Re: [hackers-il] Religious Wars and Programmers with Cognitive Di sabilities?
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From: "Chen Shapira" <chen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 9:50 AM
Subject: RE: [hackers-il] Religious Wars and Programmers with Cognitive Di
> > The other day I was told about a dyslectic programmer who developed an
> > application in the Access-BASIC variant of MS-Visual Basic.
> > At the time
> > it surprised me because I was under the assumption that
> > programming and
> > being dyslectic are mutually exclusive. Until I recalled that large
> There's the opposite phenomena too:
> There are more dysgraphs among programmers than in general population.
> This is because dysgraphs who have trouble writting, find computers and
> typing very comfortable.
> > percentage of normally hearing people don't know that deaf
> > people drive,
> > too, and are in fact get, in the average, into less traffic
> > accidents than
> > the average driver.
> Cool. Didn't know that. How do deaf people learn to drive? I can see why
> deaf can drive. With windows closed and radio on - I don't hear much
> > Does anyone have stories about people who do programming for
> > living and/or
> > for fun, and who have cognitive disabilities which interfere
> > with their
> > work, so that they have to be creative in overcoming their
> > disabilities?
> Blind programmers sounds like an interesting problem. I'm pretty sure they
> exist - but I'm not sure how...
I have a friend from college who is blind and is a programmer. He works
exclusively in text mode, and has his computer read out to him at a very