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eVision55+

Start and end date: 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2009
Funding frame: EU: Grundtvig Multilateral Projects
Duration: 24 months
Project coordinator: BFW Halle
Website of the project: eVision55+ website

Inclusion of people above 55 with decreasing eyesight by e-technology

Aims of the project

We are facing Europe’s population growing older resulting in a rising quota of people at older age. Ageing quite often means to deal with declining eyesight in daily living.

The project eVision55+ aims to actively promote the maintenance and further development of high-quality social life and social interactions for people above the age of 55. The project is designed to widen these people’s knowledge on age-related eye conditions and to give advice to keep independence and much-loved activities.

The project promotes the setup of Internet based networks at local, national and European levels; encouraging participants to develop wider participation in social and life opportunities. The activities in these networks will include topics like daily living skills for people with declining eyesight, low vision information services and the utilization of New Media in accessing various aspects of social interaction and communication.