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Published on May 13, 2011
Christopher Downey is an architect, planner and consultant who lost his sight in 2008. Instead of giving up his career, he reinvented the ways architects work to become the first successful blind architect. Today, he uses his skills and expertise to develop environments for the blind and visually impaired to thrive in, just like he did. 12
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