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About Working in the Field of Technology with Vision Loss

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in technology are not only one of the fastest growing areas, but technology is also the leading occupational field supported by two-year degrees. Current predictions show that the field of technology still has one of the highest job and salary growth rates.

These stories are only the tip of the iceberg of what’s available in this field.

Questions: What are some of the positions held by the people in these stories? Can you name the pieces of high- and low-tech devices that they use on the job? What is similar about their work? What is different? How did they find these jobs and what kind of training or education did they have to get? Do they need good blindness skills to do their jobs?

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

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