Baltimore, MD --At the bus Terminal-- August 24, 2007

Reading The Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind, edited by Gregory Evanina. Magazines, he said, are more disposable, books are more expensive or you need to take them to and from the library. There are other options, like a Braille embossing machine or screen readers. In Northern California people can scan books in for the blind for optical character recognition.

The article he's reading now is about whether having dollar bills are discrimination or simply an inconvenience for the blind. It would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to change this. For now, the blind has to fold bills into different shapes for paying and, for receiving change, have to trust.

He works as an engineer at the library of congress and his wife, reading the publication Guideposts, works in vocational rehabilitation for the blind. The National Federation for the Blind is in Baltimore.

His favorite book of all time—the Bible. He also likes The Purpose Driven Life, by pastor Rick Warner. It organizes the Christian faith in new words.

They are returning home after vacationing at Ocean City where it rained every day.

If he were to write his own book it’d be about meeting his wife. They just celebrated their 26th anniversary on Wednesday. They met at a meeting for the Federation of the Blind, went their different ways, then two or three years later they met again and began to get serious.

Five years ago she went to Russia to teach English in a small town outside of Moscow with the Church of the Nazarene.

1 comment:

Special K said...

Cool post - I love how you find all different kinds of readers!