The Blind Mathematician

Born blind, Abraham Nemeth was told to become a basket weaver. He had other plans.

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Comments (15)

(15) Joyce, November 19, 2020 12:13 AM

I wish this important film were created with voice over or narration

As an Orientation and Mobility Specialist (I teach travel, living, social and other skills to people who are blind and visually impaired), I am always looking for examples of accomplished and innovative blind/VI people to show my students. Nemeth code is taught to most Braille readers, so I believe it would be truly inspirational for them to see/hear your wonderful film. Please help us by including an audio track for all people to hear the story of this truly ingenious man.

(14) susan weinberger, February 13, 2020 10:43 PM


At a time that such children were neglected, his parents were AMAZING!!!!
Encouraging him, and he even got married!!!!!!! Kol hakavod to his parents
this story gave me the chills!!!

(13) Anonymous, February 12, 2020 8:13 PM

Abir Nemeth was my cousin. He was brilliant, accomplished and had a good sense of humour
My aunt & uncle (his parents) were definitely not from Hungary; Poland was their origin.

(12) Bracha Goetz, February 12, 2020 6:24 PM


(11) Ra'anan, February 12, 2020 8:06 AM


MOTIVATING CONTENT you continually produce!!! B"SD
Your work makes a difference & this piece pushes me over the top!!!

(10) Shelly, February 11, 2020 8:44 PM


This is a remarkable story. To think his parents had the moxie to make sure their son was not hidden away or looked upon as a burden. Times were VERY different during the time he was growing up. His brilliance was well served by loving parents who were way ahead of their times. Indeed, he was a brilliant man! Loved reading this! Thank you.

(9) Anonymous, February 11, 2020 8:20 PM

I loved this story

Maybe Abraham Nemeth's story tells us there is no such thing as a handicap.

(8) angelo sturino, February 11, 2020 7:22 PM

A story of Life.

Truly, out of the darkness, Light, this story rally proves the impossible becomes the possible, and the N. Code a gift to humanity...........

(7) Anonymous, February 11, 2020 5:42 PM

Most inspirational

These stories should be studied and shown to all students to inspire each and every person to fulfill their potential. There is so much to be gained from actually seeing a person.
He certainly merited wonderful parents and a most devoted wife. They deserve half the credit.

(6) Shlomo Elspas, February 11, 2020 5:39 PM


I wish I had known him. What an inspiration.

(5) Leah bleiberg, February 11, 2020 5:29 PM

Fascinating and inspiring

Thank you again dr. Miller for another one of your extremely enlightening articles. What an amazing story!

(4) Bernie Finn, February 11, 2020 5:19 PM

I knew this person

When I was young and growing up in Detroit, MI, this gentleman was a friend of my Mom and Dad OBM. He visited our home many times and my parents always spoke of him with great reverence. Very special man! Bernie Finn

(3) Joseph Apicella, February 11, 2020 4:33 PM

I cannot imagine the courage this man had

Bless his memory and bless his parents.

(2) Anonymous, February 10, 2020 5:07 AM

I volunteered to work with Dr Nemeth Helping him after his wife passed away.

He was an amazing man. He also worked with Helen Keller.
He had many jokes to tell and was very well educated in many ways.
How did you learn about him?

(1) Laura, February 9, 2020 3:28 PM

Way to go, Mr. Nemeth!


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