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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [utilization Of Optical Devices And Equipments By Students With Visual Impairment].
Author: Montilha, Rita de Cássia Ietto
Temporini, Edméa Rita
Nobre, Maria Inês Rubo de Souza
Gasparetto, Maria Elisabete Rodrigues Freire
Kara-José, Newton
Abstract: To verify perceptions and conduct of students with visual impairment regarding devices and equipment utilized in schooling process. A transversal descriptive study on a population of 12-year-old or older students in schooling process, affected by congenital or acquired visual impairment, inserted in the government teaching system of Campinas during the year 2000. An interview quiz, created based on an exploratory study was applied. A group of 26 students, 46% of them with low vision and 53.8% affected by blindness was obtained. Most of the students were from fundamental teaching courses (65.4%), studying in schools with classrooms provided with devices (73.1%). Among the resources used in reading and writing activities, 94.1% of the students reported they used the Braille system and 81.8% reported that the reading subject was dictated by a colleague. Most of the students with low vision wore glasses (91.7%), and 33.3% utilized a magnifying glass as optical devices. Among the non-optical devices, the most common were the environmental ones, getting closer to the blackboard (75.0%) and to the window (66.7%) for better lighting. It became evident that students with low vision eye-sight made use of devices meant for bearers of blindness, such as applying the Braille system. A reduced number of low vision students making use of optical and non-optical devices applicable to their problems were observed, indicating a probable unawareness of their visual potential and the appropriate devices to improve efficiency.
Subject: Child
Cross-sectional Studies
Needs Assessment
Sensory Aids
Vision, Low
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. v. 69, n. 2, p. 207-11
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0004-27492006000200014
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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