Zac Browser (Zone for Autistic Children)

I received a couple emails recently that linked me to something super cool: the Zac Browser.


Here's the news story from ABC: Grandfather Builds Web Browser for Autistic Boy


The only bummer about it right off the bat is that it's only compatible with PC's.

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  1. Liz Ness says…
    06/11/2008

    Wow! That's pretty cool -- thanks for the links Ali!

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  2. Nicky Anderson says…
    06/11/2008

    Wow-that is awesome - will have to check it out for Brody!!
    Nicky

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  3. Krista Reymann says…
    06/11/2008

    This must be portable to the Mac. I will ask around Silicon Valley and see what folks here think. --Krista

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  4. HeatherStokes says…
    06/11/2008

    That is GREAT - Thank you for sharing this link - I just sent it to my Best Friend.
    THANK YOU!

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  5. Tammy Vasser says…
    06/11/2008

    Now that IS cool!! Thanks for sharing! And by the way, I really look forward to reading your blog. Thanks for making it so positive.

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  6. Shannon in WA says…
    06/11/2008

    This will make such a HUGE difference for so many kids that struggle with all the extra stimuli found on so many kid's websites. I can't wait to share this with my friend whose son is autistic. I'm also going to load it on my 6 year old's computer too. He's always clicking on the wrong thing and this will make things much more enjoyable for him. Hopefully, it will become available for Mac users soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Angie - Australia says…
    06/11/2008

    Thanks for sharing. Looks very interesting will check it out for Alex.

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  8. Heather H. says…
    06/11/2008

    There was an interesting story on Good Morning America yesterday titled Autistic and Proud. I can't paste the link at the moment but it was an interesting perspective.

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  9. Alli says…
    06/11/2008

    the zac browser is great, it is so easy for them to use and Alec loves all things it has to offer, I would recommend this for any child
    I found the story here - http://www.physorg.com/news131721196.html and

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  10. Liane says…
    06/11/2008

    Thanks for posting on this. YOu are a true asset to the scrapbooking and autistic communities!

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  11. jackie says…
    06/11/2008

    Thanks for the link...sent it to my daughter who has a son with autism

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  12. Brad says…
    06/11/2008

    Interesting Ali...
    Also - buy this: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/ and install XP on it (or Vista if you want) ... works like a champ on your Mac - Windows programs side by side with Mac ones.

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  13. AmyJ says…
    06/12/2008

    This looks great! It sounds like in fact, it would help many children who are not autistic too! I work for CPS and have forwarded this on to our regional disability specialist.
    It's amazing how experience autistm has allowed you and this man both to inspire and help so many others.

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  14. Anthea says…
    06/15/2008

    Hi Ali,
    Just wanted to say thanks for the browser tip, the kids love it.
    Anthea

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  15. Bren Yule says…
    02/12/2009

    Hi Ali...I'm sure you've read all there is to read on the subject of autism. Besides being an enthusiastic kindred scrapbooker, paper crafter, vintage dealer, container freak...I am also a music therapist and work with children. Not sure if you've ever considered a music therapist working with your son using music to acheive non-musical goals, but in my training, I also heard about a gluten-free diet for children as also being benificial. Just a thought a wanted to share. Happy New Baby girl! hugs, bren an avid fan

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