ZAC Browser – Zone for Autistic Children. It’s completely free!
ZAC is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS. We have made this browser for the children – for their enjoyment, enrichment, and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through ZAC.
ZAC is the zone that will permit your child to interact directly with games (a LOT of games) and activities (focused on MANY interests) that cater specifically to kids who display the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, like impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior. ZAC has been an effective tool for kids with low, medium and high functioning autism.
ZAC focuses on the children and their interaction – But we also provide an excellent forum for parents, caretakers, teachers, and others to share their experiences, tools and resources and to unite as a caring, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable community. It is said that “it takes a village to raise a child”, and that is exponentially true for raising a child with autistic spectrum disorders. The power of your experience yesterday is going to be instrumental in helping someone successfully tackle the circumstances of today.
The touching story behind ZAC browser: It’s created by grandpa, John LeSieur for his grandson, Zackary.
Six-year-old Zackary Villeneuve, who is autistic, uses the ‘Zac browser’ at his home in Saint Remi, Quebec, Sunday, June 1, 2008. The Web browser was developed by his grandfather John LeSieur for use by autistic children. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)
We have created ZAC Browser out of a deeply felt need of our own. In 2002 we were blessed with a beautiful grandson, Zackary. At an early age Zackary began displaying classic signs of a pervasive development disorder (PDD) and was diagnosed as severely autistic in 2005. We have the deepest love for our daughter and grandson and it is out of this heartfelt emotion that we used our talent to tailor a web browser specifically for Zackary and children facing similar development disorders of the brain.
You can download Zac Browser for free here. It comes with 2 types: With installer and without installer.
[via Zac Browser]