Re: Visually impaired technical writers

Subject: Re: Visually impaired technical writers
From: Kimberly Freistuhler <k_freistuhler -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 12:34:12 -0700

In a previous life I was the director of a Braille production house.
In that time I met visually impaired people employed in various
industries, including IS. I know a few programmers, no tech
writers--but it could be done. The writer would likely already have
the needed accommodations...things like a refreshable Braille display
on the keyboard, inkprint-to-Braille capability for printing, and an
auditory screen reader.

After that, it's the same story as it is for the rest of us...prior
knowledge, skills, and interests dictate which position are most


---"David A. McMurrey" <hcexres -at- IO -dot- COM> wrote:
> We've received several inquiries from blind students about their
> for working as professional technical writers. Does anyone have any
> experience in this area? Can the visually impaired work as technical
> writers? If so, what are the accommodatioons that must be made?
> for any help anybody can send my way!
> -- David


Kimberly Freistuhler
Technical Writer
k_freistuhler -at- yahoo -dot- com

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