Some of you may be wondering how Jason does it, given that he is visually impaired.
Born with Glaucoma, Jason, 25, has been blind from birth. Despite that, Jason has never taken the easy road. He is a graduate of Meadowbrook High School and is now at the University of the West Indies (UWI) pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change. He also has a degree in Media and Communication with a specialisation in radio from CARIMAC – a branch of the UWI. Jason, a sports enthusiast is even on the West Indies “blind cricket” team. Having a great support system is critical for many persons living with a disability, so Jason credits his time at the Salvation Army School for the Blind for setting the foundation for him. When he graduates from UWI, Jason hopes to get a job with the print media to write for news or sports. What Jason has accomplished, many who are not visually impaired have not and may never accomplish.
How does a blind person write? Well, he has a computer – a regular one just like the ones the average person uses. But what makes it special is the programme that is installed called Job Access with Speech or J.A.W.S that actually speaks to the user.