Oh dear. I goofed.
I promised (see ‘ Does my Blog Look Big in this?’) that whenever I include an image or diagram I’d provide a figure description.
But then a few days later I went right ahead and included a sketch showing what my hemianopia ‘looks’ like but forgot to make it accessible by giving a figure description.
So here’s the description I should have included in my last post, ‘Can I ever drive again?’
‘Sketch shows two circles, representing the visual field in the left and right eyes respectively. In the circle representing the left eye, the left-hand part is mostly white except for a small dark outlier. The right-hand part mostly black except for a grey strip near the centre and a smaller grey region further off. In the circle representing the right eye the left-hand part is all white. In the right-hand part there is a broad band of black near the centre but then the remainder is grey. This indicates nearly all right peripheral vision has been lost in the left eye, and most but not all of it in the right eye.’
You might like to see if you can reconstruct the sketch reasonably from the description, and then compare it with the sketch in the original post. I don’t know how well I’ve done. These figure descriptions are very difficult to write and although I’ve had a lot of practice writing them for Open University course materials I still find producing them very challenging.