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Hi all, my name is Ken Saunders from the Boston Massachusetts area and I'm a 41 year old individual who is Legally Blind due to a congenital condition known as Ocular Albinism with Nystagmus, and one who lives with Type 1 Diabetes.

None of these issues interferes with my ability to accomplish any goal that I set out to tackle. My greatest passions are marketing, creating computer generated graphical arts, managing my websites, and volunteering for the Mozilla Foundation.


Time well spent

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Access Firefox - Creator and Project Manager

Access Firefox is a site / project that I created that provides accessibility tools and resources for persons with disabilities to use with the free Firefox Web browser. Persons with poor eyesight and visual impairments can greatly benefit from the Firefox accessibility information add-ons that are featured on Access Firefox which includes free screen readers, visual aids, and large print high contrast themes.


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Spread Firefox - Member and Administrator

In October of 2006, I was selected for the Volunteer Spotlight (member of the month) on SpreadFirefox.com the official (community driven) marketing site for Mozilla Firefox. A few months later I became an administrator. I'm currently part of the SFx Team.


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Spread Thunderbird- Administrator

Team member of SpreadThunderbird.com the official marketing site (also community driven) for Mozilla Thunderbird a free and open source email client offering the safest and most efficient way of handling your email.


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TheMozillian.com - Owner/Operator

This is my latest project that will bring all and only Mozilla content to the site's visitors. I just started to work on it so it'll be some time before it's ready for an official launch.


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MouseRunner.com - Owner/Operator

Mouse Runner started as a hobby to lessen the effects of New England winter boredom. The site went live on February 15, 2005 and without a budget for marketing, the site has turned out to be reasonably successful and popular with an average of 100,000 visitors per month.


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deviantART.com - Member

As I mentioned at the top of the page, I have a great interest in graphical arts. I've been a member of deviantART.com for more than 3 years now and in that time I have submitted over 200 different pieces of my artworks that have been individually viewed more than 270,000 times.


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Squidoo.com - Member

For the web site Squidoo.com, I created a Firefox Guide (Lens) that made it to the #7 spot out of tens of thousands of Lenses. The Firefox Guide was number #1 in Computers and Technology, and it was also selected as Lens of the Day in April of 2006.


Firefox Themes- Contributor

Here are 2 Firefox themes that I created icons for.
Click on either image to view a larger size.

Gray Modern 2 Firefox theme screen shot

Pink Hope Firefox theme screen shot


Firefox Extension- Contributor

Another Firefox add-on that I am a contributor to is the Page Zoom Buttons add-on that allows users to control the full page zoom feature in Firefox 3 from a single toolbar button.
Get Page Zoom Buttons

Page Zoom Buttons for Firefox


Final Words

The main purpose of this page is to hopefully inspire others with disabilities and to show them that persons with disabilities can accomplish and reach their goals and dreams without barriers. Set a goal, be diligent and excel, they'll be a great payoff.

Definitions

A person is considered "Legally Blind", in the USA, when their visual acuity is 20/200 or less in the better eye with best correction.

Ocular Albinism is an inherited condition in which the eyes lack melanin pigment.

Nystagmus (better detailed) is an involuntary back-and-forth movement of the eyes.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is necessary to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy.