I talk about this project and mission all the time. Anytime I can find someone who will listen I share the vision of what we are trying to accomplish. I get a variety of reactions, but the most common question is why? Allow me to share my passion.
For the last ten years I have been professionally involved in the special needs community, but truly it has been a lifetime journey. My mother has been the victim of several debilitating strokes, my grandmother suffered from dementia, and a couple of my siblings have various developmental delays. My entire life has revolved around people who are differently abled than I. I lived life with them and saw the successes and the struggles. I knew there was a need, and I was determined to find a way to fill the gap.
While at college pursuing my bachelors degrees I studied education and computer science, laying the foundation to build a bridge between these two areas. Discovering Things is the culmination of six years of work and my first connecting point between the two fields. Having walked alongside individuals who are differently abled, lived life with them, and studied how they learn and grow, I can funnel all my knowledge and experience as a software developer and teacher into our mission to truly help others to thrive.
Welcome to Discovering Things!
Our name comes from the the idea that we are always discovering new things that improve our lives in some way. We are a company with a mission to design apps to help people with disabilities thrive. Because we are designed to thrive. We are passionate about assistive technology and using it to enhance the quality of life for people. This is especially personal for me as 5 years ago I was paralyzed and understand what it’s like to have major limitations that can feel insurmountable. When I first woke up from being completely unresponsive, I discovered that I was unable to speak very well, my hands had very little movement, and my legs were completely paralyzed. I appreciated that I was able to communicate with my friends and family via video chats and other technologies at the time that made my rehab experience more enjoyable.
My background is in visual communication technology and I have always had a passion for using technology to help people. Discovering Things is a technology company with an innovative mind and a compassionate heart for people. We are looking forward to the release of our first App called “Discovering Talk” which will help people with motor speech disorders, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and other speech related issues find their voice and thrive. So stick around and discover the things that we develop to improve people’s every day lives and share them with the world.