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Author Ferguson, Ronald J., 1956-

Title The blind need not apply : a history of overcoming prejudice in the orientation and mobility profession / by Ronald J. Ferguson
Published Charlotte, NC : Information Age Pub., [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 148 pages)
Series Critical concerns in blindness series
Critical concerns in blindness.
Contents Preface -- 1: Challenging The 'Taken-For-Granted' -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Educational/social problem area -- Social regularities area -- Policy solution area -- Policy studies area -- 2: Constructing A House Of Cards -- Introduction -- Truth about blindness -- Implications for vocational rehabilitation -- Note -- 3: Battling The Giants In The Land -- Introduction -- Contribution of Newel Perry -- Influence of Jacobus Tenbroek -- Constructing a positive view of blindness -- Strengthening of the movement -- Conclusion -- 4: Good Intentions -- Introduction -- Blind center at Hines -- Training manual for orientors -- Note -- 5: Blind Need Not Apply -- Introduction -- Meeting the crisis -- Constructing the O & M profession -- Certification of O & M instructors -- Father Thomas Carroll -- 6: Power Of An Idea -- Introduction -- History of conflict in the blindness field -- Iowa experiment 1958-1978 -- Blind O & M instructors in Nebraska -- Notes -- 7: Constructing A New Reality -- Introduction -- Context of the controversy -- Alternative O & M program -- Structured discovery -- National blindness professional certification board -- Ongoing conflicts -- References
Summary From the Publisher: This book has been a work in progress. In the spring of 2000 I started this project and began to collect data and conduct interviews. I copied every article I could find in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness and its predecessors Outlook for the Blind and New Outlook for the Blind. I was fortunate to locate Blindness the annual publication of the American Association of Workers for the Blind. One of the greatest finds was the library at the American Foundation for the Blind. The library contains dozens of volumes related to orientation and mobility. Within two years I had amassed a considerable collection of resources. I began working through the materials and along the way prepared some papers for various conferences. A dramatic increase in administrative responsibilities, as well as the tyranny of meeting grant deadlines, diverted me from giving concentrated effort to this book. All that changed as I reduced my workload in order to devote almost all my efforts over the past nine months to this project
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148)
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Subject Blind -- Orientation and mobility -- United States -- History.
Blind -- Services for -- United States -- History.
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- United States -- History.
Orientation and mobility instructors -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1593115741
1607525801 (electronic bk.)
9781607525806 (electronic bk.)