About the Engineer

I live in a dark silent world. Born deaf. Gone blind. I have what is known as congenital deafblindness. My condition is referred to as Usher Syndrome, which has affected how I have seen and heard since birth. It is a progressive autosomal recessive disorder where my hearing and sight have deteriorated over time to such a point that my communication, mobility, and ability to access information has been impacted. Deafblindness is often referred to as dual sensory loss. Being deafblind is a completely different condition to sight loss plus hearing loss.

I am an engineer with a background in mathematics and programming. My first forays into programming began with BASIC on a Texas Instrument TI-99/4, the world’s first 16-bit home computer, in the late-seventies. Over the years my focus has been on text-based languages with traditional syntax, such as C/C++, Python, Java, C#, and other smaller languages. These days my primary programming and scripting languages are Bash, Shell Scripting, Python, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS, XML, Java, C/C++, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL. My fields of interest centres around Full-Stack Web Development, WordPress Development, Machine Learning, System Administration (SysAdmin), Development and Operations (DevOps), Information Security (InfoSec), and Accessibility.

—Deafblind Engineer, July 3, 2022