(Biographic reference about Angel Sotirov)

Born on the 20th of June 1944 in the village of Vasil Levski, Stara Zagora.

Working History:

  • 1988-2002 – Director of the National Rehabilitation Center for Blind People;
  • 1997-1999 – Associated Professor in “Fundamentals of Visually Impaired People Pedagogy” in Plovdiv University “P. Hilendarski”;
  • 1978-1987 – Expert in the Head Office of The Union of the Blind in Bulgaria – Sofia;
  • 1969-1972 – Dose and Metal-press Operator in the Professional Enterprise “USPEH” – Varna;
  • 1961-1968 – Basket-maker and Electro Fitter in the Professional Enterprise “USPEH” – Plovdiv.

Education, other activities and interests:
  • 1994-1995 – Post Graduate Course in Visually Impaired People Pedagogy in  Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”;
  • 1973-1977 – Master Degree in Psychology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”; 
  • 1973-1977 – Master Degree in Psychology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”;
  • 1993-2002 – Chairman of the Foundation “Rehabilitation of Blind People” – Plovdiv;
  • 1988 till present –  member of the Editors Body of the Scientific Magazine “Education and Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired”.

  • Author of articles and reports in the area of psychology, rehabilitation of visually impaired people, history of the Bulgarian organizations of and for blind people, all of them published periodically in Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian and Ukrainian.
  • Complier of the leaflets “When You Are with Visually Impaired People” (1981) and “The Available Professions for Visually Impaired and Blind People in Bulgaria” (2000);
  • Author of the books “Blind People in the Mirror of Others” (2000); “The Bulgarian Organizations of Blind – Now and Then” (2004); “Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired People” (2007) and co-author of the book “The Guide Dog” (2000).