7 Amazing Blind People - #7
The Blind Architect

Architecture by Christopher DowneyIn 2008, Christopher Downey completely lost his sight due to a tumor wrapped around his optic nerve.  As an architect and architectural consultant, this could have marked the end of his career.  But Christopher turned the lemon into lemonade.  Working with a blind computer scientist who created method of printing online maps using a tactile printer, Christopher began designing buildings and environments which are sensitive to the needs of the blind and visually impaired.

Christopher and his work have recently been featured on CBS News and twice on 60 Minutes.

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