Normalizing blind culture through assistive technology and encouraging diverse interactions among sighted, blind, and visually impaired individuals to lead a balanced and full life

CALVIN J. THOMPSON

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Calvin Thompson is an Black, totally blind, assistive technology trainer who works with people to understand their daily lives in order to determine how technology can help them meet their goals, and then supports them with the mindsets and skills needed to use that technology. Prior to becoming an assistive technology trainer, Calvin worked in a workshop for the blind as an assembly clerk. Calvin utilizes his skills from his bachelor’s degree in history, African-American studies, and theatre from UNC Charlotte to develop customized technology experiences for the blind. Calvin is on a mission to normalize blindness and the usage of technology in order to improve access and equity for the visually impaired.

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I AM A SPORTS ENTHUSIAST.

To learn more about how I got into sports, feel free to read about my journey by clicking here. At the moment, I’m not playing any sports, but I do enjoy watching sports, researching sports statistics, and following my favorite teams, leagues, and analysts. My favorite professional teams are the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and the Atlanta Braves. Occasionally, I follow the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. During college football and basketball season, I follow the Charlotte 49ers (my alma mater) and the UNC Tarheels (my wife’s alma mater). You can keep up with my latest thoughts about sports in my blog.

Calvin dribbling basketball in Braves Jersey

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