Breaking Down Barriers: Access to Further and Higher Education for Visually Impaired Students

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Nelson Thornes, 1998 - Education - 418 pages
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Seeking to identify the many barriers that visually-impaired students have to overcome, this book suggests ways in which those barriers can be removed or reduced. The authors consider that personal attitudes and beliefs play a prominent part in dissuading visually-impaired students from taking up their rights within tertiary education, and attempt to dispel myths and misconceptions concerning blindness and partial sight. Practical advice is given on the physical factors which make life difficult for visually-impaired students, and on the use of technology to assist them.
 

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Contents

Introduction Illusion or reality? Some myths and misconceptions about
6
Disability
40
some consequences and effects
59
Personal strategies
93
Low vision
111
The environment
136
Access technology
159
a general perspective
209
The total student experience
271
a strategic approach
289
The eye anatomy and physiology in brief
319
Common causes signs and symptoms of visual
335
Glossary
358
Useful addresses
375
Index
410
Copyright

specific issues
240

Common terms and phrases

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