Baker, Captain Edwin A.
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Schools for the academic and technical education of the blind in Canada. History, development and purpose of The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, with a Dominion Charter secured in March, 1918. Details of services and programmes. The philosophy that blind people are normal human beings who have been handicapped by the loss of sight, but still with talents and if given opportunity for expression those talents may be usefully applied. Some illustrative examples and anecdotes. Helping and training people to become self-sufficient, with examples. Caring for those who cannot become self-sufficient. The prevention of blindness. Progress achieved in the last 18 years in Canada, as against the thousands of years that went before and during which there was very little development in the way of services or consideration for the adult blind. Co-operation within the Empire and with the United States for the prevention of blindness.