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Lessons for sighted people who live, work and play with people who are partially sighted or blind

A very informative booklet compiled by Wendy Flanagan in 2011. She very generously offers it to anyone who can benefit from it - free of charge. You are welcome to download it by clicking on the file at the bottom of this article. Please just make proper reference to it when quoting from it.

This is a list of the booklet's contents:

  • Emotional states: Terror
  • Loss
  • Anger
  • Trying to be normal
  • Pity
  • Terminology
  • The science of blindness: Perceiving light
  • Eye conditions
  • Genetics
  • States of blindness: Peripheral vision
  • Night blindness
  • Central vision
  • Adapting to states of blindness: Using our senses
  • Using our sense of touch
  • Using a guide dog
  • Supporting partially sighted or blind people: Adapting living/working spaces
  • Offering assistance
  • Using technology
  • Lessons for the sighted
  • Resources
  • Reference
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