A HANDBOOK FOR THE BLIND by Juliet Bindt

A HANDBOOK FOR THE BLIND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a sound, sensible guide for daily living that will be a useful and reassuring aid to the blind and to people who come into contact with them. The author discusses methods that facilitate dressing, eating, getting places, shopping, homemaking, gardening, and so forth. She mentions the problems of the partially blind and the deaf-blind, the possibilities of leisure time activities, individual and social, the advantages and disadvantages of using a guide dog and cane. The final portion of her book is directed to sighted readers, mentioning how they may best go about being of use to their blind friends or relatives. The book is practical, and the author presents specific solutions to specific circumstances. She firmly holds to her belief in the blind person's need for independence blended with the acceptance of his limitations and consequent courteous and cooperative attitude toward those who seek to assist him.

Pub Date: May 13th, 1952
Publisher: Macmillan