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Par Jane Poulson. 2002
Autobiography of Dr. Jane Poulson, the first blind person in Canada to become a practising doctor. Poulson suffered from diabetes…and because of the disease, lost her sight and then experienced severe heart problems. Nonetheless she was an extremely accomplished doctor, published widely in leading medical journals, and showed great courage and endurance to all who knew her. She wrote this book during the last two years of her life. 2002.
Par Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind…at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
Par Marilyn Elliott, Janet Kitz. 2018
Eric Davidson was a beautiful, fair-haired toddler when the Halifax Explosion struck, killing almost 2,000 people and seriously injuring thousands…of others. Eric lost both eyes-a tragedy that his mother never fully recovered from. Eric, however, was positive and energetic. He also developed a fascination with cars and how they worked, and he later decided, against all likelihood, to become a mechanic. Assisted by his brothers who read to him from manuals, he worked hard, passed examinations, and carved out a decades-long career. Once the subject of a National Film Board documentary, Eric Davidson was, until his death, a much-admired figure in Halifax. Written by his daughter Marilyn, this book gives new insights into the story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and contains never-before-seen documents and photographs. Winner of the 2019 The Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award (Non-Fiction). 2018.
Par Lawrence Goldman. 1989
Henry Fawcett, a promising academic, was blinded in a shooting accident at the age of 25. This did not hinder…him from consolidating his position at the confluence of so many streams of British culture and politics. 1989.
Par Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,…pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
Par Sally Hobart Alexander. 2002
Par Nicole Dryburgh. 2010
Nicole went through surgery to remove a malignant tumour on her spine, then radiotherapy, a brain haemorrhage, blindness, loss of…movement, chemotherapy, more chemotherapy, loss of hearing, more radiotherapy, and more surgery. Nicole also has raised thousands of pounds for charity, passed GCSE English after just 6 months' study, gone abseiling, visited New York, had meetings with royalty and government ministers, been the subject of a BBC TV documentary, won numerous national and local awards, and worked for the Teenage Cancer Trust. "Talk to the Hand" is a continuation of Nicole's very full life story, and includes her tips for overcoming setbacks and crises. 2010.
Par Jean Little. 1990
Renowned author Jean Little describes her childhood with a visual impairment, the early death of her father, the shock of…losing her remaining sight to glaucoma, and her battle with depression. A talking computer and her guide dog, Zephyr, brought her independence and freedom. Sequel to "Little by Little".
Par Ved Mehta. 1986
In 1949, 15-year-old Ved went to America to attend the Arkansas School for the Blind. In the three years there…he fell afoul of two members of staff: the PE teacher who believed only the combative could survive in a sighted world and an Evangelical Baptist musician who told him he was damned because he was a Hindu. Girls too were a problem... but he learnt to get around Little Rock himself by perceiving objects and terrain by means of "sound-shadows". Sequel to "The ledge between the streams" (DC28718). 1986. (Continents of exile ; 5).
Par Jim Knipfel. 1999
At age twelve, Knipfel's uncle told him he "better start learning braille," but it was years before he knew he…had retinitis pigmentosa. Then a brain lesion began causing erratic behaviour. With humour and honesty, Knipfel recalls his reluctance to accept his condition and how he has coped. Strong language. 1999.
Par Georgina Kleege. 1999
Kleege was diagnosed with macular degeneration at the age of eleven and learned coping mechanisms. In eight essays she describes…her experiences as well as the cultural aspects of blindness in language, film, and literature. As an author and professor, Kleege outlines the reading process and her delight in learning braille later in life. 1999.
Par Sharon Neill. 2007
Born prematurely and blinded by the oxygen in her incubator, it was clear that Sharon Neill would lead anything but…a conventional life. In her autobiography, Sharon describes her journey to become one of the most revered mediums in the psychic world. 2007.
Par Robert V Hine. 1993
As a young man, Hine was informed that his eye condition, uveitis, would eventually lead to blindness. After graduate school…and marriage, and well into his career as a history professor, Hine did gradually lose his sight to cataracts, which the uveitis made inoperable. Hine used braille, talking computers, and readers to continue teaching and writing for the next fifteen years, and then underwent an operation that restored sight in one eye. c1993.
Par Meir Schneider. 1989
A remarkable Russian Israeli who has gone some way to understanding the latent power of self-healing which is locked inside…human beings. In this book Meir Schneider relates the experiences of his own life and his later work with people affected by chronic headaches, polio and muscular dystrophy. Meir was born blind, the son of a deaf father, yet he has insisted upon living a regular life making no concessions to himself for his lack of sight, and offering hope to others. 1989.
Par Peter White. 1999
Unsentimental and humorous autobiography by the BBC's disability affairs correspondent, the second blind son born to sighted parents. The text…covers Peter White's childhood, his experiences at special schools, the shock of `real life' - of the problems of coping with seemingly ordinary, everyday living away from home or a special school, his career with the BBC, marriage and parenthood, his love of sport, his occasional rage at the attitudes of `normal' people, and his sometimes volatile relationship with his father. 1999.
Par Natalie Kusz. 1990
The author recalls her family and youth in Alaska, including the accident that left her blind in one eye, her…family's poverty and bad luck, her teenage rebellion and her return to the land. 1990.
Par David Ritz. 1994
Biography of musical genius Ray Charles, who was left sightless by glaucoma as a child. While a student at the…Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, Charles learned to read and write music in braille. Describes his personal and professional struggles, including drug addiction, as well as triumphs. For Junior and Senior High readers. c1994.
Par Sophie Massieu, Florence Montreynaud. 1998
Sophie Massieu est une personne extraordinaire. C'est une jolie jeune fille de vingt-trois ans, aveugle de naissance et qui a…fait de brillantes études. Elle vit seule à Paris et a l'ambition de devenir journaliste de presse écrite. Son secret? Sa mère, qui a été présente à ses côtés sans s'imposer ni peser. 1998.
Par Dennis McCormack. 2010
Dennis McCormack shares anecdotes and poems about his life, beginning with the Halifax School for the Blind in 1953, where…for the next thirteen years he would study in an environment where teachers and students did not allow anyone to blame failure on their visual difficulties. He describes founding the Atlantic Braille Press and marrying his soul mate, and provides insight into how faith, love, and determination helped him find his way from the darkest days to the light. c2010.
Par Lucy Ching. 1980
The true story of a blind Chinese girl's quietly persistent courage in the face of prejudice. Trained by the Royal…Commonwealth Society for the Blind, she overcame apparently insuperable difficulties in her pioneering work among the elderly and handicapped of Hong Kong. 1980.