Bryce Samuelson is a 30-year-old legally blind Independent who is fed up with the closed mouth, closed minded, eyes wide shut anti-social multi-nationals and their appointed guardians in Washington (the Republican party as well as their moth peaces (lobbyists)). I graduated with a 3.34 GPA from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Scientific and Technical Communications. Therefore, I’m more like a Democrat than I am a Republican or especially their further-right idiolog compatriots the Tea Party. I, however, disagree with both parties on many issues.
I started a business (Samuelson Contracted Services LLC) in November 2010 to provide computer training, web design and maintenance, project management and other services to small businesses and nonprofits. Due to my being born totally blind and regaining some of my eyesight back, the focus of my website activities and some of my blogging is user experience and especially accessibility. I am the First Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota, Rochester chapter and a board member of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota. I aspire to be if not the President of, then definitely a board member of the National Federation of the Blind on the national level.
Having purchased a 21.5″ iMac on MLK Jr. Day in January, an iPad last year and an iPhone 4S in late October of the same year, I can say I am a geek by nature with those three Apple products and three computers running Windows (two running Windows XP Professional SP3 and one running Windows 7) a large part of my life. I’m currently trying to sell one of those three Windows PCs. If anyone out there is interested, respond to this bio and let me know. I’ll accept $100 and up for the PC having had all my stuff cleaned off and having Windows 7 installed on it for you.
I am an avid reader/listener to books having just finished Jeff Jarvis’ What Would Google Do? for the second or third time last night. Besides business and technology books, I love mysteries and thrillers as well as legal mystery/drama books from authors like John Grisham.
I’m on LinkedIn, Twitter (@bjsamuel11) and Facebook, but my experience on the internet and on the computer in general goes back to at least the early 90s. Actually, my computer experience goes back to learning MS-DOS and Apple 2c and 2GS machines from 1986 and on with my first experience with Windows coming with Windows 3.11 and Internet Explorer 2 or 3. I use JAWS for Windows and of course, VoiceOver on Apple’s beloved products for my needs and I wish Microsoft, like Apple, would build in better voice recognition and other tools for people like me into its products (especially its upcoming Windows 8) and deny the capability to charge $500 and up for Assistive Technology products like JAWS to their makers.