The Geography Discipline Network (GDN)

Providing Learning Support for Blind or Visually Impaired Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

  1. About the Author
  2. Editors' Preface
  3. Introduction to this guide
  4. General introduction
  5. Who this guide is for
  6. Using the Web guide
  7. Geography, Fieldwork and the Visual
  8. The nature of visual impairment
  9. What is visual impairment?
  10. Visual impairment statistics
  11. Visual impairment impacts on fieldwork
  12. Approaches to Visual 'Disability'
  13. The mutual adjustment model
  14. General etiquette
  15. How to Prepare Yourself and Your Colleagues
  16. Increasing awareness — staff development
  17. Educational entitlements and requirements
  18. Getting help — support networks
  19. How to Prepare Your Students
  20. Student funding and allowances
  21. Equipment ownership and provision
  22. Awareness raising for all students
  23. The Available Options
  24. Field study strategies
  25. General resources and assistance
  26. Assistive technologies
  27. Sonic maps
  28. Individual and group work
  29. Student Recruitment
  30. Student expectations and recruitment
  31. Learning from recruitment
  32. Designing and Implementing the Fieldwork Curriculum
  33. Defining fieldcourse objectives and study activities
  34. Selecting fieldcourse study areas
  35. Selecting fieldcourse accommodation
  36. Undertaking an audit of fieldcourse venues
  37. Fieldwork assessment
  38. Preparations
  39. Note taking skills
  40. Lectures and laboratories
  41. Handouts
  42. Maps and other graphics
  43. Video and multimedia
  44. Web materials
  45. Using popular computer applications
  46. Staff and student buddies
  47. Travel
  48. Mobility aids
  49. Field Activities
  50. Getting around
  51. Guide dogs
  52. Data collection and recording
  53. Follow-up Work
  54. Graduation and Beyond
  55. A Generic Approach to Teaching and Learning
  56. Resources
  57. Internet resources
  58. Web links
  59. Other resources
  60. References and Further Reading
  61. Acknowledgements

Page updated 14 December 2001

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