ERIC Number: EJ372848
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Aging and New Vision Loss: Disruptions of the Here and Now.
Ainlay, Stephen C.
Journal of Social Issues, v44 n1 p79-94 Spr 1988
When an older person confronts vision loss, the perceptual categories of space and time are disrupted. This forces newly blind older persons to question their ability to manipulate their environment and participate in social relationships. It makes them vulnerable to self-imposed tentativeness and externally generated labels of incompetence. (Author/BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue on Moving Disability beyond "Stigma."