Coping With Vision Loss

Coping With Vision Loss

Understanding the Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Effects

Book - 2011
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This book explains in detail what it is like to be losing sight, legally blind, or fully blind, and also documents why today's exciting technological advances and medical solutions are lifting limitations for the visually impaired.


This book explains in detail what it is like to be losing sight, legally blind, or fully blind, and also documents why today's exciting technological advances and medical solutions are lifting limitations for the visually impaired.


• An appendix contains a useful list of online resources for the blind, including links to products, services, and communities



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This book is for visually impaired and blind people and their friends, family, and colleagues who want to gain insight into the condition. It begins with one blind person's perspective on what it is like to be blind, then reviews how blindness has been depicted in world literature. The book then presents selections of fiction and nonfiction by or about the blind. Also included is a discussion of spiritual dimensions of blindness, a brief guide to meditation for blind and visually impaired people, and a final chapter on the current state of research on cures for blindness. An appendix lists links and resources. Cheri Langdell teaches English at the University of California and at National University-La Jolla. Tim Langdell, a clinical psychologist, teaches in the school of media and communication at National University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing

This book explains in detail what it is like to be losing sight, legally blind, or fully blind, and also documents why today's exciting technological advances and medical solutions are lifting limitations for the visually impaired.


• An appendix contains a useful list of online resources for the blind, including links to products, services, and communities



Baker
& Taylor

Through literature, media, and cinema across the ages, the authors focus attention on how the masses worldwide who are sighted view, and treat, the blind and legally blind. Coping with Vision Loss: Understanding the Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Effects also includes non-fiction written about and by the blind that gives great insight into their condition. The text explains what the visually impaired and blind can do to stay strong and live their lives to the fullest, as well as what family membersand friends can do to help when needed, or to back off when one wants to be as independent as possible. Technological advances to assist the blind and legally blind are reviewed, as are websites for a host of organizations created to assist people with vision loss.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011
Description: x, 180 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780313346644
031334664X
Branch Call Number: 617.7 Lan
Additional Contributors: Langdell, Tim.

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