Publication Type: Book Chapter
Authors: John Brabyn
Publication: Sage Encyclopedia of Perception, Goldstein, B. (Ed.) Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, p.64-67 (2010)
Assistive technologies are devices or software that assist the accomplishment of tasks by a blind or visually impaired person, usually providing feedback via sound, touch, or optimal use of remaining vision. Technology is only one tool in the rehabilitation process, but for some tasks it can be an important one. This entry describes the range of assistive technologies that are available for the blind.