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Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Legendary and Historical Figures

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
— Winston Churchill

This section of CareerConnect is designed to celebrate the phenomenal success of some extraordinary people who are, or were, blind or visually impaired. The common thread they share besides vision loss is their continued pursuit of success.

These stories profile legendary or historical figures in the blindness community and the world at large. Some are famous, some are not. But they are all worth knowing. The role they’ve played in human progress is significant, especially for those of us who are blind or visually impaired. We hope their stories will help keep you motivated as you continue on toward your own success.

Questions: To give these stories even greater impact try to put yourself in the place of these individuals, bringing them to life in your mind. How would you have reacted or responded to the challenges they faced? Would you have given up or kept going?

Many articles provide a link at the end that you can use to contact the subject directly.

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