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e-Learning Lingo Podcast #26-Legally Blind

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Announcer: The e-Learning Lingo Podcast.

Mary Kay Lofurno: Hello, this is Mary Kay Lofurno, Marketing Director here at SyberWorks, and welcome to the 26th episode of the e-Learning Lingo Podcast series. Last week, Dave Powell talked about leading and lagging indicators.

This week, Dave will talk about what it means to be legally blind as it relates to e-learning accessibility. So I ask you; “Do you know your e-Learning Lingo?

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Mary Kay: Hi Dave. So tell us about the definition of “legally blind.”

David Powell: In North America one is legally blind when they have, one: a visual field not greater than 20 degrees wide, or two: visual acuteness of 20/200 or less in the better eye after correction.

In general, the World Health Organization estimates that 2.6 percent of the world's population is visually impaired. It's important to remember that there are many different forms and conditions of visual disability, so the additional e-learning criteria for being legally blind will also include the audience, their needs, and their geo-political locations.

Mary Kay Lofurno: Thanks, Dave! Have a good afternoon.

David Powell: You too! Talk to you soon.

Mary Kay Lofurno: This is Mary Kay Lofurno, Marketing Director at SyberWorks. Thanks for listening to episode 26 of the e-Learning Lingo Podcast. This week Dave Powell talked about what it means to be legally blind as it relates to e-learning accessibility. The episode 26 podcast audio and transcript will be posted on the e-Learning Lingo Podcast blog.

Next time on the e-Learning Lingo Podcast, we will talk about a technique used in instructional design. Until that time, have a great week.

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