9. Assistive Devices for People with Visual Impairments

  1. Dr. Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal Ph.D., B. Eng. Professor Cofounder Director Founder President CEO Editorial Board Member Senior Member Member2,
  2. Dr. Mounir Mokhtari Ph.D. Associate Professor Head Founder3 and
  3. Bessam Abdulrazak Ph.D., M.S., B.Sc./Ing Assistant Professor4
  1. John Gill

Published Online: 29 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470379424.ch9

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

How to Cite

Gill, J. (2008) Assistive Devices for People with Visual Impairments, in The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence (eds A. (. Helal, M. Mokhtari and B. Abdulrazak), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470379424.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    CSE Building, CISE Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  2. 3

    Institut National des Télécommunications, rue Charles Fourier, Évry cedex, France

  3. 4

    Université de Sherbrooke, Département d'Informatique, Faculté des Sciences, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Author Information

  1. Royal National Institute of the Blind People, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471711551

Online ISBN: 9780470379424

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Keywords:

  • assistive devices for visually impaired;
  • information and speech technology access;
  • public terminals and minimal training

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Application Areas

  • Mobility and Orientation

  • Access to Information

  • Multiple Impairments

  • Inclusive Design

  • Public Terminals

  • Convergent Systems

  • Future Research

  • Further Reading and Information