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12:14 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Blind New Mexico Man Gets Auto Mechanics Degree

  A blind New Mexico man has earned an auto mechanics degree and says he can fix cars by listening.

KOAT-TV reports that Clifford Alderson recently graduated from New Mexico State University and earned his degree by learning to feel his way around the vehicle.

Born with a genetic disease that led to his blindness, Alderson got his on-the-job training at a small auto shop in Alamogordo.

Damian Orchard, of All Makes Automotive, says, for the most part, he could just tell Alderson what needed to be done on a car and turn him loose.

Alderson says graduating with an auto mechanics degree felt like a dream.

He's now looking for a full-time job.

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