Episode 5: Azra Tayyebi describes life as a blind person in Finland

Web accessibility consultant Azra Tayyebi lost her sight as a young girl in Iran, went on to complete a software engineering degree there and moved to Finland pursue a master’s degree. However her dream to become a developer eluded her. “There were several times where I got past the first step because of my CV and then as soon as they realized that I'm blind, they're like, oh no, this is not going to work. Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly and just quietly they just left me out. And that was a very hard experience for me.” Listen to her full story in this episode of FTTLG.

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“Finland: Through the looking glass” offers a frank and unfiltered look at Finland through the lens of its diverse foreign-background community, through one-on-one conversations with host, Denise Wall. It’s an opportunity for the community to share its own unique stories and experiences and to fearlessly weigh in on the social and political discourses shaping its reality in the adopted homeland. The show covers a range of themes such as entrepreneurship, ageing, belonging, study, unemployment and the job search and family reunification, to name a few.