Minimizing Glare

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NARRATOR 1: A television screen with a white spot on the upper left corner. It sits in front of a window.

BRYAN: This illustrates glare that may result from the inappropriate positioning of the TV in the seating area, in relationship to a light source, like the window. If the TV is placed in front of the window, so you're looking directly towards the sunlight, glare will result. In addition, if light from a lamp, or an overhead light reflects on to the screen, there will be glare.

NARRATOR 1: A man at a desk, with a woman writing a check.

BRYAN: Illumination is extremely important for a person with visual impairments for most tasks. However, proper positioning is also important. If the light is positioned inappropriately, so it's coming directly into their eyes, glare may result. A special problem may result if there is a glass, or a shiny surface on the table as well. A better position might be if the light is coming from the person's side, or from slightly behind.

NARRATOR 1: He moves a desk lamp near the woman's right side. Then, the woman standing in front of an open and lighted kitchen cabinet.

BRYAN: This illustrates glare that may occur when a person looks directly into a light source. These well-intentioned lights, positioned in the cabinet to help illuminate the dishes, create glare when a person looks directly into them.

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