Famous People with a Visual Impairment – James Thurber

James Thurber – Famous Person with a Visual Impairment

Have your students been required to read ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’? If so, you can let them know the author had a severe visual impairment. James Thurber lost his eye when his brother tried to shoot an apple off his head with an arrow. The injury later left him almost entirely blind. This didn’t stop him; he started using his creative genius for writing.


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