Don’t be surprised! The thing was made possible by a blind man from Odisha ( India ), Mr. Rakesh Babu .He was not a born-blind . The time was when Rakesh Babu , preparing to go abroad after completing his Master’s degree in Chemistry from G.M. College, Sambalpur.He suffered from a degenerative eye disease and lost his vision for ever.
He was not impatient .He went to his sister’s house , at USA .The situation was changed dramatically ,then and there. He applied for a degree in Information Technology there. He made it possible to achieve the degree. Undoubtedly, he is the only blind person in the World to complete Master’s in Information System.
The 40yr. old Rakesh Babu is now working as an Assistant Professor in UWM’s School of Information Studies (SOIS) and teaches information system there. His research on “ Mind of the blind on the Web “ is based on the obstacles and it’s remedies for a blind to acquire knowledge about the Web .
In addition to using computer and surfing net , Rakesh Babu ,with the help of a software,chats on Facebook and searches and dials to any number on his mobile .
For more information click on the link : http://phys.org/news/2012-02-blind-friendly-internet.html