Visual Impairments

Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. Visual impairment may cause difficulties with normal daily activities such as reading and walking without adaptive training and equipment.

Common Examples of Visual Impairment include:

  • No vision at all
  • Perceive only light
  • Perceive only vague shapes
  • Perceive shapes and some color
  • Very blurry and indistinct
  • Consistently or randomly miss parts of an image Unable to see detailed
  • images, such as print, without magnification Any level of vision but only a
  • narrow view, like looking through a tube