ERIC Number: EJ278111
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Behaviors of Sighted Individuals Perceived by Blind Persons as Hindrances to Self-Reliance in Blind Persons.
Rickelman, Bonnie L.; Blaylock, Jerry N.
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, v77 n1 p8-11 Jan 1983
Situations in which sighted people behaved inappropiately toward blind individuals were recalled by 60 blind subjects, who described their reactions and feelings and offered suggestions for sighted people. A lack of knowledge and understanding of the skills, abilities, and feelings of visually impaired individuals were revealed. (SEW)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Affective Behavior, Assertiveness, Attitudes, Blindness, Emotional Response, Human Dignity, Inhibition, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Role Perception, Self Concept, Social Behavior, Stereotypes, Visual Impairments, Withdrawal (Psychology)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A