Man With No Eyes Loves Playing Video Games

Toby Ott, 27, is being featured in a new documentary Gaming Through New Eyes because of his remarkable love of the highly visual medium. Toby was born with Bilateral Anopthalmia, which is the techinical name for being born with no eyes. Some of Toby's favorite games include Final Fantasy, Duke Nukem, and Doom. Toby looks at his visual disadvantage as another part of the game to conquer. He uses sounds, timing cues and cheat codes to  navigate through the games. He even competes online, and wins! However it doesn't come without work. He often spends up to 8 weeks learning elements we take for granted, like navigating the menu.

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