In this photo, two students work with materials designed for a biology course for the blind. In 1972, a Visual Resource Center was opened to assist the blind and visually handicapped. Visually disabled students were provided with readers (persons who read printed materials to them), a Perkins Braille writer, cassette recorders, and large print typewriters. The Braille Institute of America also provided skilled assistants and individual counseling. Deaf students could also work with an interpreter.