Low Vision And Blindness: Research And Development
Tamara T. Sowell, Bruce B. Blasch
DIANE Publishing, 1999 - Medical - 103 pages
Presents new information & hopes to interest new research professionals in meeting the challenges faced by persons with a visual disability. Articles: outcome assessment of the rehabilitation of the visually impaired; characteristics of AMD patients with low vision receiving visual rehabilitation; visual factors & mobility in persons with age-related macular degeneration; a biomechanical evaluation of visually impaired persons' gait & long-cane mechanics; remote infrared signage evaluation for transit stations & intersections; & impact of digital miniaturization & networked topologies on access to next generation telecomm. by people with visual disabilities. Illustrations.
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Page 371 - This work was supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service...
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Page viii - ... landmarks of liberation: expanded educational, vocational and cultural programs, a greater choice and availability of jobs, improved financial security, new resources for personal adjustment and growth through rehabilitation centers. To take advantage of these widened horizons, however, blind people had to forgo the comfort of sheltered lives and move out into the bustling traffic of their sighted peers. That it could be done, to a degree theretofore considered unattainable, had been demonstrated...