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Israel Institute for Mobility of Blind Gets U.S. Government Grant

A research grant of 128, 000 Israeli pounds ($42, 666) has been given by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare to the Israel Institute for Orientation and Mobility of the Blind, it was announced here today.

Dr. Rudolphina Menzel, director of the institute, who made the announcement, said the study, first started in 1963, aims to determine the best methods for provision of mobility to the sightless so that they could be rehabilitated. The methods include the use of seeing-eye dogs as well as can tapping. Three hundred sightless persons have been studied for comparisons of their adjustment prior to improved mobility and after they had been aided to get around by themselves, she said.