“What is required to succeed is not vision but A Vision,” said Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to Kartik Sawhney, a blind boy who was studying in the 5th grade in New Delhi, India.
Science and Invention
Dr. David Wohlers
“I am not the first blind chemist and I am not the only blind chemist, but I am one of the few blind chemists” says Dr. David Wohlers.
Dr David Wohlers is a world renowned chemist. He obtained his Ph.D in chemistry from the Kansas State University, U.S.A., with a specialization in inorganic synthesis and photochemistry—the study of how light alters the chemical properties of a substance.
Creator of Braille Script of Tibetan Language
Visual impairment : Blind since the age of 12 due to a retinal disease
Born : 1970
Sabriye Tenberken is a native of Cologne in Germany. When she was 12, a congenital retinal degenerative disease led to loss of sight.
Visual impairment : Became blind at three, due to accident
Born : 4 January, 1809
Died : January 6, 1852
Louis Braille was born January 4, 1809 , in Coupvray , France , a small country village about twenty-five miles east of Paris. He lived with his mother, Monique, his father, Simon-René, his two older sisters, Monique-Catherine and Marie-Céline, and his older brother, Louis-Simon. Their home was a stone cottage in the village.
Visual impairment : Blind since birth
The elder child of George Cullers, a physicist, and his wife, Wanda, a college administrator, Cullers was born seven weeks prematurely in El Reno, Oklahoma, at a time when it was standard practice to immerse 'preemies' in pure oxygen. Overexposure saved his life but destroyed Cullers' retinas and left him totally blind.