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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 Michael Tucker. 1984
The author has spent many years as a trainer of guide dogs. He explains how the dogs are selected and…trained, how they are matched with their new owners, and the training that the owner receives. 1984.
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 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 Peter Purves. 1981
The story of Tess is the story of how a guide dog is trained, from her early days as a…puppy to the moment, 18 months later, when she is handed over to her blind owner, Mary. 1981.
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".
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 C. Edwin Vaughan. 1998
Visually impaired sociologist (who prefers the word "blind") describes blindness in the United States, Africa, China, and Spain. Proposes an…international exchange of information to enrich education and rehabilitation opportunities for this group. c1998.
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 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 Harriet Harvey Wood, P. D James. 2001
Published to promote and support the work of the Royal National Institute for the Blind's Talking Books, Sightlines includes pieces…from many of Britain's foremost writers, all of whom have contributed their work without fee. Introduced by Sue Townsend, who recently lost her sight, Sightlines includes many previously unpublished stories, essays, and poems by authors such as Louis de Bernieres, Antonia Fraser, Frederick Forsyth, Doris Lessing, A.S.Byatt, and Reginald Hill. 2001.
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 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 Jennifer S Weizer, Joshua D Stein. 2009
Ophthalmologists describe the way the eye works and its common afflictions and related health matters, including macular degeneration and diabetic…retinopathy. They discuss treatments such as Lasik surgery; provide tips on living with visual impairments; and answer common questions about sight, surgery, and medications. 2009.
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 Susanna Millar. 1997
Discusses a series of studies employing video recordings to analyze the exact hand and finger movements in both skilled and…novice braillists. Such studies offer a useful approach to studying the development and interaction of linguistic skills of Braille readers. 1997.