Dr Johan van der Poel:
Having been a Headmaster of two development centres for visually impaired children, school learners and adults for 25 years, Dr Johan van der Poel is since August 1995 the Executive Director of the Institute for the Blind in Worcestor, South Africa. He earned a Master Degree (M.Ed.) on the Living World of Deaf Learners, and a Doctorate (D. Ed.) on The Visually Impaired Child from Birth to Nine Years, both from the University of Stellenbosh and in the discipline of Educational Psychology.