A blind man is challenging his rejection for a teaching post at an east China school for the blind because of his visual impairment, sparking a social media debate about the types of jobs for which people with disabilities are qualified. Zheng Rongquan, a recent Wenzhou University graduate born with impaired vision, had applied for a post at the Nanjing School for the Blind in Jiangsu province last year, China National Radio reported on Sunday. He was told his vision was not at the required level for a pre-employment physical examination, and sought help from the China Disabled Persons' Federation, which negotiated with the school to get him a test and an interview. When he took the test, he got top marks. But the school did not offer him the position and instead kept his case hanging, according to the report. A staff member at the Nanjing school who asked not to be identified told the South China Morning Post : “We are in the process of dealing with this right now, and will release the results to the public once we have them. “Recruitment is a complicated process and it does not concern only Zheng.” She declined to give details, including whether government officials were involved in the decision. There were “many aspects” to the issue, she said. Many internet users reacted to news of Zheng’s challenge by voicing support for what they said was his right to employment. On Weibo, China’s Twitter-like microblogging service, one commenter said: “Society knows too little about the visually impaired. They are talented and can offer many skills for the job market, but most companies are afraid of trouble and won’t provide job opportunities.” Others questioned whether he was qualified for a teaching post. Chinese library teaches the blind how to use smartphones “Blind men are not suitable for every profession,” another Weibo user wrote. “If all the students were blind, and the teacher were blind, nobody would know if something went wrong.” In the past, blind men in China have mostly been employed as masseurs or piano tuners, because of a lack of support at school and afterward. Zheng wrote in a WeChat blog post on Sunday that he had sufficient vision to see people walk in and out of a classroom. He added that his experience at both blind and regular schools proved he was capable of teaching at a school for the blind. “Since I entered regular college, I've been trying to use my actions to help able-bodied people understand the visually impaired,” he wrote. Chinese school for the blind offers beacon of hope for rural poor Zheng made media headlines in 2015 as the first blind man in neighbouring Zhejiang province to get accepted into a regular university through the gaokao , China’s notoriously difficult national college entrance examination. His achievement was made all the more impressive by his having to prepare for the exam by using software to look up and read online text aloud because of a lack of textbooks written in Braille. “If I can't become a teacher and am forced back to do massages … then I won't have opportunities to show to the world how we really live and what kind of abilities we have,” Zheng wrote.