Sitton Jon 2013-12-10

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This interview features Jon Sitton, who discusses his blindness, attendance in mainstream public schools in Idalou, Texas, higher education leading to a degree at Texas Tech University, and his career with the Social Security Administration.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jon Sitton

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: December 10, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 02:05:10


Biographical information and youth 5 00:00:17 Growing up on the farm and how Jon and his brothers all became blind 7 00:03:44 Going to school and learning braille 13 00:20:06 Interest in business and going to Texas Tech 23 00:43:17 Going to the school for the blind 27 00:54:58 Texas Tech experience 32 01:07:01 Finding a job after graduation 40 01:23:27 Judy Sitton and beep baseball 44 01:32:10 Emily Sitton and raising children as a blind man 48 01:44:07 Jon’s broken ankle and bout with colon cancer 52 01:51:16 Becoming a deacon at church 53 01:55:26 Being disadvantaged and helpful technology 54 01:58:45

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found on dspace, see below


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