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So, it's a rule that if you have a blind guy in a Hollywood movie, there has to be a blind guy driving scene. But this skit has to be the ultimate. [For the benefit of my blind readers, that's Stevie Wonder in the driver's seat.]
https://www.y
outube.com/watch?v=qqrvm2XDvpQ
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Julia's Eyes (Dir. Guillem Morales, 2010)

This movie took me completely by surprise; I came to see the blind final girl, and stayed for a smart and stylish filmthat kept me riveted until the very end.

Julia is a young woman who is slowly losing her sight due to a degenerative eye disease, but insists on investigating the death of her twin sister Sara, who suffered from the same eye condition. While Julia's husband and Sara's doctor conclude that her sister committed suicide because she couldn't live with being blind, Julia insists that Sara was stronger than that (ha! that's one in the eye for the condescending sighties!).
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Book signing & celebration with Dr. Bill Henderson

Thursday November 10, 2011
7-11 PM
Florian Hall
55 Hallet Street, Dorchester

The evening will feature a short book talk from Bill after which he will be available to sign books. The Blind Advantage will be available for purchase at the event. There will also be entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, a silent auction and raffle items.

Donation: $20 per person in advance or at the door
Please make checks payable to the Henderson Inclusion School.

Please contact the school for additional information 617-635-8725. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Dr. William Henderson Inclusion Elementary School in Dorchester

More about the book:
The Blind Advantage How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone
by Bill Henderson
This book can also be purchased through
The Harvard Education Publishing Group Web site
http://www.hepg.org/hep/book/145/TheBlindAdvantage
which also offers an audio book, MP3 download
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-246-5
Price: $24.95
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Tadoma was a method whereby deaf-blind people would feel another person's face in order to interpret what that person was saying
from
http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~rosenblu/book/SeeWhatImSayingBook2/SeeWhatImSayingBook/Chapter7.html
excerpt from _See What I am Saying: The Extraordinary Power of Our Five Senses_ by Lawrence Rosenblum
http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~rosenblu/book/SeeWhatImSayingBook2/SeeWhatImSayingBook/Home.html

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