Within this Book Full site



Filter my results

ISBN of the Book

Material or Process Book or Chapter Title Author or Editor Publication dates

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:

 Cite  Marc Record

Book description

<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
Search for more...

Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.