Two-page letter from Father Thomas Carroll to Ralph Peabody about use of term “cecutiency”


Accession Number: 2013.23

Scope & Content: Typewritten and signed. On Boston's Catholic Guild for All the Blind letterhead. (see notes)

Creator: Carroll, Thomas J.

Interview Date: / /

Collection: Hall of Fame Collection

Credit Line: Gift of Ralph Peabody, 2013.23

Administrative History: At the time this letter was written, Father Thomas J. Carroll was Executive Director of the Boston's Catholic Guild for All the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts. Dedicated to the development of rehabilitation services for newly blinded adults, he had established, at the Guild in 1952, the first "mobility" program for teaching travel skills to blind and visually impaired individuals. Ralph Peabody, a professor at the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, was in charge of the university's vision studies program that had begun under his leadership in 1963. In this letter, Carroll writes about the definition and use of the word "cecutiency."

Subjects: Low vision Terminology