Monday, June 30, 2008

North Dakota School for the Blind celebrates 100 years

KFYR-TV in Bismark, N.D., has a story and video about the centennial of the North Dakota School for the Blind, founded in 1908.

It explains how residential schools for blind children, which used to exist in most states, have adapted to modern needs: "The school moved to Grand Forks in the 1960s. Students now rarely spend the night. In fact, many don't even visit the school. Instead they receive services through regional consultants, and the School for the Blind is now offering services to 40 times more people."