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John Boyer

Wadena native awarded by White House

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A Wadena native was named a Champion of Change at the White House for advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for Americans with disabilities.


John Boyer is the founder, president and chief software developer of Abilitiessoft, Inc. which makes STEM material available to people with disabilities.

Born on a farm southeast of Wadena, Boyer was blind and lost his hearing later during childhood, so he learned through tactile methods.

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