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RADIO INTERVIEW 12 March 2008
World Radio Interview
THE NEW YORKER (July/28/2003)
The Mind's Eye, What the blind see.
by Oliver Sacks
In his last letter, Goethe wrote, "The Ancients said
that the animals are taught through their organs; let me add to this,
so are men, but they have the advantage of teaching their organs in
return." He wrote this in 1832, a time when phrenology was at its
height, and the brain was seen as a mosaic of "little organs"
subserving everything from language to drawing ability to shyness.
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NEW YORK TIMES (Sept 2003)
Saturday Profile: A German Voyager's Bold Vision for Tibet's Blind
by Jim Yardley
LHASA, Tibet -- Upon arriving in Tibet, Sabriye Tenberken decided to
tour the countryside, not from the comfort of a car, but atop the
hard saddle of a horse. It was a chancy decision, not only because the
rugged Tibetan landscape can be unforgiving and treacherous, but also
Ms. Tenberken is blind.
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HONG KONG MORNING POST (October/13/2003)
A vision of hope
German Sabriye Tenberken lost her sight in her teens but
never felt blindness was a handicap. Through her Braille Without
Borders organisation she is helping others like her in Tibet think the
same way, writes Tschang Chi-chu Blindness is sometimes compared to
being in prison, the darkness acting as a barrier to the outside world.
XINHUA NEWS AGENCY (October/30/2003)
German "Helen Keller" helps Tibetan blind children out of darkness.
LHASA, October 30 (CEIS) - For their work in setting up
rehabilitation and training center for the blind, Sabriye Tenberken and
Kronenberg, a couple respectively from Germany and the Netherlands, are
known and respected by the people in Lhasa, capital of southwest
Tibet Autonomous Region.