I started programming interactive educational typing programs in 1982 on the Commodore 64 with the guidance of my Uncle Jack Heller who was a well known pioneer in the special education field. He conducted seminars all over the world, taught teachers how to teach a special needs person and wrote many typing books all of which were published by Gregg-McGraw-Hill. ‘How to Master Touch Typing Step-by-Step', ‘Typing for Individual Achievement' and ‘Typing for the Physically Handicapped' to name a few.
We made a wonderful team and together transposed all of his books into educational software programs. These programs will be available in a Typing With The Stars® version soon on this Website on a Special Needs tab.
After so many years of programming I wanted to design something completely new and different, but in the same field. In 2005 I described Typing With The Stars® to him and explained that they would have a lesson based on a famous person to read about as they typed to keep them interested. He said "Wow, you realize what you just thought of?" "Just one problem" He said. "Well if they are only up to lesson one you cannot expect them to type the letter T in the sentence because they did not learn it yet". And that's when I came up with the idea of having the program type the unlearned letters with a two color typing line allowing them to read as they typed.
This Website is only here because of the additional twenty-eight years of work and research he did prior to me starting with him.