Updated Oct. 21, 2013 at 5:58 a.m.

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Published: 2013-10-16 07:39:00
Updated: 2013-10-21 05:58:21

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Ed Summers and Willie are inseparable SAS software engineer Ed Summers and his seeing eye dog Willie are always together. (Photo courtesy of SAS) Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

Ed Summers has been fascinated by computers and programming since his college days at UNC. A degenerative retinal disease slowly deprived him of virtually all his vision but as a software engineer at SAS he continues to write programming and work with others who have disabilities in order to help them capitalize on the advantages of computers. With him 24 hours a day is his seeing eye dog Willie, who even has his own blog at SAS. Today in Raleigh, Summers and others will be encouraging students with disabilities to pursue STEM careers....

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