Rachel Zimmerman

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What 12-year old female inventor developed a software program to help non-speaking individuals communicate?

Rachel Zimmerman

In the mid-1980s a twelve-year old Canadian female inventor developed an invention that greatly helped people who have difficulties communicating.

For a school science fair project, Rachel Zimmerman created a software program called Blissymbols that allows those with severe physical disabilities, like cerebral palsy, to communicate. Her invention gained worldwide exposure and won several prestigious awards, including the silver medal at the World Exhibition of Achievement of Young Inventors.

Zimmerman went on to study physics in college and now works on tailoring NASA innovations to fit the needs of people with disabilities.

Young women inventors like Zimmerman prove that age is not a prerequisite for innovation.

   

Comments

3/20/2007 5:44:34 PM
diamod said:

this is amazing


5/21/2007 2:16:08 PM
Chris Brown said:

thats kool good job


9/16/2007 6:08:21 PM
sabrina said:

does rachel zimmermzn have a patent


1/7/2008 7:11:12 PM
dana said:

this article gave me alot of info i liked it


1/11/2008 6:20:34 AM
christa said:

i love your invention you invented
it is the bom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12/12/2008 7:52:37 AM
Rachel said:

I am doing a biography on a inventor and I chose Rachel Zimmermine because #1. She has my name. #2. This artical gave me so much and #3. I love her invention. This was a great Articals


12/16/2008 12:10:14 PM
Rachel said:

I think her invention is awsome mostly because my mom is a nurse and work with kids who have pysical disabilaties. Also because she has my name Rachel. I loved this artical


2/8/2009 7:09:42 AM
Taver said:

Wow!Thats all I can say!


3/24/2009 11:06:41 AM
stephanie said:

when was Rachel Zimmerman Born?


4/27/2009 5:24:34 PM
mrlo said:

we need her age date of birth and life time.


4/27/2009 5:24:40 PM
mrlo said:

we need her age date of birth and life time.


5/15/2009 12:08:14 PM
Ana said:

bitch this info was not worth it


10/13/2009 9:14:38 PM
Mia said:

only because rachel is my assigned report scientist/inventor, i have to like her. :[


10/14/2009 7:59:57 PM
anonymous said:

wow this girl is super smart i would never ever at that age thought of doing something like that.


6/8/2011 8:03:56 PM
snooki said:

i'm doing a report about rachel zimmerman and it's due next week. i just had a question. hopefully you don't mind.
what usually goes around in your house?
did u have more than 1 job?
if u did what were they?
did u like those jobs that u were doing?
what are your parents names?
who are your siblings?
are u an only child or do u have any siblings if u do whata re there names?


8/23/2011 8:32:13 AM
Tamra said:

Thats great i totally agree


9/19/2011 9:36:53 PM
richelle said:

she was awesome and intelligent.


10/7/2011 6:40:37 PM
Jessica said:

I really hope Rachel knows that there are tons of sites on her. I am trying to find out interesting things about her for my project on her.


2/12/2012 10:27:15 PM
Katrina said:

im doing a monologue on her
shes so great


2/15/2012 7:46:01 PM
Aly said:

She's so inspirational!:)


2/19/2012 7:23:42 PM
sarah said:

Awesome,inspirational story!:)


2/22/2012 10:41:16 PM
Allie said:

She is really inspirational! I still can't find her birth date:(


5/30/2015 7:45:00 PM
500 said:

Allie her birth date is 1972 in London, Ontario, Canada hope it helps. but I cant find timeline :(




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