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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Fine Motor Activities

Fine motor skills are those that encourage a refined use of the small muscles controlling the hand, fingers, and thumb. The development of these skills allows someone to be able to complete tasks such as writing, drawing, and buttoning.

Functional Vision

A person’s ability to use vision in activities of daily living.