Historical Insights into Educational Technologies for People who are Blind or Partially Sighted in Canada, 1820 - Present


 Through the experiences of both users and innovators, this virtual exhibit endeavours to tell the stories of the people and technologies that have shaped, and been shaped by, social, cultural and historical understandings of disability, blindness and vision loss in Canada from the nineteenth century to the present. 


Created by Carleton University's Disability Research Group:

Adrian Chan, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

George Duimovich, MacOdrum Library

Roy Hanes, School of Social Work

Dominique Marshall, Department of History

Beth A. Robertson, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies


Photography, research, exhibit text and design by
Beth A. Robertson, Ph.D.

Project administration by Ellen Pjawka


Many thanks to our collaborators and supporters who made this project possible:

Canadian National Institute for the Blind 
Robert Bender
Leona Emberson
Richard Marsolais
Michael Nicholson

Canadian Science and Technology Museum
Bryan Dewalt
Catherine Campbell
Phillip Craig
Tom Everett
Pat Hilborn
David Pantalony
Gordon Perrault
Fiona Smith-Hale

Canadian Urban Libraries Council
Jefferson Gilbert
Maureen Sawa

Carleton University Research Office

Centre for Equitable Library Access

National Research Council of Canada Library and Archives
Steven Leclair
 
New Sun Joy MacLaren Adaptive Technology Centre, 
MacOdrum Library
Heather Cross



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