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Workshop For Adults

From: Seventy-Seventh Annual Report Of The Trustees Of The Perkins Institution And Massachusetts School For The Blind
Creator: n/a
Date: 1909
Publisher: Wright & Potter, Boston
Source: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., M. C. Migel Library

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The workshop for adults has almost held its own during this year of general business depression, in spite of the fact that its running expenses have increased. It has new management which has been allowed and even urged to enlarge the business; the resulting benefit naturally being that the eighteen blind workers this year have earned on an average $400 each, which is a little more than usual. In asking the public to continue sending us their. mattresses and chairs for repair and to buy their new mattresses of us, we are not seeking charity for our people; rather are we promising our patrons the same reliable work that we have always given them and at as reasonable a rate as they can secure elsewhere.


The four teachers who travel about to instruct and encourage the adult blind at their homes report a very successful year. The Director has studied this field of work as well as lie has had time; in consequence it has been modified and distinctly improved in the direction of economy of the time and money spent on travel. It is a much needed work, and we are greatly interested in it; but whether it can be best done under our direction or that of the Mass. Commission for the Blind is a question. The number of blind persons reached in this way this year is 216.