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Exhibit poster showing military personnel reading Braille and using typewriters.
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Title: Reading And Writing Are Not Lost Arts To Blinded Men
From: Exhibit Of The Red Cross Institute For Crippled And Disabled Men And The Red Cross Institute For The Blind
Original caption: At the Military Hospital for Blinded Men at Baltimore, this soldier is learning to substitute touch for sight in the process of reading. The letters are formed by dots raised in the surface of the paper. The sailor is writing in raised characters by the aid of a simple machine.

A blinded man can learn in a short time to operate, without making mistakes, the regular standard typewriter. He is thus able again to correspond with his mother, wife, sweetheart, or friends.
Creator: n/a
Date: 1919
Format: Poster
Source: Library of Congress
Control no.: POS - WWI - US, no. 39 (C size) [P&P]
Keywords: American Red Cross; Assistive Technology; Blind; Braille; Economics; Employment; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Publicity; Sensory Disability; Service Organizations; Typewriters; Veterans; Veterans & Military; Vocational Rehabilitation; War; Work; WWI
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations

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