Dr. Leo Bissonnette was born in 1952 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After attending the Montreal Association School for the Blind between 1958-1966, he was integrated into high school at Loyola High School. He then went on to Loyola College for his Honours B.A. in Sociology 1974; his M.A. in Sociology in 1977. He taught Sociology at Concordia University in Montreal between 1978-1992 and in 1986 took on the position of Assistant Coordinator for the Office of Students with Disabilities. He then became Manager of the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities in 1991, remaining in this position until December 1, 2012 when he retired. In 1906 he completed his Doctorate in Educational Technology at Concordia University in Montreal. Leo focused much of his work on providing technology training to students with visual impairments and learning disabilities and presently offers his services as a private consultant to students attending colleges and universities in Montreal. Leo is married with a daughter working in special education.
This weeks hero is sure to empower you! The Fedora Outlier’s Delivering Access Podcast was created to highlight individuals, groups and communities in the ever growing blindness population who are changing life’s and making a difference in the world through their works, passion and their belief in change.
This weeks guest is Leo Bissonnette
Listen as our guest walks us through their life of how they became blind, they’re early years and the tools they used along their journey.
Tools and technology:
Skype Name: leo.nugget98
Cell Phone: 1-514-983-7290
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