Blinded in a violent act when he was a young child, Dr. Miele found that in order to achieve his goals in school, he had to stop and create devices to allow him to do the same things sighted students could do.
He had originally wanted to work in space science, even interning at NASA, but along the way, he realized that the devices he was creating to help himself in his studies could also help others in his situation. So he changed paths and now works for Berkley designing technology for blind and visually impaired users.
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Berkeley Scientist Designs Tools for the Visually Impaired