The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment 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.
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.
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:
- cerebral visual impairment;
- sport and physical exercise;
- assistive technology;
- understanding the cultural aesthetics;
- socio-emotional and sexual aspects of visual impairment;
- orientation, mobility, habitation, and rehabilitation;
- recent advances in "eye" research and sensory substitution devices;
- ageing and adulthood.
The 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 generate debate among practitioners and scholars who wish to use this resource to inform their practice in supporting and developing positive outcomes for all.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|41 pages
Introducing and understanding the profile, sociological and psychological impact of visual impairment
part II|45 pages
Cerebral visual impairment/cerebral visual processing
part III|75 pages
part IV|29 pages
Sport and physical exercise for people with visual impairment
part V|17 pages
part VI|67 pages
Understanding the cultural aesthetics
part VII|41 pages
Socio-emotional and sexual aspects of visual impairment
part VIII|45 pages
Orientation, mobility, habilitation and rehabilitation
part IX|35 pages
Recent advances in “eye” research and sensory substitution devices