Blindness (OPL Human Library 2013)
Annotation:Remarkable autobiography of Dr. Jane Poulson, a sighted medical scientist who became blind in the first year of her professional career. She learned not only to accept every challenge to her health, but also how to live and work in a sighted world. And she did more than survive, she went on to a stellar career as a physician, teacher and researcher.
Annotation:Captures the stories of four extraordinary teenagers at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a public residential high school in Austin that has educated visually impaired students for more than 150 years.
Annotation:Sacks examines the consequences of aphasia (problems recognizing language), prosopagnosia (difficulty interpreting faces), loss of stereopsis (seeing depth with both eyes), and finally, partial (one eye) or complete blindness.