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What inspired Helen Keller's mother to have such high hopes for her daughter? The answer is Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl. Here is her story.
The authors take turns telling how a golden retriever guide dog has affected them for the last four years.
This little book has much information for the non-physician, including what signs to look for, how to determine an emergency and how some medications affect the eye.
The Psychology of Self-Esteem: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Understanding that Launched a New Era in Modern Psychologyby Branden, Nathaniel
Learn why we face challenges the way we do. "Positive self-esteem operates, in effect, as the immune system of consciousness, providing resistance, strength, and a capacity for regeneration." (Nathaniel Branden)
A London doctor discovers a drug which can split a person's personality and physical appearance into two distinct parts, good and evil.
The early days of the Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka Illinois. This book gives history and insight to one man's dream and how he decided that serving others was more important than his own crisis.
At age 38, a childhood accident came back to haunt Tom Pey and took his sight. Follow his struggle with depression, job loss and alcoholism. Follow his success as he finds a deeper meaning in life.
Young John spends the day trying to "see" the world through his blind grandfather's eyes.
Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed.
Autobiography of a young blind lawyer, the inspiration behind the play, Butterflies Are Free.
The incredible, inspiring story of world-class climber Erik Weihenmayer, from the terrible diagnosis that foretold of the loss of his eyesight, to his dream to climb mountains, and finally his quest to reach each of the Seven Summits.
Two Ends of a Leash: Unshackled is the life story of author Grace D. Napier. Born blind, Grace came from a humble home in New Jersey. She began school when there were no special education programs for children who were blind.
Biography of Meriwether Lewis and his role in "opening the West."
A literate, meticulously researched biography of the complex scholar/activist DuBois, premier architect of the civil rights movement in the United States. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Intellectually and athletically gifted, T. J., a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students.
Before you start your Internet job-hunt, there are some things that you must know, like: * Why are job sites like Monster and CareerBuilder so stunningly ineffective? * What can you do to make sure your resumes survive the elimination process?
With courage and determination, a young Greek girl journeyed to America to carve out a new life. Not long after her arrival, Kalliope married - only to have her dreams and aspirations ravaged by a disease that took her sight.
This cooking handbook, designed to be read to the blind and visually impaired by a relative or friend, is written by one who is most qualified-- a blind person.
This guide defines the paraeducator's role and how they work with other education team members. Subjects covered in the book include basics of visual impairment, tips for encouraging student growth and the special material and devices needed by the student.
Autobiography of a blind doctor.
This book's practical approach helps parents teach age-appropriate skills such as starting conversations, joining in, expressing feelings, controlling anger, and more.
See the SPECIAL NOTE in the Complete Synopsis. Ask most people what a franchise is and they will likely reply McDonalds or Burger King. This book outlines the many types of franchises available and serves a a primer for anyone interested in going into business for themselves.
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- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
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