According to this lifehacker article, there is a group of "Stevie Wonder Truthers" who believe that Stevie Wonder is not actually blind.

Apparently, Boy George, in particular, said that Stevie Wonder was able to locate him in a room.

Is there any evidence that Stevie Wonder is legally blind, per the definition of legal blindness in the United States?

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    I suppose one could look up his hospital birth records. The description of his retina being detached and the eye starved of oxygen before birth does not sound like something recoverable. Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 17:18
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    @SeanDuggan Do you have reason to imagine the man's medical records are public?
    – ChrisW
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 0:05
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    To help with notability: In the TV series "Jonathan Creek", an episode has a fictional Jazz musician Hewie Harper, who was blind until 8 years ago, but still pretends to be blind. jonathancreek.net/season2episode4.asp
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 3:35
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    A blind person can locate any object with the help of the advanced technique called echolocation.
    – balint
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 21:51
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    Locating Boy George in a room with your eyes closed isn't hard. Just turn towards the loudest corner and there you go. [rimshot] Commented Oct 5, 2014 at 10:46

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The Library of Congress > National Disability Employment Awareness Month > Featured Profile: Stevie Wonder

Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, Stevie Wonder became blind shortly after birth.

The Biography Channel

His first album, 'Little Stevie Wonder the 12 Year Old Genius', made the child a huge star, and gave Stevie a number one hit with single 'Fingertips'. The following year, he enrolled in the Michigan School for the Blind, where he studied classical piano.

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