Independent Vision: Dorothy Harrison Eustis and the Story of the Seeing Eye

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Purdue University Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 124 pages
Mention the words ?Seeing Eye,” and most people will associate them with guide dogs for the blind and partially sighted. Mention the name ?Dorothy Harrison Eustis,” and most people will not recognize it, even though she is the woman responsible for founding The Seeing Eye, the first guide dog school in the United States. Since its inception eighty years ago, The Seeing Eye has trained thousands of people who are visually impaired to use guide dogs. The success of the program has spawned guide dog schools across the country and around the world, and the concept has been further expanded to include service dogs for people with other kinds of disabilities. Drawing on correspondence, private papers, and newspaper accounts of the day, Miriam Ascarelli chronicles the life of Dorothy Harrison Eustis revealing both a driven woman and a very private person who shunned media coverage of herself but actively courted it for her organization.
 

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Contents

01_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter One
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02_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Two
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03_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Three
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04_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Four
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05_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Five
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06_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Six
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07_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Seven
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08_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Eight
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11_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Eleven
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12_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Twelve
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13_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Thirteen
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14_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Fourteen
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15_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Fifteen
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16_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Sixteen
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17_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Afterword
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18_Index
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09_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Nine
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10_Ascarelli_Independent Vision_Chapter Ten
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About the author (2010)

Miriam Ascarelli is a lecturer in the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She worked for many years as a journalist at various newspapers in New Jersey and in the Midwest. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, New Jersey Monthly, and on FSB.com, the Web site for Fortune Small Business.

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