The preamble to a story run in the Indiana Gazette in 1979 is a good beginning to this story.
Perhaps we sighted people inadvertently form a mental picture of a "blind" person. But to get the true impression, read Tom P. Mittelhouser's story on Chuck Vidunas, employee cafeteria manager at the Indiana Season-all plant.
Vidunas' outlook on life and his mastery of recreational and other goals supposedly reserved solely for the sighted is a fresh approach to our problems, big or small. -- (Newspapers.com, 1979)
|Chuck Vidunas and co-worker at Season-all's Employee Cafeteria|
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Hey, you're only handicapped if you feel you are. -- Chuck Vidunas, (Newspapers.com, 1979)
|Chuck Vidunas 1979 manager Employee Cafeteria|
Sure, I can't see very well, but I know and understand people. maybe I can see other people better than they think I can. -- Chuck Vidunas, (Newspapers.com, 1979, p. 27)
|Charles Vidunas installed as President of the White Township Lions Club|
|Chuck Vidunas, outgoing Lion's Club President 1990|
|Charles Vidunas in weight loss campaign 1996|
. (Newspapers.com, 1996, p. 4)
|Charles Vidunas competes in National Blind Chess Players' Championship|