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Problem-Solving Skills and Assistive Technology Equal Long-term Career Success for Pharmacia Systems Engineer

Article Summary:

Dennis Raher was fresh out of college with two solid college degrees in hand. He was set to begin a career in the up-and-coming new world of computers but his search proved frustrating. Dennis Reher is legally blind and needed a chance to prove that his visual impairment would not hold him back.


This article highlights Dennis Rahers commitment to locating and maintaining competitive employment in his field. With the help of state-of-the art assistive technology, he has been employed with Pharmacia Corporation as a systems engineer for twenty-five years. Raher comments on his assistive technology by saying, "what would I do without it? It's real simple-without it, I wouldn't have this job. And, it's the ongoing development of assistive technology along with the other technology I use to do my job that is essential to my success."


Full Article: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/pharmacia.aspx


Reference:

Problem-Solving Skills and Assistive Technology Equal Long-term Career Success for Pharmacia Systems Engineer. (2004). Retrieved on May 3, 2004 from http://www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/pharmacia.aspx.