Latest Blind History Podcast: Inventor and Engineer Bill Gerrey Tells What it was Like to be Blind Here in the Early Years

Several years ago Jernigan Institute Librarian Ed Mormon and LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin conducted an in-depth interview with Bill Gerrey, a longtime participant and observer of the blind movement in Northern California.

Gerrey and his father are both blind, and his recollections stretch back to the fun and aspiration and the old California School for the Blind in Berkeley and his own development as a blind engineer and inventor. One remarkable story is Gerrey’s description of how he was moved at the 1956 San Francisco convention of the National Federation of the Blind.

Listen to this three-part podcast, which runs about 3 hours total.