Chris Downy was a successful architect when he had to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor. The surgery was successful but three days later, Chris was blind. Though stunned and initially scared, he decided to make the best of his situation and get the help he needed to fully adjust to his sudden loss of sight.
Within six months, he was back at work, coming up with systems to allow him to continue his role in architecture.
In this TED talk, Chris shares his story in the video highlighted at the top of the page. The article that follows includes his advice for children who are visually impaired and are interested in his field of work.
Find out how we can help adjust to vision loss.
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