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An Introduction To Audio Description

Author: Louise Fryer

Publisher: Routledge (2016)

An Introduction to Audio Description is the first comprehensive, user-friendly student guide to the theory and practice of audio description, or media narration, providing readers with the skills needed for the effective translation of images into words for the blind and partially-sighted.

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Author: Angela Royston

Part of a series: Young Explorer (What's it like?)

Publisher: Heinemann Library (2005)

Introduces young readers to conditions and disabilities that may affect them, or their friends and family. Each title discusses what the condition is, how it can be treated, how it affects everyday life and what it is like to have these conditions. This book contains a clear definition of each illness or condition and includes a 'how you can help' section offering contact details and further information and advice.

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Cane Confessions

Author: Amy L Bovaird

Part of a series: Mobility Series

Publisher: Ant Press (2016)

When adventurous overseas traveller Amy Bovaird is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she has no idea what difficulties lie ahead. After finishing mobility training from the Bureau of Blindness, she thinks her problems are solved, but when Amy tackles the streets with her white cane, the real fun begins. Determinedly sweeping away her fears, she starts to celebrate the reality of vision-impaired independence. Join the chaos and laughter in this series of uplifting anecdotes as Amy looks to the lighter side of mobility.

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Explaining Blindness

Author: Lionel Bender

Part of a series: Explaining

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2009)

The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. This book will help you to understand what causes blindness and how it affects people. There are many different causes of blindness and different levels of visual impairment. Some people are born blind and others become blind later in life, Learn how visually impaired people find solutions to aid them in everyday tasks, and how new technology is helping them.

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