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Born at the right time : a memoir / Ron McCallum.

By: McCallum, R. C. (Ronald Clive) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781760875015 (paperback).Subject(s): McCallum, R. C. (Ronald Clive) | Law teachers -- Australia -- Biography | Blind -- Australia -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 340.092/294 Summary: Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible. In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university, and chairing a committee at the United Nations. Ron's glass is always half full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life.
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Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible. In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university, and chairing a committee at the United Nations. Ron's glass is always half full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life.

Includes bibliographical references.

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