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