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Text - Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind annual report 1979-1980

From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

1 volume
20 cm
Object Registration
b/c 1010292
royal victorian institute for the blind, annual reports
Historical information
Articles in annual report include: List of patrons, president, vice president, honorary officers, board, consultant medical staff and officers of the institute, President's report, Children's services, Rehabilitation and training centre, Welfare services throughout Victoria - social centres, Aids and equipment, Employment services - industry and occupation centres, Vocational development, Financial statement 1979-1980, Library and communication services - tape reading and tertiary resource, Talking book library service, Braille production and raised line drawing, Public education activities, Auxillary and support groups, When you make or amend your will. Events that occurred in 1979 : Interest free loans up to $3000 per person were available. In 1979-1980 360 blind people and their families benefitted under this scheme and this means that $250 000 of institute funds are kept in circulation. The aids and equipment shop, introduced Kurzweil reading machine - one of the foremost organisations in the world to provide such equipment to blind people. Some years ago lhe late Mrs Cecelia Tye left her property at Romsey, now 6 buildings are used as an educational camp and two will be used for self-contained accommodation. The new building will start and finish by end 1980 and the new holiday house at Barwon heads opened.
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