Vishnu R, Fazil P
Abstract: The inability to see, a medical condition that over 37 million people in the world suffer from, out of which 15 million are from India. There is a sequence of phenomenon established by WHO (World Health Org.) that is associated with blindness, which goes: Disease-Impairment- Disability- Handicap. There is always an aura of negativity surrounding blindness or visually impaired, over the years the gap between the blind community and the rest of the world has never been wider. Blindness has created a toxic cycle of illiteracy which leads to poverty and ultimately low social standings. With their loss of vision, blind people lose visual perception which accounts for 80-85 % of the complete perception that a normal person has. Although it is hard to find a silver- lining amidst this darkness, blind people have heightened senses which vary from person to person depending on their intelligence. This to examine the relationship between non visual context, and civil engineering perspectives together.
Keywords: Revival, Impairment, Visual impairment, Disease, Disability, Handicap