Alex Man

Jul 4, 2022
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Condition: Glaucoma

1. What is your profession and why did you decide to choose this field?

Assistive Technology Officer, this was my first job, and I went into it because I had extensive knowledge of accessible technology, and I wanted to help others. Plus this was easy to teach, as I myself use the very same technology. I am also a freelance marketer, where I work with local businesses, creating their websites/apps, boosting their presence on social media, and ranking them higher with search engine optimisation. I am really into media, after running a blog for over 5 years, and decided to do my masters in marketing; which leads me to this work I do on the side. Finally, I also am a restaurant owner, by duty more than by choice because it is a family business.

2. What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?

Helping other visually impaired people, enabling them with the tools to access things via technology just like their sighted peers.

3. What is your advice to all the other VIP around the world who don't believe they can be successful in their area of interest because of their disability?

We live in 2021, there isn't a better time to be alive as a visually impaired person. There are technology and initiatives available to you, if you have an idea, a passion, and all you have is a computer or phone, you can make something happen. Network within your field, build your online presence. There are no excuses not to start something new with that one device you have in your hand.