The Evaluation of Visually Impaired Students' Mobility Skills

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Arslantekin B.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.40, no.180, pp.37-49, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 180
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2015.4184
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-49
  • Keywords: Students with visual impairment, Mobility skills, Evaluation on mobility skills, LONG CANE, ORIENTATION, TRAVEL, TECHNOLOGY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to determine the performance level of the visually impaired students' mobility skills. The subjects of the study consisted of visually impaired students who receive education in two schools for the visually impaired in Ankara. The participants were 53 visually impaired and 34 low vision students. Mobility Skills Criterion-Referenced Tests were prepared for data collection. The correct performance percentages of the students' mobility skills were determined by analysing the data obtained from measurement tools and camera recordings. In line with the data obtained in the study, it was concluded that the correct performance percentages of the students' mobility skills in schools for the visually impaired were very low and that they acted against the security, efficiency and appearance principles.