Chris Downey Turns Tragedy Into an Innovative New Gig

 - Oct 2, 2010
References: theatlantic & neatorama
Architect Chris Downey shows that if tragedy befalls you, you can still pick up the pieces and run with what you've got. He suffered from a tumor that left him completely blind. Instead of crawling into a hole, he tapped into the growing field of technology for the disabled.

Downey became an invaluable architectural consultant. According to The Atlantic, Chris Downey "found a blind computer scientist who had devised a way to print online maps through a tactile printer; it worked for architectural drawings too." He can now navigate through designs easily, suggesting changes that not only benefit the blind, but everyone in general.