ERIC Number: ED264701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Adapting the Environment for the Visually Impaired Student: Practical Methods and Materials to Enhance the Use of Low Vision.
Roessing, Linda J.
Successful approaches employed by a principal of a school for blind students in supporting regular class teachers of mainstreamed visually handicapped students are reported. Four factors of importance in evaluating the environment are described: (1) appropriate work space (height of chairs); (2) color contrast problems (work surfaces of adjacent areas); (3) effective lighting (glare problems, use of individual lamps); and (4) adaptations to improve reading instruction (lighting control reading distance, materials and media, tracking skills). (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Sykanda, A.M., Ed.; And Others. Insight in Sight: Proceedings of the Conference on the Visually Impaired Child (5th, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 18-20, 1984). For proceedings, see ED 260 566.