[nfb-talk] Rehab center class question

Brian Miller brian-r-miller at uiowa.edu
Fri Oct 14 12:54:34 UTC 2011

Hi Michael,

You might check out some of the classic recordings of Dr. Jernigan who
conducted "business" classes at the training center for the blind in Des
Moines.  Some of these meetings are available for streaming at the NFB.org
Web site.  These discussions are among the best I know for getting at the
tough issues that block our progress as blind people -- for example, the
perniciousness of the hierarchy of sight, evinced in the "dish washing"
debate of 1961.

Brian Miller

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Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 8:12 AM
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Subject: [nfb-talk] Rehab center class question

I have been asked to help with some ideas for a class at our state rehab
center for the blind.  The class is called Blindness 101.  I have encouraged
them to emphasize acceptance of blindness, how to deal with public
misconceptions, etc.  From what I understand, this is similar to the
seminars at LCB.  If someone who works at one of our centers or has attended
one (or for that matter, it doesn't have to be one of our centers but any
training center that has a class like this and does it
well) can send me a course description and some ideas for the class I would
appreciate it.  They have been doing things like "how to take your blood
pressure and things like that but I am hoping they will take a different
approach.  Thanks for your help.
Michael Freholm

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