ASHEVILLE – When Kevin Tillery describes his vision, he says it's like looking through a drinking straw in a glass of milk. Everything is cloudy and small.
Tillery, who is legally blind, can only see out of the center of his right eye. He has no peripheral vision.
Tillery is the human resources representative at Industries for the Blind in Asheville. Computers and gadgets fill his office. He has a program on his computer that magnifies and speaks text. His television screen blows up documents so he can read them. He also has a smaller electronic wand he can carry with him and magnify any words he might encounter.
"Without these technologies, I wouldn't be able to do my job at all," said Tillery, who was diagnosed with glaucoma when he was in college and holds a master's degree in social work from Fayetteville State University. "I would not be in this role."
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