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No Driver's License
I recently entered the state's bioptic driving program in hopes I would be able to obtain my driver's license before July however, I was told on Friday that I will not be testing. Traffic lights, stop signs, and pedestrians proved difficult for me to see despite the visual aids I utilized while driving. This has started to make me think about the future when it comes to employment. I'm majoring in Equine Studies at my university, and I'm all ready starting to find issues with internships where the farms require their interns to drive. I also looked at some official equine job postings, which several also listed a license as a requirement. Contrary to what other people have told me, it doesn't seem many farms are offering housing as a benefit. Public transportation isn't an option for the rural areas where the farms are located, Uber costs around $60 round trip, and my disability isn't considered severe enough for para-transit. I did, for a week, volunteer with the Kentucky Derby Museum while I was staying in Louisville because their mass transit system does go to Churchill Downs. I ultimately want to work for a horse farm, but I'm starting to worry whether or not it is even possible for someone in my situation. Does anyone have any recommendations?6 replies
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