the Grid: Living Blind Without the Internet
Robert Kingett is a
journalist who identifies himself as a “blind gay weirdo who is a
bibliophile”. Robert has always been a writer. Ever since he was young, he would pen
stories to build characters and guide readers through scenic journeys.
Growing up in Saint Augustine FL, where he attended the
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, his passions became a few
core subjects. Reading, writing, video games, and technology, all of
which he loves today.
Robert would often write book reviews and pass them around to
other students before having the idea to start a newspaper at the Blind
High School, even recruiting visually impaired photographers.
After graduation in 2010, he soon became a journalist that is
respected for his long form pieces about a wide array of subjects
including, but not limited to, disability, LGBT, adaptive technology,
travel, science and technology, politics, human interest stories, and
Kingett has also been a strong advocate for multiple communities and
causes, including such campaigns as The Accessible Netflix Project.
Kingett is also a keynote speaker who has a wide array of
keynotes addressing many topics. One topic, for example, is his keynote
on accessible video game design.
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