We can because we think we can

Leigh-Anne Tompkins was born with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. Inspired by a documentary of a young woman who painted with her feet, Leigh-Anne started drawing when she was 9 years old. Supported by her parents, teachers, college professors and other students she graduated magna cum laude in Fine Arts. She now has her own company: Graphics Afoot Studio Design. She draws with her right foot using a trackball on the floor. A head stylus, Sticky Keys and AssistiveWare's KeyStrokes provide her full keyboard access and word prediction. Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, QuarkXpress and other print and web design software running on an Apple PowerMac G5 Quad she does design work for local, national and international companies. To communicate she uses AssistiveWare's Proloquo software. Talent and technology have allowed her to make her dreams come true. Read more about Leigh-Anne's story in AssistiveWare Newsletter #2. Leigh-Anne lives in Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America.

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