Blindness: What it is, What it Does, and How to Live With it




This book, written in two parts, identifies the many losses associated with the loss of vision, followed by discussing solutions to addressing these losses. It is the premise upon which Fr. Carroll based the St Paul’s Rehabilitation Training Program, a nationally recognized model program, where newly blinded adults would make their personal adjustment to living with blindness. Based on the successful Veteran’s Administration program developed in the late 1940s for newly blinded veterans of WW II, this book is an in-depth analysis of the physical and psychological impact of blindness and how it is addressed at the St. Paul’s Rehabilitation program, now called the Carroll Center for the Blind in honor of its founder.