A blind New Mexico man, Clifford Alderson, 48, graduated from the New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College program, earning his degree by listening and learning to feel his way around the vehicle.

Born with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease that led to his blindness, Alderson got his on-the-job training at a small auto shop in Alamogordo and plans on making a career out of his talents.

(READ the AP story w/ photos from Seattle P-I)

Judy Ritchie sent the story tip – File photo by Bob n Renee via CC license

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