After an injury blinded Bob Anderson, he began developing techniques for bowling while blind. Anderson was guided by the principle that recreation could help the blind feel more connected to a world they could not see. He invented a hand rail to guide the approach and felt that the device was a simple but hugely effective way to allow blind bowlers to engage the sport with ease. Anderson started a sports program for the blind in Los Angeles, California, offering instructional classes to blind bowlers of all ages.
Photographer unknown, from the IBMHOF collection