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CRHnews - Braille typewriter for the Blind at Chelmsford Museum

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Uploaded on Feb 7, 2010

Watch a video illustrating the use of Braille typewriters by blinded soldiers . . . .

A Day With Blinded Soldiers and Sailors at St Dunstan's - men are taught Braille, shorthand, typewriting, boot repairing. It is not forgotten that 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy'.

It was filmed at St. Dunstan's Home / School for the Blind, Brighton, East Sussex.

Opens with shot of a few men sitting at outdoor table weaving baskets. Next; men standing beside tables lined up like desks in a classroom; they are repairing boots.

Men and women sitting in front of some machines - may be Braille typewriters. Some men mending nets; with a lady looking over the work.

Behind tall fence of chicken wire; 3 men holding cockerels or roosters. A merry scene: a dance held in the yard in front of the house; mostly they've got enough women to go round; but there are men dancing together!

Next; 10 men walking on a path; with their arms on the preceding man's shoulder - the first one may be sighted; otherwise it's the blind leading the blind. Rowing on the river.

Then another walk; this time the men are wearing suits and walking along by a fence. more boating - climbing into small boats; starting to row.

This is good footage - quite poignant too

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.ph...

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