New York Governor David Paterson became blind at age three after having an ear infection.
Politician Thomas Gore became blind at a young age, but he remained determined to have a career in politics.
Unveiling the Unseen Blind Wiki is a location-based audio network where citizens who are blind or partially sighted use smartphones to share their findings by posting sound recordings.
The platform does not just contain information about difficulties and barriers but is also a repository for experiences, opinions and stories, generating a creative and collaborative cartography of the unseen.
List of famous blind people, loosely ranked by fame and popularity.
They say that if you lose one sense, the other four become stronger.
Dead by Daylight is an indie horror game developed and published by Behaviour Interactive.
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Merlin, who previously worked in India, owns his own bar and restaurant, The Priory Tavern, in Kilburn, north-west London.
He won the contest, and bagged himself a girl in the process.
Do you think that being blind helped these famous men and women find even more success?
Share your thoughts in the comments section."What'd I Say" singer Ray Charles started to go blind at age five. Age: Died at 74 (1930-2004) Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America Also Ranked #19 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees #84 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #28 on The Best Oscar-Winning Actor Performances, Ranked #22 on The Best Singers of All Time Author Helen Keller fell ill when she was just 19 months old. Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968) Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America Also Ranked #43 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead #51 on The Very Best Oscar Winning Performances #77 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person #14 on The Very Best Actress Performances, Ranked Singer Andrea Bocelli became blind after a sports accident when he was 12.
After maitre d' Fred Sirieix offers the daters a seat at the bar, Merlin makes them their perfect drink - while quizzing them about their choice of date.