Visual Impairment Glossary
Visual impairment and blindness, its causes, and assistive resources come with a huge range of terminology. Browse our glossary to learn the meanings of these terms.
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Albinism is a genetic condition also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis. It occurs due to a deficit in the production in melanin and shows by the partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
This is refers to a type of music where some element of the composition is left to chance, or a part is left to the interpretation of the performer.
Assistive technology is a piece of equipment or system, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
Audible Light Probe
Light probes can be used by blind people, or those with reduced light perception, to tell how light or dark it is, if lights have been left on or the status of indicator lights/LEDs on appliances.