Oral Miller lost his sight at the age of 10 and became interested in sports for the blind in high school where he participated in track & field and wrestling. He attended Princeton University where he participated in crew racing and became the first blind athlete to take part in collegiate competition. In the early 1970s, he was actively involved in Ski for the Light, a cross-country skiing program for people who are blind and visually impaired, and tenpin bowling. Miller became the second President of the Board of Directors for USABA after Arthur Copeland’s term. He also developed, encouraged, and promoted national blind organizations such as the American Council of the Blind and the Blind Veterans Association to support sports for people blind and visually impaired.