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=ln an interview with Dr. Campbell the Principal of the Royal Normal College for the Blind, at Upper Norwood, the Daily News explained the process by which a number of blind girls were taught to write shorthand, and to transcribe their notes on a typewriter. Mr Black, their teacher, states that several of the girls can write from a hundred and ton words per minute on the embossed shorthand-writing machine. This machine, which was invented four years ago, aad was awarded first prize in a competition judged by Dr. Campbell, dots out an abbreviated S3 - stem of the Braille alphabet.

''As shorthand writers and typists,’ said Dr. Campbell, "I think our girls are cpn’te as corn potent: as the ordinary City girl. And as to accuracy, I think our girls are to be pre,erred. In a comparison between the work of one of the blind girls and that of a •gir who was not blind it would probably be found that the former had made fewer mistakes in her transcription.” It is easy to account for this. A blind typist has nothing to distract her attention from the machine. Her touch becomes more delicate, and she is able to concentrate her thoughts entirely on her week. In the classroom these girls laugh and chat to each other. No one would suspect for a moment that they were blind. r€ -

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BLIND GIRLS WHITE AND TRANSCRIBE SHORTHAND., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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BLIND GIRLS WHITE AND TRANSCRIBE SHORTHAND. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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