ERIC Number: ED091895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Raising the Welfare of the Blind in the USSR.
Described are activities and plans of the All-Russia Society for the Blind. Noted is the changing composition of society membership in the direction of more members past 60 years of age and fewer children blinded at birth or early childhood. It is reported that all the blind who wish work are employed, and that the society provides professional training and rational employment. Also reported are production figures of the society during the last 5-year plan period (1966-70) and production awards received by society members. Described are other activities of the society including clubs, recreational activities, lectures, youth work, sports, publications, and evening classes. Among social and welfare services said to be provided are housing, summer camp facilities, medical services, construction of eye hospitals, production of blind education equipment, and training of dog guides. The training of leaders for the society is explained to involve selection of qualified administrators (89% of directors are blind) and periodic refresher courses. Noted is the stable financial position of the society with productive work ensuring solvency and an increased budget of 33% from 1967 to 1970. It is stressed that the society's success is due to the help given by the Communist Party and the Soviet Government. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: All-Russia Society for the Blind, Moscow (USSR).
Identifiers - Location: USSR