Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane are joined in the Blind Abilities studio by Sandhya Rao. They recently met Sandhya a few weeks ago along with Michael McCulloch as they discussed the amazing organization called, I Blind User’s Group, (iBug). You can listen to the iBugToday episode on Blind Abilities
In this episode, they shift the focus to Sandhya, the person. Sandhya is currently employed as an Attorney in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where she conducts legal research on constitutional issues and drafts judicial memoranda.
Sandhya describes her life’s journey, not only with her blindness, but with Osteo Petrosis, the rare bone disease which brought about her blindness, along with a myriad of other serious effects. Listen as Sandhya outlines how this illness impacted her life, but not the goals and outcomes she set forth to achieve.
Sandhya completed four years at Rice University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. This was followed by completing law school at Stanford University. Clearly Sandhya has not allowed her medical condition to deter her from achieving success at the highest levels in her field.
Sandhya offers advice for students looking towards college and the workplace, her passions such as assistive technology, the law, playing classical piano, and her strong belief that braille has been a key to her successes in all endeavors. And of course, she talks about iBug with its numerous training sessions and social activities.
Be sure to set aside a few short minutes to listen to this fascinating guest share her story in her own humble way, with modesty, integrity, a dedicated work ethic and above all, a strong love of family
You can read more about Sandhya’s personal accomplishments in her bio on the iBugToday web site
Find out more about iBug on their web site.
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