1942-April 1951: Outlook for the Blind and The Teachers Forum
Volume 36 * Number 1
In February 1942, Outlook for the Blind was published with The Teachers Forum, a publication AFB jointly published with Perkins School for the Blind.
Volume 39 * Number 2
The February 1945 issue included the first contribution by Georgie Lee Abel, a former teacher and principal of the Iowa School for the Blind, entitled "A Sight Saving Program and the Iowa School for the Blind." In the 1940s, Ms. Abel worked for AFB as its educational consultant, spearheading the effort to prepare the U.S. public school system to meet the educational needs of the rising number of children with retrolentalfibroplasia, which is now known as retinopathy of prematurity.
A man with visual impairment at work.
Volume 40 * Number 1
The January 1946 issue offered the first contribution by Charles Buell, of the Michigan School for the Blind, entitled "Cubbing at the Michigan School for the Blind."
Volume 40 * Number 9
The November 1946 issue included the first contribution by C. Warren Bledsoe, chief of the Blind Rehabilitation Program of the Veterans Administration, who helped develop the long cane technique.
Blinded war veterans demonstrating travel techniques.
Volume 42 * Number 1
In 1948, P.C. Potts, former associate editor of the journal, became its editor in chief.
Two-photo spread of chess players.
Volume 42 * Number 9
The November 1948 issue marked the first contribution by Geraldine T. Scholl of the Department of Education at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor, entitled, "Educational Functions of Residential and Day Schools for the Blind."
Young women decorating Rest Haven for Christmas.
Volume 43 * Number 1
The January 1949 issue featured the first contribution by Josephine L. Taylor of the Perkins School for the Blind, entitled "Increase in Number of Blind Children." Dr. Taylor would later be recognized by the field of visual impairment and blindness as an advocate for educational services for children who are blind or multihandicapped and for teacher training programs. This issue also featured the first contribution of Abraham Nemeth, professor of mathematics at the University of Detroit and the creator of the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation.