Construction of Assistive Technology for Blind Women: Handbook on Behavioral Contraceptive Methods


It notes the need of searching for technologies and strategies that encompass the universe to be reached, considering the peculiarities of each customer. Thus, there is a need to develop educational technologies on sexuality in accessible formats and inclusiveness to promote health to the blind people. This study aimed to describe the construction of an assistive technology for blind women on sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on behavioral contraceptive methods. This is a study of development of assistive technology on sexual and reproductive health. Results presented in two categories: 1) content and 2) appearance. The construction of educational textbooks for blind people is to facilitate the lives of these people.

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de Oliveira, M. and Pagliuca, L. (2014) Construction of Assistive Technology for Blind Women: Handbook on Behavioral Contraceptive Methods. Creative Education, 5, 1979-1983. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.523222.

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