28 September 2018
TruthPeople often don't see problems, associated with visual impairment. They think them snobby, when they don't greet back, or that they are joking around when asking for the number of the bus etc.CHAPTER 9
TruthA computer with adapted hardware and software is a great assistive tool. There are enhancing an text-to-speech programmes, as well as a braille board. With these, they can create a number of documents, browse the web and use social media.CHAPTER 8
TruthOf course they can! They just need adapted methods and tools to achieve the same goal as sighted people. Specially trained educators teach them skills, that help them reach as large a degree of independence as possible. Teachers and caretakers also need extra education to work with them. CHAPTER 7
A blind or visually impaired person cannot do sports.TruthBeing active is very important, because most visually impaired people move less due to their condition. They can do almost any sort of sport: tandembiking, hiking, skiing, bowling, running with a partner; ballspart with a dingling ball. They can also watch movies and love the theater. There are even adapted movies for them!CHAPTER 6
If a visualy impaired person strains their eyes too much, their eyesight will get worse.TRUTHOn the contrary! With systematical training, they can use their eyesight more efficiently.CHAPTER 5
TruthThe type of lighting depends on the individuals impairment. Some need better lighting, some find it distracting.CHAPTER 4
TRUTHA doctor might prescribe a higher dioptre, but this does not cure visual impairment. If someone has a reduced visual range, glasses will not help.CHAPTER 3
TRUTHEnlarging the text depends on the type of impairedment, but enlarging letters on an A3 sheet of paper brings about problems at sheet orientation. It is better to enlarge and choose suitable fonts (Arila, Calibri, Verdana) on an A4 sheet. The paper sheet should not be glossy.CHAPTER 2
Reading under lower visibility damages your eyesight.
While reading under lower visibility may strain your eyes, it does not damage your eyesight.
A person wearing glasses, is visually impaired.TRUE
Spectacles can also be worn by those who are not visually impaired (nearsightedness, farsightedness ...). Visual impairment is when the vision in the better eye with the best possible glasses or lens correction is less than 30% of visual acuity, or the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees.