Innovators of the 21st century might come from unexpected places. Visual impairment is no barrier when technology and creativity intersect. The world needs blind innovators! The blind input data without visual association and download blueprints of their surroundings to format a mental database. They categorize patterns, textures, and conditions to perceive their location in space. They are able to capture the beauty of the world through poetry and predict future trends through past experience – all without visual access to the physical world they inhabit.
This writing was possible because of collaboration with Angie Menjivar.
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"STEAM Inspired by Insight,"
The STEAM Journal:
2, Article 26.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol1/iss2/26