February 14, 2023
Meet Stephanie Jones, communication skills instructor at Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Memphis, Tennessee. A dedicated employee for 10 years, Stephanie teaches braille and Apple assistive technology to individuals with blindness or visual impairments, with the goal of returning to work or attend school. As an advocate for individuals with visual impairments, she educates businesses and organizations about inclusion, diversity and accessibility in her community. Stephanie is passionate about using assistive technology and she enjoys teaching others creative ways of doing things in their daily lives.
“I like when people realize that they can do more than they think and that their life is not over due to a diagnosis of a visual impairment,” Stephanie said.
In her late twenties, Stephanie was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri which caused her blindness. She has no light perception in her left eye and can only see shadows or movement in her right eye. Before losing her sight, Stephanie served as a district pharmacy training coordinator for Walgreens where she hired and trained employees in 30 stores in six different cities. After talking with Stephanie, you discover that she doesn’t let her blindness define her nor does she let it limit what she wants to accomplish in her life.
“You learn not to focus on your disability. Your focus is on living, doing and being. Everything else just falls into place,” Stephanie said.
Stephanie loves being a mother to her five beautiful children. She enjoys volunteering and having lunch with them at school. Not only is Stephanie a loving mother, but she also knows her way around the kitchen. She is passionate about cooking and making homemade meals for her family and friends. Some of Stephanie’s other interests include singing, listening to music, reading, traveling and following her beloved New England Patriots.
Stephanie served as a Master of Ceremonies for our BOLDLY BVI virtual event in 2021. She enjoys working at Clovernook Center and advocating for people with blindness or visual impairments.
“I am grateful for all the opportunities and wonderful things that I get to do at Clovernook Center. I like knowing that what I do can open doors for people who are blind or visually impaired,” Stephanie said.
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