Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Secondary Education and Educational Leadership
Dr. Pauline Sampson
Dr. Mary Catherine Breen
Dr. Shannon Darst
Dr. Ali Hachem
The purpose of this study was to share the lived experiences of four adventitiously blinded individuals. The researcher interviewed participants regarding the events surrounding their vision loss. The researcher used a descriptive phenomenological method to analyze the results.
Through analysis, seven themes emerged as essential experiences for experiencing adventitious vision loss: Medical Dysfunction, Others’ Reactions, Ancillary Losses, Rehabilitation, Sensory Enhancements, Benefits of Vision Loss, and Participants’ Advice.
The study indicated that participants’ experiences are influenced by how others in society understand blindness. Suggestions included providing a greater awareness to the public for blindness, its effects, and its available rehabilitation options.
Perry, Jennifer, "A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INQUIRY INTO VISION LOSS: INVESTIGATING THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF ADVENTITIOUSLY BLINDED ADULTS" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 294.
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