Dr. Samuel M. Genensky, founding president of CCLVI, died on June 26, 2009 at age 81. Dr. Genensky was a Rand Corporation mathematician and inventor of the closed circuit TV. In 1978 he founded the Center for the Partially Sighted, the first full service agency of its kind, based in Los Angeles. American Foundation for the Blind president Carl Augusto said, "Sam was responsible for really bringing low vision into the mainstream." Sam Genensky cared enough about people with low vision that he put energy into founding CCLVI.
Sam Genensky strongly believed in the importance of using whatever vision he had. His eyes were burned shortly after birth when, by accident, the wrong eye drops to guard against infection were administered to his eyes. No sight remained in his left eye and he had only 20/1000 vision in his right eye.
Sam worked hard and he was exceptionally bright. He completed the first eight years of school in seven years. Then he was sent to the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Watertown Massachusetts where he refused to use braille even though he knew it. He preferred to use what little sight he had, even if it meant holding a book up to his nose.
Sam himself challenged all stereotypes of visual impairment. In fact, it became clear that it was the rest of us who were impaired. You could have been Sam's prize pupil!
Susan Doris Wrote:
> I can't see which post is the current one.Quote
For some discussions, going back can be a
> problem, but most of the time, they are
> consecutive, so you don't need to see the lines.
> I used to be able to manage that - with
> difficulty, but I managed it - but since the
> cataract has got worse, this has become fiendishly
> difficult. Why do you not believe what I am
> saying? this is one area where even you cannot
> really think you know more than I do!!!
> Well, go on then, learn exactly how SuperNovaQuote
Can't you use bookmarks? Then you don't
> need the lines. That's what I use to save posts I
> want to respond to later--like the ones by
> 18.;03 works, practise using it, try different
> set-ups on internet pages, then try and tell me
> how to improve my use of this site. Also, try
> memorising long posts and responding without being
> able to see the words, only hear them, and that of
> course has to be done by starting from the
> beginning of a paragraph and then listening for
> where they occur.
> Pomposity rules!Quote
Talk with your tech guy.
> Well, I'm very sorry you are incapable ofQuote
Just keep in mind that I'm looking for a
> complete thought--multiple sentences--not broken
> understanding posts not written in the style or
> format which is your personal choice.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06-Sep-19 21:41 by drrayeye.