Education for The Blind: Then and Now

Education is not something which is confined only for people who are physically capable. Education on the other hand is for everybody irrespective of caste, creed, religion, sex or physical disabilities. You and I as a responsible citizen should make sure that everybody gets education evenly. The evolution of the process of educating the blind has resulted, out of a series of trial and error methods.Evolution of Education for the Blind:Now let us take a look at how this evolution of educating the blind has taken place:1. In primordial times there were asylums for the blind. These asylums were like shelters made exclusively for the blind people. It acted as institutions which provided elementary education to the blind. This practice dates back to thousands of years.
2. Later the Egyptians showed keen interest in educating the blind. They were concerned in the cause of providing treatment for ailments and disabilities. They were more like caretakers of social individual.
3. The 19th century witnessed the introduction of enforced elementary education for the blind people by the United States of America. Britain followed suit by incorporating the Elementary Education Act which stated that blind people under the age of sixteen were entitled to compulsory elementary education.
4. The New York Point and Braille were the two basic dot method of providing education. But in the course of time Braille emerged as the winner in the ‘war of dots’. This was a much better method of using dots and dash to teach the blind.
5. The 20th century brought about a new amendment in this system. A number of residential school started having separate support cells for the education of the blind. A number of students were seen attending these schools but this number dropped considerably after the introduction of the ‘white cane’ which distinguished the blind from the normal.
6.In the 21st century, a number of blind schools, for the visually impaired, cropped up. These schools have both normal teachers as in any other school, and a professional team who handles optional training like orientation and mobility training etc.Today we get to see revolutionary ideas and methods in this type of education resources, integrated to provide the blind with the much required education so that they can live an independent life.

Multimedia Patient Education

Education can be obtained in any health care worker who has taken adequate education training, education on communication and patient education are usually included in health professional education. Health education is a tool that managed care plans and may include general and preventive education or health promotion and disease or condition specific training.Among the essential elements of patient education develops skills, responsibility and group effort: patients should know when, how and what to do should include changing the way of life and every member of the medical team of the patient. Since technology has given us new ways of delivering education to patients and health care providers, the availability of resources, formats and techniques have increased dramatically.Choosing the right resources and making the most of the limited educational budgets are becoming more and more difficult. Education is playing an increasingly important role in the care of patients and their families are faced with many difficult decisions that could potentially have a major impact on their health and quality of life.The multimedia is better than no training or education, given as part of routine clinical care to improve the knowledge of the patient. There is great variation in the results from six studies that compared the multimedia training usual care or no training. But all but one of the six studies favored multimedia training. We also found that multimedia education is superior to usual care or no training to improve levels. The review also suggested that multimedia is at least as effective as other forms of training, including training or written brief training of health professionals.Multimedia program to educate patients about medicines:

Multimedia learning about medicine is more effective than usual care (non-standardized education of health professionals as part of normal clinical care) or no education, improvement, and acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Multimedia training for at least another form of education, training, and education are included in the health care professional is the same as written. However, this finding is based on the often low-quality evidence from a small number of attempts.

Multimedia education about drugs can, therefore, be considered as a supplement to conventional therapy, but there is insufficient evidence to recommend it as a substitute for a written instruction or training health worker.

Multimedia education can be considered as a supplement to conventional treatment, but there is insufficient evidence to recommend it as a substitute for a written instruction or training health worker.

Multimedia training can be considered as an alternative to the training of health care workers, especially in areas where it is not possible to provide detailed training health worker.