I am saddened by the passing of Clarence Whaley. He is one of the special people you meet from time to time in the adaptive technology industry whose only interest is making life a little fairer for blind people. I just saw him and Raul at CSUN. He’s one of the people who helped convince me that a guide dog would make my life a whole lot easier.
Clarence was a great role model showing us that you don't have to have a chip on our shoulder to get noticed. I remember when Serotek was the new kid on the block that he and all the other folks at GW Micro made us feel like part of the adaptive technology family. This was important to me because we were new in an industry that was really skeptical of any new player.
Clarence always had a kind and encouraging word even though we were competitors in the field.
Clarence Whaley was always a gentleman. The industry will miss him.