When not photographing someone or something
or even somewhere, for the past twenty years I have been devoting
my life to creating websites to service the needs of the
visually and/or physically handicapped. Travel Ready was the
eventual outgrowth of my two interests blending into one project
that began about ten years ago. It is a free service I offer,
to meet the need I percieved has existed for a long time with
no one else stepping up to meet the challenge.
I am a Bachelor Graduate from the University of Washington from
the schools of the Business Administration and of the school
of Speech Communications. I have had a strong interest in anything
related to practical use of Computer; initially developing software
from scratch later evolving o the development of websites with
my first website be WrightImages.COM.
My college education spans 22 years; beginning as a Freshman
in 1973, eventually graduating in 1995 with as a side achievement
holding a General Class ranking as an Amature Radio Operator.
Much of my work developing websites to service
the needs of the visually challenged began from an understanding
of the hardships that face the poorly sighted. The greatest
hardship the visually handicapped face, is in knowing where to
go to find useful information! During my early college years,
I often dreaded writing term papers, because it would inevitably
would involve researching materials in libraries.
Today, I am an information sponge when it comes to the Internet;
writing in a journal the Internet Addresses to website I find
interesting, later to be added to WhereCanIFind.ORG. All of the websites that
I develop are designed with the Visually Inaired in mind, in
that the websites require practically no typing to access other
websites found on the Internet. When not working on a computer
I like cycling on a 21 speed bicycle or now on an Electric Bicycle.
As I live on the top of a very long-distant hill, returning home
by bicycle had always been the downside to cycling always being
comitted for the return trip.
Concerning my general health, I do not smode anything
nor do I drink any alcohal and I resisted taking any
medicines unless essential to my comfort. Why can't I drive a car? Well,
when I was 16 days old I was involved in an automobile accident
that left me with a damaged optic nerve causing the blindness
I now experience and some degree of brain damage dulling my sense
of touch and causing partial paralysis on the right side of my
I consider myself to be of a Christian believer, and I do not
believe in the impossible, even when it comes to my abilities
in life. I am not upset at failure so long as I at least had
had the oportunity to try reaching a goal. Even this Roadtrip
may fail, but it will not be because I did not try.