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Schools for the Blind: Inspired by F. Gaheis, J. W. Klein founded a school for blind children in Vienna in 1804, which became a model for similar institutions all over Austria and Central Europe. In these schools, the other senses of the blind children were systematically trained and particular stress was placed on manual activities and memory training. After 1920, special classes were organized for blind and visually handicapped children in Vienna, the teaching methods of which became internationally famous ("Wiener Methode", Viennese method). Today, blind and visually handicapped children are taught in special schools Sonderschulen.