Thirty-four year old Al Rodriguez has been completely blind since he was seven due to detached retinas. Through his public school he began getting involved in orientation mobility training at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, where he was able to learn from people who could relate to his visual impairments. When Al graduated from High School, he was able to use the skills he learned at the Dallas Lighthouse in a sales position at Pizza Hut. Since working at Pizza Hut, he has been employed at the Dallas Lighthouse for eight years where he has gained useful knowledge from our coaches in the Assistive Technology Lab to increase his independence with computers & smart phones.
Today Al works in our contact / call center as a Contact Management Agent where he is able to utilize his bilingual communication skills, as well as his computer skills daily. Over time, Al hopes to do everything offered at Dallas Lighthouse, and this becomes more of a reality every day. We are proud to have Al as a leader on our winning call center team!