Insights from six blind Australian women

Frances Gentle*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article presents information from an oral history research project on the lives of six senior congenitally blind Australian women, each of whom has contributed in various important ways to contemporary Australian society. The article provides a discussion of: (a) ways in which the women perceive themselves, their family and community connections throughout their life spans; and (b) the important contributions they have made during their lives to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalThe British Journal of Visual Impairment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Australian
  • congenial blindness
  • oral history


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