Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Edward Allen and Sally Rogow Are the Next Two Professionals to Join the 46 Already Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field in 2011

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Edward Allen and Sally Rogow Are the Next Two Professionals to Join the 46 Already Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field in 2011

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Edward Allen and Sally Rogow are the next two professionals to join the 46 already inducted into the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field in 2011. Edward Allen was instrumental in professionalizing the field of education for students who are blind and visually impaired. His high personal and professional standards infuse the daily work of schools for the blind. Dr. Allen oversaw the design and construction of two residential schools for the blind: Overbrook (1899) and Perkins (1912), which are still in use. In 1920, he created the first teacher training program for students who are blind or visually impaired in partnership with Harvard College, now housed at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Dr. Allen introduced the first braille embossing equipment in the United States in 1898, and be sponsored research and the development of standardized testing that established the unimpaired nature of the intelligence of people with visual impairments.

Sally Rogow is a renowned educator, researcher, author, and human rights advocate who pioneered teacher preparation programs in the area of visual impairment across Canada. …

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