People with severe visual impairments can now perform nearly any job thanks to improved technology and education, but many employers remain reluctant to hire those with limited vision, advocates say. "Unfortunately we're still living in an age of misperceptions of what [people with visual impairments] can do," said Carl Augusto, president of the American Foundation for the Blind. "We're hoping that an employer considering hiring a [person with visual impairments] will say that if David Paterson can be governor and be legally blind, maybe this applicant ... can be a good computer programmer."

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