Ray talks about how training changed his life. He talks about starting his own wood working business. He discusses his job as a wood shop teacher and his thoughts on blindness. Link to Ray's wood working business: http://wrightturnonly.com
Ray and I discuss his diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa and how it affected his employment history. Ray ends part one of our interview with a moving story of what finally motivated him to seek blindness training.
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Susan and I discuss her diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa. We talk about what it was like growing up with gender dysphoria. We discuss her journey to come to peace with her gender identity and how it has impacted her life. She talks about coming to terms with blindness and some of the positive ways it has impacted her life.
Bill talks about why he started as a rehabilitation counselor at the Division of Services for the Blind in Utah. He talks about some of the things he was able to accomplish.He discusses his decision to apply for director. He talks about what the job was like.
Bill talks about his family’s reaction to his congenital blindness. He talks about what life was like at the school for the blind.
He talks about his experiences attending public high school and college. He talks about his first jobs and why he started looking for different employment.
Everette talks about his decision to run for president of the NFB of Utah. He talks about what he likes and doesn’t like about being president. He answers questions about the NFB’s involvement with descriptive audio, accessible pedestrian signals and driverless cars. He shares his thoughts on blindness.
Everette talks about his family history of blindness. He talks about adjusting to his disability. He tells how his experience working for Blockbuster led him to the National Federation of the Blind.
John talks about working for the school for the blind as a Braille proof reader. He talks about switching to Apple. He tells how he does his job as a blind person and his aspirations for his future at Apple. He ends with his thoughts on blindness.