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An accessible calculator, designed and adapted by James Swail of the NRC around 1975 that converted the visual digital display through an auditory and tactile board.

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A manual intended to help users repair a Perkins brailler, written by Howard Knapman, CNIB volunteer

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Specifications of a Perkins brailler, included within a CNIB training manual on how to repair a brailler at home.

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This image, taken 18 January 1951, is of a few of the eight displaced people and their families who arrived in the early morning hours on this date at the Montreal Airport. They were met by members of the CNIB who sponsored them to come to Canada.…

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A photograph of a few of the eight people who were blind and their families who were displaced following the Second World War and sponsored to come to Canada in 1951 by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. They sit, having a coffee and…

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This photograph depicts Karol Gamrot, a once displaced person who was blind, when he first arrived in Canada in the early hours of 18 January 1951, Montreal Airport, kneeling beside his guide dog, a German Shepherd named Utta

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This photograph depicts five-month old Jan Jaslinsky, infant son of Mieczyslaw Jaslinsky and wife, the youngest of the family of displaced people who were blind to come to Canada, being held by T.C.A airline attendant, Lucy Corey, upon their arrival…

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An image of "blind displaced person" case file put together for the CNIB to facilitate selection of individuals to be sponsored and resettled in Canada. The attached photograph depicts a young family, including husband, who was blind, sitting beside…

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A catalogue showcasing a selection of braille watches, as well as alarm clocks and timers, including within the fonds of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind at Library and Archives Canada

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James Swail demonstrating one of the first models of his punch-card reader (c.1969)

James Swail et son lecteur à opération manuelle pour les cartes perforées (c.1969)
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