I know there are blind software engineers out there. My main questions are:
- Are there blind frontend engineers?
- What kinds of software engineering lend themselves to someone with limited vision? Backend only?
- Besides a screen reader, what are some of the best tools for building software with limited vision?
- Does your company employ blind engineers? How well does it work? What kind of engineer are they?
I'm really trying to get ahead of this thing and prepare myself as my vision is degrading rather quickly. I'm not sure what I can do if I can't do SE as I don't have any formal education in anything. I've worked really hard to get to where I am and don't want it to go to waste.
Thank you for any input, and stay safe out there!
Thank you all for your links, suggestions, and moral support, I really appreciate it. Since my diagnosis I've slowly developed a crippling anxiety centered around a feeling that I need to figure out the rest of my life before it's too late. I know I shouldn't think this way but it is hard not to. I'm very independent and I feel a pressure to "show up." I will look into these opportunities mentioned and try to get in touch with some more members of the blind engineering community.