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The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States: 13. The Showcase of the Blind (Online)

An Online Chapter from The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States

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AFB studies have addressed the question whether traditional "blind" trades engaged in at home or in sheltered workshops should give way to employment in the larger world. A central campaign was the drive to obtain placements for workers who were blind or visually impaired operating newsstands in public buildings and locations; partial success came with the passage of the 1936 Randolph-Sheppard Act, but such changes as the growing use of vending machines challenged the program.

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ISBN: Koe-13
Year of publication: 2004
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