It’s Words Like These that Encourage Me

Have you ever wondered what inspires me to manage a community like the Blind Geek Zone? I received this letter a few years ago, and it so deeply touched me that I wanted to share it with you all.

Hi Rick,
My son Wyatt has been writing you. I wanted to let you know that I appreciate you taking the time and writing him back. Wyatt is only 12 years old and has really been on the internet only since this summer. The Texas School for the Blind tech instructor came out and set up a screen reader for him. Wyatt is a big fan of yours. For Christmas he got an iPod Shuffle and I spent all Christmas day downloading and synching just about every podcast you have made. Through your podcasts you have given Wyatt information that makes him feel confident enough to try out new things. I am learning right along with him what is out here for the visually impaired community. We try out differnt software programs and Wyatt has even figured out how to download and install them himself. With your help he has introduced me to a whole world of technology that even as a parent of a blind child I didn’t know existed.

I guess I just wanted to say kudos to you for taking the time to create your website and all those podcasts. You really are in inspiration to Wyatt who is turning into something of a blind geek himself.

Thank you for helping me transform the Blind Geek Zone into a community that helps people, like Wyatt, with their tech needs!