware upgrades. Shawn is a charismatic young man who loves educating people about his disability, plans for the future, and the amazing technology tools available to him. He ExperiencesIT in a way most of us can’t imagine.