How Do I Do this when I Can't See what I'm Doing?: Information Processing for the Visually Disabled, Part 63

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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, The Library of Congress, 1993 - Social Science - 98 pages
This book, by an author with a visual impairment, is written for people with a visual disability who wish to learn about alternate ways of processing information, including reading, writing, organizing notes, and doing everyday tasks. The first chapter describes ways of adjusting to the loss of sight and managing everyday living skills. The second chapter deals with the use of computers by people with visual impairments and covers the basics of computer operations, adaptive computer input and output devices, and commonly used application programs. Chapter 3 discusses personal information management systems. Chapter 4 lists types of jobs held by people with visual disabilities and reviews steps needed to enter or re-enter the job market. Leisure activities are discussed in the fifth chapter. These activities are grouped into three categories: those requiring physical effort, those that emphasize mental effort, and volunteer activities. The last chapter is on the blindness system--organizations of and for people with visual impairments. Benefits provided by these and other organizations are discussed. The text of each chapter is followed by a list of references and resources, including books, magazine articles, and recorded books. Also listed are some government and private organizations that provide services to people with visual impairments. (DB)

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