List of blind people

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The following is a list of notable blind people.

Activists and organizers of the blind[edit]

Adventurers[edit]

Artists[edit]

Acting and performing[edit]

Engineers[edit]

John Metcalf

Music[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Blind musicians.

Visual artists[edit]

Writers[edit]

Athletes and sportspersons[edit]

Mathematicians and scientists[edit]

  • Jacob Bolotin (January 3, 1888 - April 1, 1924), the world's first totally blind physician fully licensed to practice medicine.
  • Gustaf Dalén - Swedish inventor and Nobel Prize winner, who continued to make inventions and lead his company despite being blinded in an accident.
  • Leonhard Euler - Swiss mathematician and physicist who went almost totally blind at fifty-nine, but his productivity on mathematics did not decrease throughout his life.
  • Bernard Morin - topologist from France.[69]
  • Abraham Nemeth - Developed Nemeth Braille for blind students in science and math.[70]
  • Joseph Plateau - Physicist who went blind at forty-two when he gazed too long at the sun. After his blindness his scientific work diminished, but did not entirely end.[71]
  • Lev Pontryagin - Soviet mathematician who went blind at fourteen. He continued mathematical study with the help of his mother Tatyana Andreevna, and made major discoveries in a number of fields of mathematics.
  • Nicholas Saunderson - English mathematician who went blind at the age of twelve months, held in high esteem by Isaac Newton.[72]

Politicians[edit]

Political activists[edit]

Saints[edit]

  • Lutgardis - Catholic saint, blind in the last 11 years of her life.
  • Surdas - Hindu saint, devotional poet and singer who lived during reign of king Akbar (1542–1606).

In Fiction[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Women Biographical Entry
  2. ^ Louis Braille Biography - American Foundation for the Blind
  3. ^ "the royal normal college". The Palace. Retrieved 2008-11-24. [dead link]
  4. ^ Jernigan Institute
  5. ^ Helen Keller - American Foundation for the Blind
  6. ^ "Cuba: blind political prisoner is in danger of losing life". 
  7. ^ Time Europe
  8. ^ BBC
  9. ^ NPR
  10. ^ “Uganda's Kibuuka Flies Norway's Flag”, Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, April 30, 2004
  11. ^ Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  12. ^ List of NPCs at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  13. ^ Time Magazine
  14. ^ IMDB
  15. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083584/
  16. ^ Macgyver Online
  17. ^ The Washington Post
  18. ^ http://myblindspot.org/resources/blind-inspiration-historical-individuals/
  19. ^ "Comic child-detective, comedians visit the poor, blind singer docu-drama." Japan Times, December 6, 2007.
  20. ^ 60 Minutes II
  21. ^ Sydney Morning Herald
  22. ^ Daily Mirror
  23. ^ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  24. ^ The New York Institute for Special Education page on Fanny Crosby
  25. ^ http://www.reverendgarydavis.com/bio.html
  26. ^ Jose Feliciano
  27. ^ Vocal Group Hall of Fame
  28. ^ UNC Asheville
  29. ^ Old-Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame
  30. ^ CTV
  31. ^ The Scotsman via Jazz House
  32. ^ heather-hutchison.com
  33. ^ "Blind Willie Johnson: The Soul of a Man" in All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music
  34. ^ New York Daily News
  35. ^ ulachi.com
  36. ^ Medieval.org
  37. ^ New Georgia Encyclopedia
  38. ^ BBC
  39. ^ San Antonio Express-News
  40. ^ The Guardian
  41. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia
  42. ^ Obituary in the New York Times
  43. ^ Jazz Review
  44. ^ All About Jazz
  45. ^ Profile at Tom Sullivan's official website
  46. ^ Duke University
  47. ^ Jazz: The First 100 Years By Waters, Henry Martin, Martin, Keith Waters
  48. ^ Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet ... By Serhy Yekelchyk
  49. ^ USA Today
  50. ^ The Madison Times
  51. ^ New Scientist
  52. ^ http://www.bramblitt.net
  53. ^ More Info
  54. ^ Keith Salmon interview in "The Scotsman""
  55. ^ The Modern Word
  56. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia
  57. ^ The New York Times
  58. ^ Christ's College, Cambridge
  59. ^ Remembering Nikolai Ostrovsky
  60. ^ Paralympic bio
  61. ^ Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  62. ^ The Independent
  63. ^ espn
  64. ^ Associated Press
  65. ^ San Diego Jewish Journal
  66. ^ BBC
  67. ^ The New York Times
  68. ^ CNN
  69. ^ American Mathematical Society
  70. ^ National Federation of the Blind
  71. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia
  72. ^ History of the Education of the Blind, 1910.
  73. ^ The Guardian
  74. ^ Deseret News
  75. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  76. ^ University of Glasgow,Biography of Henry Fawcett.
  77. ^ Fraser Company Fact sheet
  78. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  79. ^ Jamaica Observer
  80. ^ Jamaica Gleaner
  81. ^ a b The New York Times blog
  82. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  83. ^ Béla II of Hungary
  84. ^ Amnesty International
  85. ^ Stories of the teenage resistance, Holocaust Education Foundation, retrieved on 15 December 2008.
  86. ^ "Information website about Akbar Khan, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India".