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Elements of successful communication skills of people with visually impaired

Marsela Zlodej (2013) Elements of successful communication skills of people with visually impaired. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The main topic of the thesis are the answers to the questions, what are the factors of successful communication of persons with visual impairment, and what are the beliefs about communicating that affect on successful communication. The systematic review of the literature identifies communication as a concept and the specification of communication of people with visual impairment. Irrational beliefs are defined; what they are and why they arise. Some ways of learning communication of persons with blindness in the early development are presented. Selected common irrational beliefs show specifics and methods of communication used by people with visual impairment for more easily and more quality coping with problems. The paper presents a wide variety of topics that are directly associated with communication. A special chapter is devoted to non-verbal communication, which is specific for people with blindness and low vision. It may confuse a fully sighted person. Developing senses are very important when communicating with people with visual impairment. Hearing, smell, taste, and the type of vision are exposed. Extensive chapter is devoted to communication mode of people with visual impairment; listening to-speech, Braille and enlarged print. Computer equipment for persons with blindness is fast-growing, it facilitates communication and access to information. Leaflet, named Modern etiquette of communication with people with blindness represents the sum of findings in thesis.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: communication, factors of successful communication, persons with visual impairment, irrational beliefs
    Number of Pages: 35
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Martina OzbičMentor
    asist. dr. Ingrid Žolgar JerkovičComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9756233)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1710
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 14:01
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 14:01
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1710

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