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The Open Look for Seniors with Sensory Disabilities

Image of a tree, made of a wordcloud of different SensAge-words and sentences

This (YouTube) video and creative tree give the opportunity to introduce elderly people with sensory disabilities to the wonders of today's assistive technology and show them that Assistive Technology products are user-friendly and multifaceted.

 

Date: 7 November 2013 08:38
Author: Liliya Plastunova
Organization: ICEVI
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
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Method Specialist Care for visually impaired elderly at De Vlasborch

Logo of Royal Dutch Visio, including a butterfly.

The Method Specialist Care was created to map the wishes of the inhabitants of De Vlasborch, a home for the visually impaired elderly. Next to that the method will equip the employees of Royal Dutch Visio.

 

Date: 11 June 2013 16:15
Author: Royal Dutch Visio
Organization: Royal Dutch Visio
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises

Effective reading courses for elderly with macular degeneration

Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of visual impairment among older adults in Western Europe. It severely affects reading performance. We considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading. There was no strong support in favor of one particular training method for rehabilitation of reading in macular degeneration, but there is evidence that older individuals with macular degeneration can be trained to improve reading performance.

 

Date: 1 January 2012 00:00
Author: J. Pijnacker, P. Verstraten, W. van Damme, J. Vandermeulen, B. Steenbergen
Organization: www.springer.com; Royal Dutch Visio
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications

Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals with macular degeneration: A review of effective training programs

Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of visual impairment amongolder adults. It severely affects reading performance. People with MD have to rely onperipheral vision for reading. In this review, we considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading, with a focus on eccentric viewing, oculomotorcontrol, or perceptual learning. 

 

Date: 1 January 2011 00:00
Author: J. Pijnacker, P. Verstraten [et al.]
Organization: www.academia.edu; Royal Dutch Visio
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications
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Skills > Communication, Sensory

Effects and feasibility of a standardised orientation and mobility training in using an identification cane for older adults with low vision

Orientation and mobility training  in using an identification cane is provided to people with low vision to facilitate independent participation in the community. This paper presents the design of a randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate this standardised training in using the identification cane in older adults with low vision.

 

 

Date: 27 August 2009 00:00
Author: Zijlstra, G.A.R., van Rens, G.H.M.B., Scherder, E.J.A., Brouwer, D.M., van der Velde, J., Verstraten, P.F.J. & Kempen, G.I.J.M.
Organization: BMC Health Services Research; Royal Dutch Visio
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications

Feasibility and reliability of body composition measurements in adults with severe intellectual and sensory disabilities

Anthropometric measurements are widely used to reliably quantify body composition and to estimate risks of overweight in healthy subjects and in patients. However, information about the reliability of anthropometric measurements in subjects with severe intellectual and sensory disabilities is lacking.

 

Date: 4 January 2009 00:00
Author: Waninge, A.; W. van der Weide; I.J. Evenhuis [et al.]
Organization: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications

Visual functioning questionnaire: reevaluation of psychometric properties for a group of working-age adults

The Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ-25) is one of the most widely used measures of vision-related quality of life. However, the questionnaire does not meet some psychometric quality criteria. The objectives of this study were first to obtain the factor structure of the VFQ-25, and second, to obtain interval scales by Rasch analysis.

 

 

Date: 8 January 2007 00:00
Author: Langelaan, M; Nispen, Ruth van [et al.]
Organization: Optometry and vision science
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications