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Oral History Interview: Steve Jacobson

Identifier: 05-C2014.1
1 audio recording, 0:46:32 in length. An interview log with time stamps has been created, but the recording has not been transcribed. 0:00    Introductory Statements 0:29    How long have you been blind? 0:39    What is the cause of your blindness? 0:58    Describe some of the techniques you use in your life as a blind person? 1:36    How did you come to terms with your blindness? When and why? 2:44    Were there any concerns from your family about your blindness growing up? 3:28    How was your experience at the school of the Blind in Minnesota? 4:32    Did they start teaching Braille from the start? 4:42    How long where you at the school? 5:16    Your college experience? 06:55    Independent living in college? 08:05    Wife Nadine 08:47    Adoption process of Elizabeth and Kathrine 11:08    Was the original plan to have blind kids? 12:15    What has your experience been like being a blind parent? 13:46    Where did studying math lead you in your career? What do you do? 15:32    What alternative techniques do you use when you are at work? 16:09    Did you face discrimination in the work place? 17:48    Spending a night in prison after the national convention of 1985. 25:35    Federation members testified in the trial 27:20    How did you learn about the federation? 28:58    How did you become the Vice President of the Minnesota affiliate? 31:07    How did you get involved with the science and technology division? 32:45    What positions do you have right now? 33:20    How did you get involved with lists services? 35:43    Advocacy work 39:22    What was your first national convention like? 41:40    How has your involvement in the NFB effect your life? 43:51    Any other comments? Being active members of society.


  • Created: 2014
  • Other: Majority of material found in 2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/11/2014


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Oral history interview with Steve Jacobson collected by Catherine Jacoson on July 3, 2014, at the 2014 NFB National Convention, Rosen Centre Hotel at 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.

Biographical or Historical Information

[url=]Meet an NFB Member[/url], Braille Monitor, March 2006

Note written by Steve Jacobson

Source of Acquisition

Catherine Jacobson
Method of Acquisition Submitted to the Jacobus tenBroek Library.

Other Descriptive Information

Interview Log prepared by Alexander Lester, June 2016
Archon Finding Aid Title
Anna Kresmer
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Jacobus tenBroek Library, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Repository

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