ERIC Number: ED366126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
How Do I Do This When I Can't See What I'm Doing? Information Processing for the Visually Disabled.
This book, by an author with a visual impairment, is written for people with a visual disability who wish to learn about alternate ways of processing information, including reading, writing, organizing notes, and doing everyday tasks. The first chapter describes ways of adjusting to the loss of sight and managing everyday living skills. The second chapter deals with the use of computers by people with visual impairments and covers the basics of computer operations, adaptive computer input and output devices, and commonly used application programs. Chapter 3 discusses personal information management systems. Chapter 4 lists types of jobs held by people with visual disabilities and reviews steps needed to enter or re-enter the job market. Leisure activities are discussed in the fifth chapter. These activities are grouped into three categories: those requiring physical effort, those that emphasize mental effort, and volunteer activities. The last chapter is on the blindness system--organizations of and for people with visual impairments. Benefits provided by these and other organizations are discussed. The text of each chapter is followed by a list of references and resources, including books, magazine articles, and recorded books. Also listed are some government and private organizations that provide services to people with visual impairments. (DB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Blindness, Computer Oriented Programs, Daily Living Skills, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Individual Development, Information Management, Information Sources, Job Search Methods, Leisure Time, Organizations (Groups), Partial Vision, Recreational Activities, Visual Impairments
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 (ISBN-0-16-041749-X).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.