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Coping with Vision Loss

Understanding the Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Effects

Coping with Vision Loss
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The Langdells, professors of English and Clinical Psychology, are assisted by Ann Morris Bliss, a company President and fully blind woman, as they take us through personal, psychological, sociological and cultural perspectives on blindness, and - perhaps surprisingly - show us some of the benefits nearly blind and blind people have found after vision loss. Those benefits include what some describe as heightening of the other senses, deepening spiritual sight and stronger insights into the human condition. Through literature, media and cinema across the ages, the Langdells focus attention on how the masses worldwide who are sighted view, and treat, the blind and leally blind. We are also introduced to non-fiction written about and by the blind that gives us great insight into the condition. The text includes what the visually impaired and blind can do to stay strong and live their lives to the fullest, as well as what family members and friends can do to help when needed, or to back off when one wants to be as independent as possible. Technological advances to assist the blind and legally blind are also reviewed, as are websites for a host of organizations created to assist people with vision loss.
ABC-CLIO; December 2010
191 pages; ISBN 9780313346651
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