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Listed under:  Health  >  Disability  >  Visual impairment
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Pedestrian crossing button, 1984

This is an audio-tactile pedestrian detector (ATPD) crossing button, manufactured from plastic and metal in an ovoid shape, designed by David Wood, Nielsen Design Associates, Australia. A round silver button is at the top, and silver arrow pointing down at the bottom, both of which are raised so that they are easy to find.

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Cane wicker cricket ball, date unknown

Lighter than a conventional cricket ball, this specially designed ball was used in cricket games involving visually impaired players. It has a 9.00 cm diameter.

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Braille domino set, c1940

Handmade at the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (now Vision Australia), this Braille domino set is designed for people with a visual impairment.

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Braille mah-jong set, 1936

Made with Braille characters on their tiles, this mah-jong set was designed for use by the visually impaired. it is 35.50 cm long, 18.50 cm wide and 12.50 cm high.

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Reading between the lines

Test the vision of four people to identify vision problems: myopia, hyperopia or presbyopia. Compare effects of corrective lenses on reading at different distances. Look at a cross-section of the eye showing focal variations linked to a vision problem. Explore how common vision problems are by doing a survey. This learning ...

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'Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, Sydney', 1890-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...