Wednesday, March 6, 2013

An inspirational life

Image above comes from the New York Times profile of Josh Miele 
I found yet another inspirational story about somebody with a disability.

At the age of 4, Josh Miele was blinded by an acid attack. As if that weren't enough trauma, his parents divorced shortly afterwards. To say he overcame his obstacles is beyond an understatement. 

Today he is the married father of two and holds a degree in physics along with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked  for the technology company Berkeley Systems on software to help blind people navigate graphics-based computer programs and for NASA on software for the Mars Observer. He is the president of the board of directors of the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind. He plays bass in a band. And he works as an associate scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, a nonprofit research center. He has also helped develop tactile-Braille maps of every station of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. 

You can read more about this remarkable individual in this New York Times article.

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