Aids for people who are blind or visually impaired

Book Chapter

Book Title

Cooper, RA, Ohnabe H, Hobson D, (Eds.) An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering


Taylor & Francis


New York

Year of Publication



Learn the approximate size of the visually impaired population Understand the different types and dimensions of visual impairment and their different impacts on visual task performance Learn about the basic methods of vision assessment Understand the problems caused by dual sensory loss Gain knowledge about the history of what has been done in this field Gain knowledge of the different approaches to medical and surgical function restoration Learn how universal design concepts apply to blind and visually impaired persons Understand the different approaches to assistive technology for way