The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States

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American Foundation for the Blind, 2004 - History - 658 pages
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The definitive history of the societal forces affecting blind people in the United States and the professions that evolved to provide services to people who are visually impaired, The Unseen Minority was originally commissioned to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the American Foundation for the Blind in 1971. Updated with a new foreword outlining the critical issues that have arisen since the original publication and with time lines presenting the landmark events in the legislative arena, low vision, education, and orientation and mobility, this classic work has never been more relevant.
 

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Contents

Myths Taboos and Stereotypes
1
Five Days at Vinton
14
Talent Hunt
28
The Second Career of Major Migel
42
The Facts of Blindness
50
The Perfect Symbol
59
Action Is Our Watchword
89
The Language of the Fingers
102
The Showcase of the Blind
212
The Workshops
233
The Magna Charta of the Blind
257
The WarBlinded World War I
273
The New Breed
287
The ThreeWheeled Cart
319
Chapter Notes
565
Bibliography
593

Books for the Blind
128
The Talking Book
144
The Beloved Voices
170
A Share in the General Welfare
195
Historical Chronologies
601
Index
637
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