Vladimir Goncharov wasn't born blind, but he's been losing his eyesight progressively since early childhood
"As an adult, his developer career has involved learning new workarounds to stay ahead of his failing sight due to retinitis pigmentosa - like using bold type, then white-on-black type, then big monitors, and finally screen readers.
Trained as a developer, he became an Oracle database administrator because it involved more thinking and less time on a screen. But then he discovered Oracle Application Express platform (APEX), which worked well with the JAWS screen-reader tools. Oracle APEX let Goncharov combine his database and developer skills..."
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