Teaching geography to students with vision impairment: the blind leading the blind?
Boyd, WE 1993, 'Teaching geography to students with vision impairment: the blind leading the blind?', Australian Geographical Studies, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 91-96.
The publisher's version of this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1467-8470.1993.tb00654.x
Geography frequently uses graphics to express the spatial concepts that are the hallmark of the discipline. Students with a vision impairment may find access to this medium limited, and consequently teachers of geography may find themselves in the position of imposing discriminatory educational conditions upon such students. This paper arises from the absence of any coordinated statement of policies or methodology for teaching in this area in Australia, and reviews strategies which may be adopted: the provision of suitable materials; the adaptation of the conceptual and administrative bases of teaching; and the provision of advice and information.