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Celebrating Accessibility: An Interview with Kiran Kaja

May 3, 2023

Accessibility is at the core of APH’s mission, and we celebrate individuals who work to create an accessible world for everyone. One of these individuals is Kiran Kaja, the Principal Product Manager on the Shopping and Books accessibility team at Amazon, who spoke to us about his childhood, career journey, and gave advice for those aspiring to work in accessibility.

Growing Up in India

Kiran has retinitis pigmentosa, a congenital eye condition that caused his vision to deteriorate over time. Today, he has only light perception. Kiran was born in Hyderabad, India. “I didn’t start school until I was seven years old because my parents struggled to find an appropriate institution that would admit blind students,” Kiran said.

In the meantime, his mother learned braille and taught [...]

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