Not Fade Away:
One Man's Journey into Blindness

Joel in his living room

Joel Deutsch is a fifty-eight year old writer who has suffered extensive vision loss over the past two decades, and is now legally blind. A regular computer and internet user living in Los Angeles, he employs a range of technologies to read and write, and to navigate the Web. This site is an ongoing conversation between Joel and long-time friend and Exploratorium staffer Michael Pearce, about Joel's blindness and the ways it has changed his life and thinking.


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Stories & anecdotes
of Joel's experiences

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation