A qualidade de vida da pessoa com deficiência visual

Translated title of the contribution: Quality of life of people with visual impairment

Olivete Oliveira, Célia Ribeiro, Cristina Simões

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We currently live in a society with a predominant appeal to the use of vision. Vision is an extremely decisive factor in relation to objects, with space and naturally with others. In his absence or before a large disturbance, a negative affectation in the visual ability of a person, that you can not improve, even with optical correction and use of conventional means, we have a visual impairment (VI). Knowing that the VI is a problem that limits the lives of people, of course that it can affect his/her quality of life (QOL). Quality of life is a concept that has been the target of interest within various areas of knowledge, and its definition varies according to the same, thus there is no single and generalizable definition. However, it can be said that QOL is a multidimensional and hierarchical concept that includes subjective and objective measures. This concept has played a very important role in health care, social services, families and of course in Education / Special Education as well as to the development of national and international policies for people with disabilities and the evaluation of the personal outcomes.
Translated title of the contributionQuality of life of people with visual impairment
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)123-140
Number of pages18
JournalGestão e Desenvolvimento
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Visual impairment
  • Low vision
  • Blindness
  • Quality of life


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