Health 26 August 2013 8 135

A brilliant life in darkness

Aleksandr Suvorov graduated with a PhD from Moscow State University's department of psychology, and later went on to become a professor of psychology himself. While these are impressive achievements, what makes them truly remarkable is that Dr. Suvorov is both deaf and blind, and must communicate primarily by touch. Suvorov describes himself as a humanitarian, and has dedicated his life to working with others who share his disabilities. His limitations and unique abilities work in unison to give him the power to understand a group of people who live in a dark, silent world that few can fathom. His fierce determination to live independently has compelled him to develop numerous adaptations, such as the ability to communicate with strangers by having them draw letters with their fingers on his hand.

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