Issue 69December 2016
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An assessment of the results of an 8-week group mindfulness programme shows that this type of assistance can improve the adjustment and alleviate the suffering of people with severe and progressive visual impairment.
From the field
The use in long-cane training of adapted glasses that block the lower visual field while leaving the central area intact breaks the habit of looking at the ground and optimises tactile development for a more global perception of the surrounds.
Collaborative and personalised care combined various communication skills and personal independence training to help a deafblind woman whose inability to communicate had led to severe social isolation. The outcome was a higher quality of life and full inclusion in her family and surrounding society.
Notes and comments
Reprinted in Spanish
Three-dimensional printing in classrooms provides for the convenient, economic and personalised production of supplementary teaching materials that enhance the comprehension of students with visual disability and enable their teachers to better explain and describe graphic contents and materials.
Seville (Spain), 16-17 November 2016