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Climbing Everest is easier than using inaccessible websites

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

From an article in the Chicago Tribune (18 Jan 2003), Blind adventurer scales tech world, Erik Weihenmayer, a blind mountain climber has scaled Mount Everest: "But when you've scaled Everest, inaccessible technology is merely another mountain to climb ... When people see a blind person standing on top of the world, it shatters their perceptions into a million pieces, and it forces them to rebuild their perceptions. When they do, there is more opportunity."

"For blind people, if you can't access the Web, you kind of spiral away. For many of us, it's the only access to information we have,"

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