Great Vision Without Sight with Michael Gravitt
Michael Gravitt has an amazing ability to be aware of his surroundings. It’s a necessity for him, you can learn a lot from this thoughtful conversation.
Michael Gravitt has been legally blind since birth due to a degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa (or, RP for short). When he was younger he could read computer screens and regular print by simply placing his face in a book, and could see well enough to take photos, see folks up close, and get around without a dog or cane. Now, Michael uses special software on his computer called JAWS and also use voice-over on the iPhone, both allowing me to listen instead of looking at the screen. He has a beautiful guide dog Lola.
Mike is originally from South Boston, Virginia, but have resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since early 1998. Mike is a manager with Bender Consulting Services works on-site in Bayer Corporation’s Communications Technology Group.
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- Sight is proportionately larger than our other senses
- Enhancing your other senses expands your consciousness
- How being discriminated against creates less discrimination within yourself
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