Saint John"s University. New York University.
Foreign many years, he was the director of Services for the Deaf-Blind at the "Industrial Home for the Blind" in New New York He began his career there in 1950 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from Saint John"s University in New New York Three years later, he became the first deaf-blind person to earn a master"s degree.
In conjunction with his work at Helen Keller National Center, he was an advocate for deaf-blind education and employment.
He retired in December 2008. Barbara Walters considered Smithdas her "most memorable interview".