The everyday life information behaviour of visually impaired students at Stellenbosch University
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This article investigated the everyday life information behaviour of students with visual impairment at Stellenbosch University (SU). Ten students with sight disabilities from various faculties completed a questionnaire administered by the University’s Braille Office. The key findings revealed that students with visual impairments consulted friends, family members and lecturers for both personal and academic information, relied heavily on the support and services of the Braille Office, used assistive technology to find websites, online full text journal articles and e-books. The everyday behaviour of students with visual impairments at Stellenbosch University conformed to McKenzie’s (2003) everyday life information behaviour model.
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