The impact of residual vision in spatial skills of individuals with visual impairments

Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Eleni Koustriava, Lefkothea Kartasidou

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Abstract

Loss of vision is believed to have a great impact on the acquisition of spatial knowledge. The aims of the present study are to examine the performance of individuals with visual impairments on spatial tasks and the impact of residual vision on processing these tasks. In all, 28 individuals with visual impairments-blindness or low vision-participated in this study. The results reveal that participants with visual impairments were competent to perform spatial tasks, and their performance is related to the existence of residual vision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-127
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Special Education
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • body knowledge
  • directionality
  • laterality
  • mental rotation
  • spatial coding
  • spatial representation
  • visual impairments

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