Meeting the Challenge

A History of ICEVI
(International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment)

1952 - 2002


Ken Stuckey

© International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, 2002.


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lawrence F. Campbell



1. 1952 and Before: Building the Foundations of an International Service Organization

2. The First Decade – 1952 to 1962: ICEVI’s Early Years

3. The Second Decade – 1962 to 1972: Improving the Quality of Education within Established Programs

4. The Third Decade – 1972 to 1982: Developing New Educational Approaches and Reaching New Populations

5. The Fourth Decade – 1982 to 1992: Reaching the Unreached – Concerns for Those in Developing Countries and Building a Regional ICEVI Network

6. The Fifth Decade – 1992-2002: Strengthening ICEVI by Building and Empowering the Regional Structures – ICEVI Reaches Maturity

7. Postscript by Lawrence F. Campbell




A: Presidents of ICEVI

B: Conferences – Dates, Titles & Numbers of Attendees

C: The Evolution of a Name

D: Selected Topics: Braille, Low Vision, Mainstreaming, Mobility, Multi-impaired and Preschool

E: Abbreviations

F: Time Line