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What would you do if you go blind in one eye (being a Software Engineer)?

Cisco / EngDiscoCisco
Mar 2

Random thought question. This has me worrying sometimes and makes me anxious. Considering backup plans, just in case. Maybe I can take up Tutoring but I am bad at it.

TC: Low for Bay Area
YOE: 3 outside of US, 1 in US

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  • Cruise Automation greenlean
    Work at Blind
    Mar 20
  • Sony wDAD84
    If you are blind in only one eye, why can’t you be a software engineer still?
    Mar 21
    • SAP dees
      You can. I am blind in one eye in the sense that my brain does not the input from my left eye.

      Am developer.
      Mar 2
  • Microsoft bull gates
    Am a sibling, so have personally watched over my lifetime, a guy who is blind in one eye (freak accident and got blind at age 11 for no fault of his)but has been exceptional in studies, excellent at work/job (coding but now GM) and a pro level table tennis player. He was none of this when he had both eyes. But the one eye drove him to not just be good but shatter the boundaries in all fronts. My brother!
    Mar 30
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    NewOps

    PRE
    Rakuten USA
    tooQ10more
    I am blind in one eye. The biggest problem is that my good eye's vision is not good enough to drive a car. I left the USA because not being able to drive deprives you of a huge amount of opportunities. You're basically a second class human being.
    Mar 22
    • Intuit z9nkay
      What about living in cities large enough where you don’t need to drive? Many Americans in cities live car-free lifestyles
      Mar 2
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      NewOps

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      I'm sure they do, but when I was young I couldn't just choose specific cities to apply to work in. It was easier to move to another country where the default is to not have a car. (Speaking a foreign language all day is nothing compared to living without a car in the US.)
      Mar 2
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    I’m pretty sure there are completely blind engineers at MSFT
    Mar 21
    • Microsoft ogLh58
      Ops people maybe. Color blind definitely.
      Mar 3
  • Use assistive technologies...
    Mar 32
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      NewOps

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      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      Speaking as a partially blind person, I'd love to know what those are
      Mar 3
    • I work in the assistive technology domain, there are tools such as the screen reader and screen magnifier that are used by people with vision impairments, iOS and Android devices come preinstalled with those.
      Mar 3
  • Microsoft xVeQ24
    Go fb in other
    Mar 20
  • Google drains
    I was close to this. Luckily the doctors were able to detect and prevent it.
    Mar 22
  • Rubrik PartyStick
    Yes but is your third eye blind?
    Mar 22
    • Facebook ae86tofu
      I want something else...
      Mar 2
    • Intuit z9nkay
      To get me through this
      Mar 2
  • Apple CMDK22
    How is going blind in a single eye something people actually worry about regularly...
    Mar 30
  • New hS3g1
    become agent fury
    Mar 30
  • Sirius XM TySkwieos8
    Become a pirate.
    Mar 30
  • Uber C H O N K
    One eye is enough to leetcode
    Mar 20
  • Intuit z9nkay
    Easy. Specialize in accessibility for large software companies. Make sure it works well with accessibility tools / software.
    Mar 20
  • New hS3g1
    you can still code.... your jump shot won't be as good though
    Mar 20

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