Visually Impaired Persons can Read and Write


  • Some persons, including children, can be visually handicapped. They have very limited vision to see things. Such persons are called visually challenged persons.
  • A visually challenged person usually develops their other senses more sharply- like the sense of hearing and sense of touch.
  • However, additional resources can enable them to develop their capabilities further. Resources can be of two types: Non-optical aids and optical aids.
  1. Optical Aids: Optical aids help a person who is partially visually challenged. These aids enlarge an image or a text so that they could be visible. Bifocal lenses, contact lenses, tinted lenses, magnifiers and telescopic aids, magnifying devices and telescopic devices come under this category.
  2. Non-optical Aids: Non-optical aids help a person who is completely visually challenged. Non-optical aids include visual aids (magnify words), tactual aids (using the sense of touch), auditory aids (using the sense of hearing) and electronic aids.

How can visually impaired people read and write?

  • Visual impairment is also known as vision loss.
  • A person with vision loss cannot see at all.
  • This loss of vision is up to a degree that cannot be corrected using usual means like using glasses or lenses.
  • The people who have no eyesight at all develop the other senses of listening and touching sharply which allows them to do their day-to-day activities.
  • However, there are certain resources that have been developed to help such people:

Magnifier Optical Aid for Visually impaired