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May 1983

Blindness and Visual Handicap: The Facts

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(5):830. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010830033

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Abstract

As stated on the flyleaf and in the introduction to this book, Blindness and Visual Handicap: The Facts is intended to increase the understanding (by social workers, community leaders, employers, and those in close contact with the blind) of the causes of blindness and its effects on blind persons; it also gives examples of ways of alleviating their disability. The first 109 pages are written by a sighted ophthalmologist who outlines the causes of blindness in lay terms. The remainder of the book is written by a blind international leader of work for the blind. The hopeful nature of productive adjustment to blindness is exemplified by a chapter entitled "Trail Blazers," which gives short biographies of famous blind persons.

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