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This paper describes how the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is developing the use of a system known as Extensible Markup Language (XML) to produce documents in formats (such as braille, large print, etc.) that satisfy the varying needs of its blind and partially sighted clients.
The present study investigated the type and extent of challenging behaviour in three residential schools in India for children with visual impairment. Teachers completed a survey of challenging behaviour in one boys-only school (n = 123), one girls-only school (n = 88), and one co-educational...
Tactual shape perception is a synthesis of many parameters which lead blind students to make sense of external stimuli. It is vital to investigate this field of perception because it reveals many differences between passive and active touch. The van Hiele model provides a tool for investigating...
A series of studies was carried out designed to investigate the proposal that visually impaired people tend to encode auditory input primarily in terms of sensory features at the expense of non-sensory semantic features. The first two studies investigated recollective experience in blind...
Two previous studies have indicated that until the teenage years blind children understand the relationships between familiar locations in and around their home in terms of the routes between them rather than in terms of straight line directions. Given the practical implications of these...
We carried out an analysis of a database of all students in higher education in the UK in 1995-96 to compare students with a visual impairment and students with no recorded disability in terms of their demographic characteristics, programmes of study and academic attainment. Students with a...
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