Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Euclid Herie and Dean Tuttle Were Recently Selected to Join the 42 Existing Individuals of the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field, Located at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Euclid Herie and Dean Tuttle Were Recently Selected to Join the 42 Existing Individuals of the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field, Located at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

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Euclid Herie and Dean Tuttle were recently selected to join the 42 existing individuals of the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field, located at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). Selected by a nine-member governing board, the class of 2009 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 16, 2009 during a ceremony that will be held in conjunction with APH's Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests.

In the course of his career in the field of visual impairment and blindness, Dr. Herie served as president of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and president of the World Blind Union. An advocate for braille, upon his retirement, Dr. Herie established a foundation to help implement braille literacy programs in developing countries. He has received many honors for his work, including an appointment in 2001 as CNIB president emeritus. In 2002, he received the Ambrose M. Shotwell Award, which honors an individual who has made significant outstanding contributions to the personal adjustment or rehabilitation of adults who are blind or visually impaired, from AER. Dr. Herie also received the Queen's 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal, and the Member of the Order of Canada, which is given by the Canadian government to individuals whose sustained personal achievement have made a difference for Canada or humanity.

Before joining the special education faculty of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Dr. Tuttle studied under previous Hall of Fame inductee Georgie Lee Abel and went on to serve as principal of the California School for the Blind. While a professor at UNC, he created a highly regarded personnel preparation program for teachers of students with visual impairments. …

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