Possibilities and limitations of own control - People with a visual impairment
Possibilities and limitations of own control
Visually impaired makes reading, watching television, and using a computer more difficult. There are tools for that, but often it takes a while for people to find a tool, ask for advice and use a suitable tool. Oral communication can also be more difficult. Certainly when more than two people are present. Someone who has poor vision cannot see who you are talking to. Moreover, he does not see what you are doing or going to do.
Combination of hearing impairment and vision impairment
People who have poor hearing and poor vision must put a lot of energy into their daily activities. That applies at work but also at home with the household, shopping, when visiting, during sports. They are therefore often tired. Deaf-blindness requires special communication techniques and guidance (http://www.doofblind.nl/).
Many visually impaired people and blind people are in charge of their own lives. When people become visually impaired and the visually impaired increases, this requires a lot of adjustment and "getting used to" the increasing limitations. Not all restrictions can be solved with tools (see box).
Medical aids for the visually impaired / blind
- Special insulin pens for the visually impaired
- (Dutch-speaking) blood sugar meter (electronic blood glucose meter with speech function)
- (English-speaking) fever thermometer
- Medication boxes with alarm function
- Medication boxes with Braille inscription