Christopher C. Wells is only 28 years old and he’s already this close to completing his doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Albany in New York. Wells, born deaf and legally blind from complications during his birth, aims to be a teacher of science in an university. His classes at the U of A are tailored to meet his low-vision needs, and with the provisions by the University, Christopher is able to move towards his dream at an amazing speed.
Only if Gallaudet University would learn from other universities that excel in services for the Deaf Blind. Isn’t it ironic that many of the universities listed in Wells’ article are hearing universities that accompany the expensive but beneficial equipment that would surely jumpstart and complete an educational future for Deaf Blind students? I hope the administration from Gallaudet and even NTID is listening.
Read more about Christopher C. Wells. Hat tip to Jamie Berke of deafness.about.com for her continious coverage of Deaf Blind issues and news.
Christopher C. Wells’ journey to doctoratehood: