Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Assistive Technology for People with Visual Loss

Suraj Singh Senjam
Department of Community Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Suraj Singh Senjam
MBBS, MD, MSc PH for Eye Care (London)
Department of Community Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Email id: drsurajaiims@gmail.com


Received: 08-JUL-2019 Accepted: 07-SEP-2019 Published Online: 27-FEB-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.496

Abstract
Assistive technology for people with visual disability is growing rapidly over the past few years around the world. Such technology enhances the functioning and performance of daily living skills, thereby improves the independent living. These technologies range from low cost to high end and expensive which include mobility, reading, writing, daily living, and communication technologies. Children primarily need technology for education whereas adults for routine living tasks. Over time the need as well as demand of such technologies will continue to grow due to expected increase in proportion of population with visual disability particularly in low middle-income countries like India. Therefore, the first and forefront strategy to improve assistive technology service for visual disability in India is to create awareness, sensitize among eye care professionals, potential beneficiaries, caregivers, and their families. The present paper highlights various type assistive technologies in which few of them incorporate with illustrations so the readers understand easily.

Keywords :Assistive technology, disability, people with visual loss, India

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