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With life-changing condition, Williamsburg native looks to technology for sight | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Veronica Lewis was three years old when she was diagnosed with a life-changing condition.

Chiari Malformation is a structural defect of the skull and the brain. In Lewis’s case, it contributed to her poor eyesight. Now, 17 years after her initial diagnosis of vision impairment, Lewis is studying information technology at George Mason University with the dream of making technology more accessible to the disabled.

Her goal inspired the Redmond, Washington-based technology giant Microsoft to create a video featuring Lewis about assistive technology and their products.“

Technology doesn’t just make things easier, it makes things possible,” Lewis, a long-time Williamsburg resident, said.

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