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The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment

Edited by: John Ravenscroft

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138085411
eBook ISBN: 9781315111353
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315111353
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<P><EM>The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment</EM> examines current debates as well as cross-examining traditionally held beliefs around visual impairment. It provides a bridge between medical practice and social and cultural research drawing on authentic investigations.</P> <P>It is the intention of this Handbook to provide an opportunity to engage with academic researchers who wish to ensure a coherent and rigorous approach to research construction and reflection on visual impairment that is in collaboration with, but sometimes is beyond, the medical realm. </P> <P>This Handbook is divided into ten thematic areas in order to represent the wide range of debates and concepts within visual impairment. The ten themes include:</P> <UL> <P> <LI>cerebral visual impairment;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>education;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>sport and physical exercise; </LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>assistive technology;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>understanding the cultural aesthetics;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>socio-emotional and sexual aspects of visual impairment;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>orientation, mobility, habitation, and rehabilitation;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>recent advances in "eye" research and sensory substitution devices;</LI> <P></P> <P> <LI>ageing and adulthood. </LI> <P></P></UL> <P>?</P> <P>The&nbsp;27 chapters that explore the social and cultural aspects of visual impairment can be taken and used in a variety of different ways in order to promote research and&nbsp;generate debate among practitioners and scholars who wish to use this resource to inform their practice in supporting and developing positive outcomes for all.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction and synthesis of themes Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Global data on vision loss Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Psychological representation of visual impairment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  On being blind Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Cerebral (cortical) visual impairment in children Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A personal perspective on CVI Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Assessment of visual processing functions and disorders Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Trends in low vision education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Formal and non-formal education for individuals with vision impairment or multiple disabilities and vision impairment Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Transition from school to higher education Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Career education for students with visual impairments Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Teaching children who are deafblind in physical education, physical activity and recreation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Movement and visual impairment Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Foundations and recommendations for research in access technology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Classical philosophies on blindness and cross-modal transfer, 1688–2003 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  In vision and touch, pictures trigger equations for surfaces and edges Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Art, visual impairment and the gatekeepers of aesthetic value Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Using expressive movement and haptics to explore kinaesthetic empathy, aesthetic and physical literacy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Social-emotional aspects of visual impairment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Self-esteem of people with visual impairment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Human mate selection theory Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Modern approaches to orientation and mobility Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Measuring vision, orientation and mobility in the wild Download PDF
Chapter  24:  An overview of human pluripotent stem cell applications for the understanding and treatment of blindness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Technologies for vision impairment Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Employment and visual impairment Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Aging and combined vision and hearing loss Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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