Julio Canizales

Ashoka Fellow
El Salvador
Fellow Since 1999
Asociación de Ciegos del Salvador
This description of Julio Canizales's work was prepared when Julio Canizales was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Introduction
Julio Cesar Canizales, who lost his vision just before he turned 24, is organizing visually-impaired people to develop new job skills, while at the same time challenging the legislative framework which limits opportunities for the blind to participate fully in social and economic activity.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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