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Mahoney, Rosemary
For the benefit of those who see : dispatches from the world of the blind / Rosemary Mahoney
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  HV1626 .M24 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Teachers of the blind
Blind, Workers for the
Blind -- Education -- India
Blind -- Services for -- India
Subject Mahoney, Rosemary
Physical Description 287 pages ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-275) and index
Contents Vision -- Braille without borders -- The blind leading the blind -- The neglected sense -- For the benefit of those who see -- Navigation -- The blind leading the sighted blind -- Perception -- Sight regained -- The definition of real -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world."--From publisher description
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