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Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
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 Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
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 Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
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 John Howard Griffin. 2004
This memoir, published posthumously, focuses on the years between 1945, when the author began to lose his sight due to…an injury he received during World War II, and 1957, when he recovered it. It is a decade during which he virtually lives several lives as he traverses the emotional and physical realms created by blindness. During this time he retreats to a Benedictine Abbey in France, runs a ranch, falls in love, marries, has children and becomes a novelist. c2004.
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".
Smart medicine for your eyes: a guide to natural, effective, and safe relief of common eye disorders
Par Jeffrey Anshel. 2011
Information about the eyes; sections on nutrition, herbal therapies, and homeopathic remedies. Discusses disorders of the eye and visual system,…conventional treatments and self-treatments, eye care techniques, and refractive surgeries and vision therapies. c2011.
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 Tom Sullivan. 2003
Motivational speaker and author of "If You Could See What I Hear" offers advice on living with purpose, passion, and…fulfillment. Sullivan, blind since birth, interweaves personal experiences with reflections on lessons learned, including turning disadvantages into advantages, facing fears, and creating a life plan. 2003.
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.