Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People

Although a number of blind and visually impaired people are confident and experienced travellers, ... assistive technology for mobility will be required to remove the barriers to mobility currently experienced by blind and visually ...

Author: Marion Hersh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846288678

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 725

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Equal accessibility to public places and services is now required by law in many countries. For the vision-impaired, specialised technology often can provide a fuller enjoyment of the facilities of society, from large scale meetings and public entertainments to reading a book or making music. This volume explores the engineering and design principles and techniques used in assistive technology for blind and vision-impaired people. This book maintains the currency of knowledge for engineers and health workers who develop devices and services for people with sight loss, and is an excellent source of reference for students of assistive technology and rehabilitation.
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User Centered Software Development for the Blind and Visually Impaired Emerging Research and Opportunities

Mobility technologies for blind, partially sighted and deafblind people: Design issues. In E. Pissaloux & R. Velazquez (Eds.), Mobility of visually impaired people: Fundamentals and ICTassistive technologies (pp. 377–409).

Author: Álvarez Robles, Teresita de Jesús

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522585411

Category: Computers

Page: 173

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Human-computer interaction studies the users and their interaction with an interactive software system (ISS). However, these studies are designed for people without any type of disability, causing there to be few existing techniques or tools that focus on the characteristics of a specific user, thus causing accessibility and utility issues for neglected segments of the population. This reference source intends to remedy this lack of research by supporting an ISS focused on people with visual impairment. User-Centered Software Development for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research on techniques, applications, and methods for carrying out software projects in which the main users are people with visual impairments. While highlighting topics including mobile technology, assistive technologies, and human-computer interaction, this book is ideally designed for software developers, computer engineers, designers, academics, researchers, professionals, and educators interested in current research on usable and accessible technologies.
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Rehabilitating Blind and Visually Impaired People

Bruce, I., McKennel, A. and Walker, E. (1991) Survey of the needs of Blind and Visually Impaired People in England and Wales, ... (1981) The Visually Handicapped in the City of Nottingham, 1981: A Survey of their Disabilities, Mobility, ...

Author: Allan Dodds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489944610

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Computers Helping People with Special Needs

11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008, Proceedings Klaus Miesenberger, Joachim Klaus, Wolfgang Zagler, Arthur Karshmer. ODILIA - A Mobility Concept for the Visually Impaired Bernhard Mayerhofer, ...

Author: Klaus Miesenberger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540705390

Category: Computers

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Welcome to the proceedings of ICCHP 2008. We were proud to welcome participants from more than 40 countries from all con- nents to ICCHP. The International Programme Committee, encompassing 102 experts form all over the world, selected 150 full and 40 short papers out of 360 abstracts submitted to ICCHP. Our acceptance rate of about half of the submissions, demonstrates the scientific quality of the programme and in particular the proceedings you have in your hands. An impressive group of experts agreed to organize “Special Thematic Sessions” (STS) for ICCHP 2008. The existence of these STS sessions helped to bring the me- ing into sharper focus in several key areas of assistive technology. In turn, this deeper level of focus helped to bring together the state-of-the-art and mainstream technical, social, cultural and political developments. Our keynote speaker, Jim Fruchterman from BeneTech, USA highlighted the - portance of giving access to ICT and AT at a global level. In another keynote by H- old Thimbleby, Swansea University, UK, the role of user-centred design and usability engineering in assistive technology and accessibility was addressed. And finally, a combination keynote and panel discussion was reserved for WAI/WCAG2.0, which we expect to be the new reference point for Web accessibility from the summer of 2008 and beyond.
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Computers Helping People with Special Needs

We developed a voice guidance system that increases-mobility for visually impaired people. We use infrared communication technology called Compact Battery-less Information Terminals. The user-friendly information terminal of this system ...

Author: Joachim Klaus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540278177

Category: Social Science

Page: 1195

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The introduction to the 1st International Conference on Computers for Han- cappedPersons(Vienna,1989)byAMinTjoa(UniversityofVienna)andRoland Wagner(UniversityofLinz)?nishedwiththefollowingmissionstatementonthe “Future Direction on Computers for Handicapped Persons”: “The di?erent themes show that a lot of problems are solved by the usage of computer technology for helping handicapped persons, for instance for the blind and visually handicapped. A consequence of the discussed themes there are two directions which should be done in the next years. One direction is obvious. The tools must be improved and research and development work should be extended to all groups of handicapped (even if they are numerically not so large as for instancetheblindorvisuallyhandicappedpersons). Ontheothersideinthearea of social implications there is an increasing demand on social science studies on overall computer use among disabled persons. Because sources are in principle missing today about disabled persons work tasks, research in this ?eld must begin by trying to survey this aspect. Particular attention should be paid to the extent and character of computer use among the handicapped in work life. There are a lot of questions, which should be answered during the next years for reaching the aim of rehabilitation. ” Fifteen years later the 9th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (Paris, 2004) o?ered a comprehensive and deepened view on general awareness,special research and individual applications conce- ing disabled people and their participation in our society.
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Visual Impairment

Orientation and Mobility Techniques Traveling often poses problems for people with severe vision loss . However , numerous techniques and devices facilitate safe and efficient travel for visually impaired persons .

