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For her, 53 years at Braille Press is long enough

In 1949, Helen Fahey had just graduated from the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown when she applied for a job at the National Braille Press in Boston, and was told no.

Fahey, who is legally blind, had been working summers and school vacations at the publishing operation, but founder Francis B. Ierardi, who was also blind, told her he wouldn’t hire her until she had more experience in the wider community.

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