Blind RPT Member Doesn’t Want His Sight Back

In this insightful video, RPT member Chris Fisher describes his journey into woodturning after losing his sight a few years ago.

A man who learned woodturning after losing his sight has begun teaching the skill to children with disabilities.

Chris Fisher, from Hulland Ward, Derbyshire, was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, an infection which can be contracted from animal faeces or infected meat, after going blind in 2008.

Five years later, Chris – a former auto technician – decided to teach himself woodturning from YouTube videos and the craft has now become his career.

He also works with a charity, teaching the skill to children with autism.

Video journalist: Alex Thorp

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