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Crippled Monkey | 16:25 UK time, Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Could these be two of the most unlikely post-holders we've heard of on Ouch for a while - a blind hairdresser and a blind flight instructor?

According to the Toronto Sun, hairdresser Delia Martins Dorego may have lost her sight when her retinas detached while at work one day, but she didn't lose her touch. Check out this interview with Delia - which was carried out as she applied bleach to a customer's hair.

Meanwhile, is reporting the similar, although maybe slightly more high-flying, story of Barry Hulon Hyde, who lost his sight in a plane crash nine years ago. Now 35, ex-pilot Barry is the first blind student to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, hoping one day to become a professor and teach others to fly safely. According to his professor, he's the 'best student I have'. Read more.

Got any weird job-related news? Let us know in the comments below.


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  • At 01:12 AM on 01 Apr 2007, reza cheraghi wrote:

Hello. I am a 22 blind iranian boy. I am enthusiastic at hairdressing and woold like to know if there is a way to contact with the blind hairdressers please help me thank you so much.

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  • At 12:07 AM on 05 May 2007, sandra wrote:

delia martins is a remarquable woman,she is blind ,able to cut hair.cook clean do everything around the house shes just amazing she is my cousin,ive alwayw known her as an incredible woman even before she became blind!!!!

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