Michio Inaba teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing. He knows what they are experiencing - he lost his hearing in an auto accident when he was six years old.
He identifies with his students in a fundamental way and has made it his life's work "to create classes that are easier for the kids at my school to understand."
Now a deputy director at Deaf Support Osaka, a non-profit institution in Japan's second-largest city, he has produced more than 500 educational videos with a tool that many of us use every day for office work: PowerPoint.
"For me, Microsoft PowerPoint isn't simply a digital tool, but rather a product that changed my life, and I still love it," he says.
"I tell my deaf and hard of hearing students that PowerPoint is a tool that allows them to express themselves, converse with each other, and build a rich array of connections with all sorts of people. I often use the catchphrase 'Passion is power!' in class, but I'm not talking just about PowerPoint. I tell the kids that being passionate about anything is sure to empower them."
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