Research Program

The Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is devoted to advancing innovative blindness research. The purpose of our research program is to expand our awareness of the actual challenges faced by blind people and to assist blind individuals in achieving more independence, self-respect, and autonomy.

Our research has included a thorough examination of:

  • Innovative methods for blindness education and rehabilitation
  • Perspectives on the blind
  • Innovations associated with Braille use
  • Quality-of-life concerns
  • Innovative goods, technology, and services created by and for the blind

Our present research interests consist of:

  • Identification of blind adolescents who have mastered the usage of a personal computer
  • Refreshable Braille displays’ effect on reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension impact of the duration of refreshable Braille displays
  • The most effective methods of reading are with refreshable Braille displays and efficiency enhancement
  • How digital formats have evolved Strategies for teaching Braille
  • Effective Braille education and countermeasures for inadequate Braille instruction
  • Influences of the environment on Braille reading fluency
  • Strategies employed by rapid Braille readers
  • Improved techniques for providing access to visual information for the blind Best practices for the blind to comprehend visual information via non-visual methods
  • Enhancements made to tactile graphic design
  • Teaching techniques for visual intelligence
  • The age at which a person goes blind has an effect.
  • What can MRI scan research reveal about the brains of the blind?
  • The most successful employment techniques for the blind
  • Impact of parental advocacy on blind adult children’s employment
  • Barriers encountered by blind adults pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Impact of exposure to successful blind individuals at blind consumer conventions on vocational rehabilitation counselors’ outcomes.
  • Case studies of blind professors who achieved excellent success with their students
  • Case studies of Braille-learning blind pupils with extra impairments

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