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Title Assistive technology for blindness and low vision / edited by Roberto Manduchi, Sri Kurniawan
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 423 pages) : illustrations
Series Rehabilitation science in practice series
Rehabilitation science in practice series.
Contents 1. Introduction / Roberto Manduchi and Sri Kurniawan -- 2. Vision and vision rehabilitation / August Colenbrander -- 3. Orientation and mobility / William H. Jacobson -- 4. Low vision : types of vision loss and common effects on activities of daily life / Duane Geruschat and Gislin Dagnelie -- 5. Accessible global positioning systems / Mike May and Kim Casey -- 6. Development, evaluation, and lessons learned : a case study of Talking Signs remote infrared audible signage / Bill Crandall and James Marston -- 7. Evaluating the effectiveness of assistive travel and wayfinding devices for persons who are blind or visually impaired / James Marston and Billie Louise (Beezy) Bentzen -- 8. Sensory substitution of vision : importance of perceptual and cognitive processing / Jack M. Loomis, Roberta L. Klatzky, and Nicholas A. Giudice -- 9. Tactile reading : tactile understanding / Yvonne Eriksson -- 10. Camera-based access to visual information / James Coughlan and Roberto Manduchi -- 11. Screenreaders, magnifiers, and other ways of using computers / Alasdair King -- 12. Tools for improving web accessibility for blind persons / Sri Kurniawan -- 13. Accessible DAISY multimedia : making reading easier for all / George Kerscher, Varju Luceno, and Lynn Leith -- 14. Math and the blind / Arthur I. Karshmer, Yonatan G. Breiter, and Cristian Bernareggi -- 15. Video games for users with visual impairments / Eelke Folmer -- 16. Descriptive video services / Claude Chapdelaine -- 17. Employment, technology, and blind people : a personal perspective / Mike Cole
Summary "This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in assistive technology for persons with visual impairment, as well as extensive coverage into promising new research directions. Beginning with a brief overview of the psychopathology of low vision and blindness, the text proceeds with in-depth descriptions of current technology to support independent mobility and orientation, information access (printed information, tactile information, and computers), and life activities (education, work, entertainment), as well as future directions related to the technology for blindness and visual impairment"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Blind -- Rehabilitation.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
Blindness -- rehabilitation.
Self-Help Devices -- trends.
Vision, Low -- rehabilitation.
Form Electronic book
Author Kurniawan, Sri, 1970-
Manduchi, Roberto.
ISBN 1439871558 (electronic bk.)
9781439871553 (electronic bk.)