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dc.contributor.authorGustafson-Pearce, O-
dc.contributor.authorBillett, EH-
dc.contributor.authorCecelja, F-
dc.coverage.spatial5en
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-25T17:50:33Z-
dc.date.available2008-01-25T17:50:33Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Visual Impairment. 23(1): 25-30en
dc.identifier.issn0264-6196-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/1563-
dc.description.abstractTo a visually impaired individual the physical world presents many challenges. For a person with impaired sight, wayfinding through a complex environment is fraught with dangers, both actual and imagined. The current generation of mobility aids have the possibility of addressing a broad range of physical issues through technological solutions. The perception of difficulty however, can mean that many visually impaired individuals are fearful or uncomfortable about independent mobility or travel. In this context it becomes necessary to discover exactly what environments, environmental factors or items constitute a ‘perception of difficulty’ in the individuals mental landscape and may trigger a negative response before they interact with the physical environment. This paper reports on research, which sought to ascertain what levels of perceptual difficulties specific environments and factors presented to individuals. The research was conducted with both visually impaired and sighted groups and compared differences and similarities in perceptual difficulty between these two groups.en
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dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectNavigationen
dc.subjectNavigation aiden
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectPerceptual difficultyen
dc.subjectMental landscapeen
dc.subjectMental mapsen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.titlePerceptual impact of environmental factors in sighted and visually impaired individualsen
dc.typeResearch Paperen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0264619605051720-
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