Author: Ian Laurence Bailey

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891281746

Category: Medical

Page: 60

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A general, down-to-earth look at the common forms of vision loss and their impact on the individual. Explains the different aspects of visual impairment, describes adaptive techniques and devices, and provides information on available resources and services in a concise and easy-to-understand manner for busy professionals and visually impaired people and their families.
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Movement and Visual Impairment

Wearable cane and app system for improving mobility in toddlers/preschoolers with visual impairment. Frontiers in Education: Special ... Electronic bracelet and vision-enabled waist-belt for mobility of visually impaired people.

Author: Justin A. Haegele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000318661

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This is the first book to offer an in-depth review of research pertaining to individuals with visual impairments across the full span of movement-related disciplines, from biomechanics and motor learning to physical education and Paralympic sport. Each chapter highlights current research trends, future research directions, and practical implications in a key discipline or area of professional practice, drawing on empirical research evidence and opening up new avenues for cross-disciplinary working. Covering physical activity across the life course, from children and young people through to older adults, and addressing the important topic of deafblindness in some depth, the book goes further than any other book published to date on visual impairment and movement. This is essential reading for all advanced students and researchers working in sport, exercise and disability, and an invaluable reference for practitioners and service providers, from in-service teachers and camp directors to physical therapists and physical activity promotion specialists.
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Ophthalmic Care

It is also necessary to consider the family in relation to individuals with visual impairment, because this situation can affect ... When considering mobility for visually impaired people, it should be remembered, as mentioned earlier, ...

Author: Janet Marsden

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 9781910451540

Category: Medical

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Written by an international team of ophthalmic practitioners, this authoritative book is a vital resource not only for ophthalmic professionals, but for any healthcare professional who cares for patients with eye problems. In the ten years since the first edition was published, practice has moved on, as has the evidence for practice. This second edition draws on the passion and goodwill of the original team of authors, complemented by other colleagues, to fully revise and update the text in line with new findings, new practice and new and exciting treatments. The book is broadly divided into three sections. The first section considers the structure and function of the eye, as well as the basic principles of ophthalmology and eye examination. The second section considers patient care in diverse settings, as well as work-related issues and patient education. It also includes two entirely new chapters on eye banking and global eye health. The third section takes a systematic approach to patient care, working from the front to the back of the eye, discussing some of the common disorders affecting each structure (such as the lens or cornea) or group of structures (such as the eyelids or lacrimal drainage system). The book concludes with a very useful glossary of ophthalmic terms. Some aspects of practice discussed in the text are, of necessity, UK based, but these are clearly indicated and, wherever possible, principles (rather than specifics) are addressed and readers are directed to local policies and interpretations. The first edition of this book became a core text for ophthalmic nursing, in particular, and for the education of ophthalmic nurses across the world. This new edition will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based resource for all ophthalmic healthcare professionals. Contents include: • Physiology of vision • Optics • Pharmacology • Examination of the eye • Visual impairment • Patient education • Work and the eye • Care of the adult ophthalmic patient in an inpatient setting • The care of the child undergoing ophthalmic treatment • Developments in day care surgery for ophthalmic patients • Ophthalmic theatre nursing • The care of patients presenting with acute problems • Eye banking • Global eye health • The eyelids and lacrimal drainage system • The conjunctiva • The cornea • The sclera • The lens • The uveal tract • The angle and aqueous • The retina and vitreous • The orbit and extraocular muscles • Visual and pupillary pathways and neuro-ophthalmology • The eye and systemic disease
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On the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors

Orientation and Mobility instruction at rehabilitation centres takes place in surroundings not familiar to the client . Here the visually impaired person can learn without being observed or distracted by members of the family ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 158603152X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 351

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Main headings: I. Basic positions. - II. Epidemiology and medical-ophthalmological research. - III. Psychosocial issues and daily living skills in different settings: empirical and conceptual contributions. - IV. Intervention and rehabilitation: empirical and conceptual contributions. - V. Educational issues: programs, media, self-help and new technologies. - VI. Learning from each other in an international perspective. - VII. Look into the future.
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Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Designing Novel Interactions

The term 'people with disabilities' covers various groups of individuals: the blind and partially sighted, ... for safe mobility in cities for many decades, focusing in particular on the needs of the visually impaired individuals.

Author: Margherita Antona

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319587035

Category: Computers

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The three-volume set LNCS 10277-10279 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2017, in Vancouver, BC, Canada in July 2017, jointly with 14 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1228 papers presented at the HCII 2017 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4340 submissions. The papers included in the three UAHCI 2017 volumes address the following major topics: Design for All Methods and Practice; Accessibility and Usability Guidelines and Evaluation; User and Context Modelling and Monitoring and Interaction Adaptation; Design for Children; Sign Language Processing; Universal Access to Virtual and Augmented Reality; Non Visual and Tactile Interaction; Gesture and Gaze-Based Interaction; Universal Access to Health and Rehabilitation; Universal Access to Education and Learning; Universal Access to Mobility; Universal Access to Information and Media; and Design for Quality of Life Technologies.
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