INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ASSISTIVE DEVICES IN EDUCATION OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS

Aleksandra Grbović, Vesna Vučinić

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390

Abstract


The basic goal of information and assistive technology is to conduct information according to the perceptual needs of visually impaired users. This is done by re-coding visual symbols into the signal the users are able to perceive. Moreover, this technology absolutely needs to truthfully maintain the structure and meaning of the original material, regardless of it being adapted to blind or low vision users. Applying information and assistive technology in schooling enables a visually impaired student to receive and process visual information, to assert their value, and conclude an adequate solution to a problem. These skills are necessary for independent participation in everyday activities. In this paper, we scrutinized the role of information and assistive technology in the education of visually impaired students.


Keywords

access to written information, assistive devices, blind, low vision, education.

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