First steps with a visually impaired person

Toolbox

Edited by Anne Bragard
Translated by Marcel Crochet

This brochure, realized by field professionals from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind specialized in the support of visually impaired persons, should be considered as a toolbox offering the basis for the first steps with a visually impaired person. Read More

Blindness and low vision lead to a set of consequences in everyday life and require various adaptations so that visual impaired persons grow in a secure, rich and appropriate environment. This brochure, realized by field professionals from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind specialized in the support of visually impaired persons, should be considered as a toolbox offering the basis for the first steps with a visually impaired person.
Theoretical and practical elements are addressed throughout the reading in order to help professionals who care for these persons in daily reality from an educational point of view as well as on rehabilitation and academic skills.
This book is English translation from an initial French version.

With the contribution of Gwénola Amyot, Anne Bické, Stéphanie Cassel, Régine Gréant, Dr Christine Kestens, Valérie Leloup, Pierre Muraille, Ana Navarro, Anne-Françoise Rens, Cécile Sermon, Damien Talbot, Ariane Van Luchene, Damienne Vernier


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Anne Bragard,
Translated by
Marcel Crochet,
Collection
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
EDU000000 EDUCATION > EDU026000 EDUCATION / Special Education > EDU026040 EDUCATION / Special Education / Physical Disabilities
BIC subject category (UK)
JN Education > JNSC2 Teaching of visually impaired students
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3143 Psychologie de l'éducation > 3144 Psychologie de l'apprentissage
Title First Published
18 September 2020
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Psychologie et éducation
Original Title
Premiers pas avec une personne déficiente visuelle
Original Sub Title
Boîte à outils
Original Language
French
Original Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Original Publication
2017

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Publication Date
18 September 2020
ISBN-13
9782875589927
Extent
Main content page count : 90
Code
100789
Dimensions
17 x 24 cm
Weight
167 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
List Price
18.00 €
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Version 2.1, Version 3

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Publication Date
18 September 2020
ISBN-13
9782875589934
Extent
Main content page count : 90
Code
100789PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


WHAT IS VISUAL IMPAIRMENT? ..................................................... 7
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................ 9
1. The functioning of the vision .................................................................... 9
2. Refraction disorders ................................................................................ 12
3. Various aspects of the visual function ..................................................... 14
4. Definition of the visual impairment ........................................................ 17
5. Various types of visual impairment ......................................................... 17
5.1. Blurred vision .......................................................................................... 18
5.2. Reduced peripheral vision ....................................................................... 19
5.3. Reduced central vision ............................................................................ 20
5.4. Vision with multiple scotomas ................................................................. 21
5.5. Reduced visual field of cerebral origin ................................................... 22
6. Compensatory strategies used by visually impaired persons .................. 23
6.1. The other perceptive modalities .............................................................. 24
6.2. The cognitive strategies ........................................................................... 25
THE ADAPTATIONS ..................................................................... 27
1. How to adapt one's behavior facing a visually impaired person ............ 31
2. How to adapt an activity .......................................................................... 32
3. Daily life activities .................................................................................. 33
88 Fi rs t s teps wi th a visual ly impai red pers on
3.1. Hygiene .................................................................................................... 33
3.2. How to put away one’s clothes ................................................................ 34
3.3. Laundry and pressing .............................................................................. 34
3.4. Shopping .................................................................................................. 34
3.5. Meals ....................................................................................................... 35
3.6. Preparing meals ...................................................................................... 36
4. Movements .............................................................................................. 38
4.1. Security .................................................................................................... 38
4.2. Orientation .............................................................................................. 39
5. Adaptations of the environment .............................................................. 40
5.1. Well-structured and tidied up space ........................................................ 40
5.2. An accessible signage .............................................................................. 41
5.3. An adapted lighting ................................................................................. 43
5.4. Obstacles and ridges detectable via visual and tactile sense .................. 43
6. Optical, technical and computer aids ...................................................... 47
6.1. Optical aids ............................................................................................. 48
6.2. Technical aids .......................................................................................... 50
6.3. Computer aids ......................................................................................... 52
7. Reading and writing ................................................................................ 56
7.1. The means of compensation and adaptation for the visually impaired
person ...................................................................................................... 56
7.2. Compensation and adaptation ways for blind and severely impaired
persons ..................................................................................................... 59
8. Mathematics ............................................................................................ 64
8.1. Preschool/kindergarten primary education ............................................. 66
8.2. Basic primary education .......................................................................... 66
8.3. Secondary school education .................................................................... 70
9. Adapted leisure activities ........................................................................ 75
9.1. The adapted game .................................................................................... 75
9.2. Tactile books ............................................................................................ 77
9.3. Adapted sport........................................................................................... 78
9.4. Cinema ..................................................................................................... 79
Table of contents 89
SUGGESTIONS TO GO FURTHER… ............................................... 81
1. Interesting websites ................................................................................. 81
2. Reading suggestions ................................................................................ 82
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................. 87