ERIC Number: ED112588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Selected Research, Development and Organizational Needs to Aid the Visually Impaired.
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine.
To stimulate research proposals, the report stresses the need for a comprehensive research and development program regarding sensory aids for the visually handicapped and describes 17 representative projects viewed as warranting immediate attention. The 17 projects are categorized in two different ways. In a brief summary section, projects are classified according to whether they relate primarily to organization and planning or to R and D needs. Provided in the next section is a more detailed description of short-term projects that may be expected to yield successful early results (including new reading and mobility aids for the blind and studies of visual capabilities among the partially sighted) as well as long-term projects (involving broader research in such areas as vocational opportunities, public information programs, sensory aids centers, technological applications, and research on the reading process among sighted individuals). Also listed are 19 source documents said to define problems, to describe the current state-of-the-art, or to indicate organizations and people currently active in the field of sensory aids for the visually impaired. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine.