Recently I met Kody Peralta, an ambitious 18-year old high school graduate whose Surface Book has changed the way he learns. Kody now has the ability to take handwritten notes which he couldn’t do on pen and paper because of his transcription disability, dysgraphia. People with dysgraphia have difficulty with handwriting and it can interfere with a student’s ability to express themselves. Surface and OneNote together have encouraged him to start taking handwritten notes again because he can write on a much larger scale using Surface Pen and easily scroll in and out to make his sentences legible on ruled lines. Dysgraphia also effects the pressure that’s applied to any given writing tool and with the Surface Book’s ability to adjust pressure sensitivity, as well as quickly adjust pen size, Kody can write clear, legible words that can be scaled to normal size.

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