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Assistive Technology as a Tool of Making Difference in the Life of Persons with Visual Impairment


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1 Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities, Dehradun, India
2 Department of Psychology, Kanya Gurukul Campus, GKV, Haridwar, India
     

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Assistive technologies are in widespread use, and their benefits are well recognized and Researches also assert that technology is an influential presence in our society, mediating how we work, play, and communicate. In the last decade, the application of technology to the particular needs of persons with physical challenges has slowly gained momentums. This is developing as a field in its own right. In general parlance, AT is used to enhance and facilitate the autonomy, safety and overall improved quality of life of individuals with visual impairment. Present study was intended to examine the impact of AT on adjustment level of visually impaired participants. Study was conducted on 100 participants using stratified random sampling technique. Nottingham Adjustment Scale was employed to collect data. Significant differences were observed between before and after use of AT.

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Adjustment, Assistive Technology, and Visual Impairment.
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Surender Kumar Dhalwal
Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities, Dehradun, India
Shyam Lata Juyal
Department of Psychology, Kanya Gurukul Campus, GKV, Haridwar, India

Abstract


Assistive technologies are in widespread use, and their benefits are well recognized and Researches also assert that technology is an influential presence in our society, mediating how we work, play, and communicate. In the last decade, the application of technology to the particular needs of persons with physical challenges has slowly gained momentums. This is developing as a field in its own right. In general parlance, AT is used to enhance and facilitate the autonomy, safety and overall improved quality of life of individuals with visual impairment. Present study was intended to examine the impact of AT on adjustment level of visually impaired participants. Study was conducted on 100 participants using stratified random sampling technique. Nottingham Adjustment Scale was employed to collect data. Significant differences were observed between before and after use of AT.

Keywords


Adjustment, Assistive Technology, and Visual Impairment.