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Listed under:  Health  >  Psychology  >  Cognition  >  Perception  >  Vision  >  Blindness
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Cactus, 1986: 'It has to be removed'

This clip shows the inner turmoil felt by Colo (Isabelle Huppert) after learning that she may lose her sight unless she has an urgent operation. Instantly rebuffing the ultimatum from her eye specialist (Sean Scully) to have her left eye removed or to lose her sight completely, Colo returns to a house in the countryside ...

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'Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, Sydney', 1890-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...

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Audio-tactile pedestrian detector button

This is an audio-tactile pedestrian detector (ATPD) button fixed to a vertical pole. The button itself is large and silver. Above the button, on a black cast-aluminium casing, is a broad silver arrow pointing upwards. Superimposed on this arrow is a smaller, raised arrow that also points upwards. In the background is an ...

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Mountbatten Brailler, 1991

This is a colour photograph showing a man using a small Mountbatten Brailler, a computerised braille writer for visually impaired people. A computer and monitor are also on the desk.

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 1

This is the first of three excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound, in 1959 titled, 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured'. The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. After the opening title, the film shows an exterior shot of a young boy entering a three-storey ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 2

This is the second of three excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts with a shot of a baby girl in her bed, then reveals her bandaged legs and feet ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 3

This is the third and final excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts on a shot of a young boy's leg brace and reveals he is standing in a three-sided ...

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Proof, 1991: Betrayal in the park

This clip shows how skillful editing and camera work and sparse layered dialogue portray the three protagonists, Andy (Russell Crowe), Celia (Geneviève Picot) and Martin (Hugo Weaving), and reveal their complex relationships. Andy meets Celia, Martin's housekeeper, when he goes to visit Martin, a blind man who hopes to ...

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If Only, 2003: Shooting straight

This clip shows Cos telling the story of how his eyesight was restored through a cataract operation, enabling him to successfully resume his sport of competition rifle-shooting. A split screen is used to combine footage of Cos in interview with footage of his eye examination and later at the rifle range. An amusing scene ...

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Sensory Experience

This is a website about how the treatment and mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has changed overtime. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects that tell the stories of individuals, events and artefacts of deaf and ...