Today at Berkeley Lab

Newton Nguyen’s Vision Loss Doesn’t Slow Him Down


As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month we profile Newton Nguyen, a research assistant in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division. Diagnosed with a degenerative vision condition when he was five, Nguyen is legally blind but says his disability has helped him better understand other peoples’ perspectives and broaden his own thinking. More>


  1. This is the most inspiring story I would like to share since I came to Berkeley Lab. So happy to share office, work together and be a friend with him.

  2. We (Newton and I) will be at the screening of “Lives Worth Living” Film with Newton’s Laptop in case anyone is interested in learning about how to navigate without using visual ques. Please come by October 19 at the B66 Auditorium and chat with us! And or watch the film, it makes me cry every time I watch it. Thanks!