What’s it like to be blind? (Chicago Sun-Times/ Estados Unidos)

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Leon Taylor assembles clocks at the Chicago Lighthouse factory, 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. | Neil Steinberg/Sun-Times

What’s it like to be blind?

“It’s awful, but yet it’s a challenge” said Dale Bettenhausen, 59, of Villa Park, who drove semi-trailer trucks before a genetic disorder began restricting his field of vision 20 years ago. “I have 4-percent in one eye and 3 in another. I’ve got no depth perception.”

For nearly eight years he has worked at the 20,000 square foot clock factory at the headquarters of Chicago Lighthouse on Roosevelt Road. He operates a die press, cutting faces for electric clocks ranging in sizes from six to 24 inches.

What’s it like to be blind?

“It’s awful, but yet it’s a challenge” said Dale Bettenhausen, 59, of Villa Park, who drove semi-trailer trucks before a genetic disorder began restricting his field of vision 20 years ago. “I have 4-percent in one eye and 3 in another. I’ve got no depth perception.”

For nearly eight years he has worked at the 20,000 square foot clock factory at the headquarters of Chicago Lighthouse on Roosevelt Road. He operates a die press, cutting faces for electric clocks ranging in sizes from six to 24 inches.

 

Byoung Choi tests completed clocks at the Chicago Lighthouse factory, 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. | Neil Steinberg/Sun-Times
Byoung Choi tests completed clocks at the Chicago Lighthouse factory, 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. | Neil Steinberg/Sun-Times

Nota retomada de http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/391917/whats-like-blind

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