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Oral History Interview: Patti Gregory Chang

Identifier: 05-C2012.4

Scope and Contents

1 audio recording, 1:03:32 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00    Introductory statements 1:31    Family / Upbringing 5:06    Basic blindness skills 9:56    Losing sight during K-12 12:04    Parents 13:41    State commission for the blind 14:10    College 16:26    Braille 17:10    NFB 18:55    Majoring in TVI 21:08    Social life 22:29    Commission through college 23:50    What made you want to go into law? 24:47    Moving to & living in Chicago. 26:36    Husband 27:51    What law schools did you apply to? 29:39    What techniques did you use for Law School? 32:31    Bar exam 33:11    Changes in the NFB 34:28    NFB Illinois 35:34    Illinois affiliate’s evolution 39:40    Building the NFB 41:30    Who has been important to you? 45:20    Scholarships & seminar 46:57    On blind motherhood 50:15    Discrimination experienced as a blind person. 52:28    Searching for work. 53:49    Career with the city of Chicago. 57:48    Do you feel an affinity with other disabilities? 58:32    Characteristics more interesting than your blindness. 1:00:39    Staying away from disability law. 1:03:05    Closing remarks.


  • Created: 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/25/2012


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Biographical or Historical Information

Who Are the Blind Who Lead the Blind? Patti Gregory-Chang, Braille Monitor, May 2010

Note written by National Federation of the Blind


1.00 items

1 digital audio recording, 60MB other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Oral history interview with Patti Gregory Chang collected by Edward Morman on April 25, 2012, in the Recording Studio at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute.

Source of Acquisition

Edward Morman

Method of Acquisition

Collected as part of the NFB Oral History Program.

Other Descriptive Information

Interview Log prepared by Alexander Lester, July 2016

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Anna Kresmer
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Repository Details

Part of the Jacobus tenBroek Library, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Repository

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