Information design and education for visually impaired and blind people

Dursin A.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5568-5572 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.477
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5568-5572


Disability is a state that a person is not being able to do his one or more vital needs by himself. Physical or mental deficiencies may create this state. These obstacles have led to problems in disabled people's lives all the time. The standards of the life and services quality which are provided for disabled population by their countries are important indicators to show the countries' level of state, health care, education and economic developments. In recent years, new policies about disability have developed at the international level. In the last few years, many life facilitator initiatives have been done for disabled in Turkey. The numbers of the individuals who design especially assistive technology products for visually impaired have been increasing rapidly and these initials help disabled people to simplify their lives. The purpose of this study is to minimize the needs of visually impaired people for other people in society. With this project, information maps will be placed at certain points in the city. In the maps, there will be informative materials which provide information concerning the direction and guidance of where they have been for visually impaired people. The informative brochures will be distributed to disability education centers, primary schools, towns and villages. In addition, all the teachers working in these institutions will be taught to use this informative brochures and tactile maps. In this way, people who are blind and visually impaired will learn to use these maps. In this way, visually impaired people can travel easily in the city and fill their needs by themselves. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu