Rob composes poetry using software on his Tobii EyeMobile, which he operates with his eyes. Listen to him read during the open mic portion of a DC poetry reading.
This video explains how Rob's communication device operates.
Rob writes poems using randomization techniques, including the All-Turn-It Spinner & a game called Paint Chip Poetry. The game consists of a box of paint chips, each with a corresponding phrase describing the color. Rob holds a grip switch, which is plugged into the right-hand side of the spinner. By spinning the wheel, he selects a color. His friend Sydney Schenck then assists him with choosing a "paint chip" from that color family. When Rob has finished selecting enough words & phrases, Syd assists him with arranging the words as poetry.
Rob also uses a game called Haikubes to create poetry. His friend, Syd, assists him with rolling the Haikubes dice. They roll both for a title and for the individual words. Syd collaborates with Rob on word choice and arrangement.
Rare Genomics Institute arranged my son’s genome sequencing; I was interviewed in the following articles & presentations about our family’s experiences on behalf of RGI: