The implications of monocular vision on orientation and mobility

Fanshawe, Melissa (2015) The implications of monocular vision on orientation and mobility. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 8 (1). pp. 77-86. ISSN 1443-7597

Abstract

A vision impairment affects an individual’s ability to orientate his/herself in space and move
independently in the environment (Helmers, 2015). Monocular vision, or the loss of vision in one
eye, has a unique impact on orientation and mobility primarily due to visual field restrictions and
loss of binocular depth perception (Loftus, Servos, Goodale, Mendarozqueta, & Mon-Williams,
2004). However, it is not just the loss of vision that affects people with monocular vision. Many
other physical and psychosocial factors impact on the quality of life of a person with monocular
vision.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Inc.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 02:22
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 02:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: vision impairment, blind, disability, monocular vision
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37327

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