Courtesy of the American Printing House for the Blind
AN ESSAY on the EDUCATION OF THE BLIND;
An Explication of the different Means, confirmed by successful
Experiments, to render them capable of Reading by the Assistance of
Touch, and of printing Books, in which they may obtain the Knowledge
of Languages, of History, of Geography, of Music, &c. of performing
the different Offices necessary in mechanical Employments, &c.
DEDICATED TO THE KING,
By M. HAUY,
Interpreter to his Majesty, the Admiralty of France, and the Hotel de
Ville, of the City of Paris; Member and Professor of the Academical
Office for Writing, in which Ancient and Foreign Characters are
taught to be read and ascertained.
Printed in the Original by BLIND CHILDREN, under the Superintendance
of M. Clousier, Printer to the King, and sold for their Benefit at
the House where they are educated, in the Street called Rue Notre
Dame des Victoires.
Under the Patronage of the Academy of Sciences.