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Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Stuart Levenson was born and educated in Savannah, Georgia. He attended Armstrong College before working for the Social Security Administration for 36 years. Levenson talks about growing up visually impaired, emphasizing the changing role of…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

John McCarty is an autistic, non-reliable speaker with impaired vision. In this interview, Joan McCarty reads her son, John McCarty’s, account of his struggle with communication before learning the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM), which enabled him to…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Brian Mosely became blind, lost his sense of smell, and got epilepsy in an accident as an adult. Mosely describes how assistive technology has helped him retain his independence, mentioning the use of the Job Access With Speech (JAWS) screen reader…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Daryl Rootledge is a vocational rehabilitation therapist and minister. He was born with aniridia, an illness that impacts the development of the eye during birth. Rootledge describes navigating the educational system and raising his daughter as a…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Alina Garcia Ravelo was born in Cuba and attended the University of Havana, graduating with a degree in industrial engineering. She eventually moved to the U.S. and currently lives in Bainbridge, Georgia, where she works at Georgia Industries for the…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Gaylon Tootle was born in Georgia and attended the Georgia Academy for the Blind, before attending the University of Georgia. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Army at Fort Stewart and the Moody Air Force Base. Presently, Tootle works at the…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Luis Narimatsu was born in the Panama Canal Zone. He began losing his vision in college as a symptom of glaucoma. After his diagnosis, Narimatsu eventually found work in the 94th Signal Company as a telephone operator. Afterward, Naritmatsu moved to…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Robert Woodward grew up in Decatur County, Georgia. He worked in a variety of jobs, including as an ambulance inspector, food services inspector, and as an employee of Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB). After retirement, Woordward opened his own…

Collection: Our Stories, Our Lives: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) Oral History Project

Cornelius Butler was born in Dawsonville, Georgia and currently lives in Bainbridge, Georgia. At a young age, Butler was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, which has caused progressive loss in sight throughout his life and will result in eventual…
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