Earlier this month, TheBlaze reported on the accomplishment of Sameer Doshi, a blind man who completed his goal of solving a modified Rubiks cube. Since then, the engineer said people have been asking how he is able to use a computer for his job.
Doshi explains how he uses a computer even though he's blind. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
Doshi, a software engineer, is more than willing answer.
First, he explains just how blind he is. Doshi is not technically completely blind.
"I can only see out of a very thin slice," he said. "And what I do see, I see at a visual acuity of 20/300."
On a normal desktop computer at the usual resolution, the text is too small for Doshi to see. Doshi uses a computer program called ZoomText that allows him to zoom in on certain parts of a screen to increase the text size so he can see.
The computer screen in its usual state. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
This is how Doshi sees the screen using a computer program. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
Sometimes he turns on a high contrast feature to help him better see the text. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
Watch Doshi explain how he is able to operate a computer with sight so limited that he is classified as blind:
In addition to the program Doshi uses, he explains there are, of course, other screen magnifying programs, text to speech and screen reader programs that help blind people use computers "just as well as a sighted person."