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Title: Development Of Physical Activity Pyramid In Braille For Visually Impaired Adults
Authors: Norakyairee Mohd Raus
Lian Hooi San
Nik Shanita Safii
Keywords: Vision impairment, physical activity pyramid, Braille
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Series/Report no.: vol 2 No 1 (2018);
Abstract: People with vision impairment(VI)are usually physically and socially inactive.39% of visually impaired (VI) and physical disability youth were classified as sedentary.The aim of this study was to develop an education tool to educate and encourage the visually impaired (VI) population to be more physically active and thereby prevent health problems, improve their well-being, enhance social skills and help them to build self-confidence. Interview sessions with the VIadults (n=4) and two experts in this field were carried out and the inputs collected were used to modify the current Malaysian physical activity pyramid. The modified physical activity pyramid for the VIpopulation was then being printed in Braille.It was also being tested by a small group of VI adults(n=10).All the participants understood the diagram and guidelines carried by the Braille physical activity pyramid and it was well-accepted by them.Finally, the physical activity pyramid in Braillefor adultswith VI was developed. It can beservedas an education tool for the VI population as it has been tailored to their capability and daily lifestyle.
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