Knowledge base tag results offers an online Braille and audio letter production services. The service offers a 24 hour turnaround for the printing and posting of Braille and audio letters to any location in the world.

This web page from the European Blind Union gives a list of important dates for EBU and all the people who have visual impairments such as the anniversary of its foundation (27 August 1984) or the World Sight Day (12 October)

In this publication we focus on the accessibility of printed and electronic documents intended for a broad audience including websites, books, invoices, letters, leaflets etc.

Good interior lighting facilitates the performance of daily activities (ADL) of the visually impaired in their homes. To view the presentation, click the powerpoint presentation at the link below. Presentation at the 3rd SensAge conference at York, June 23 by Frouck de Boer (Royal Dutch Visio).

Cette recherche réalisée grâce à une subvention du Réseau de recherche en réadaptation de Montréal et de l'Ouest du Québec consiste en une revue de la littérature en regard de l'adaptation des personnes âgées à la déficience visuelle, spécifiquement en ce qui a trait aux variables psychosociales reliées, d'une part, au phénomène de vieillissement, et d'autre part, à celui de la déficience visuelle proprement dite.

Les lunettes simulant un handicap visuel grave se présentent sous forme de lunettes de plastique recyclable démontrant les pathologies oculaires les plus répandues. Elles sont utilisées pour sensibiliser la population aux différentes façons de voir des personnes ayant une basse vision et permettent de prendre conscience des impacts que vivent celles-ci au quotidien.

As we age, our bodies experience natural changes that can dramatically influence the safety of our own home. Often these changes occur gradually, almost undetectably, until suddenly there is a fall or a deterioration of independence. This text will tell what changes you can make at home to make it safer for elderly people who experience sensory disabilities that are acquired with age.

Grâce au tube Daylight qui restitue un éclairage proche de la lumière naturelle la lampe Daylight E38017 réduit la fatigue oculaire et les reflets et permet de lire confortablement. Sur batterie ou sur secteur, la lampe « Freedoom » Daylight E38017 est transportable et fonctionne pendant 3,5 heures sur batterie.

ZoomText est un logiciel conçu pour les mal-voyants. Il permet d’agrandir de façon modulable tout ou partie de l’écran de l’ordinateur quelque soit l’application et d'en lire en partie, pour la version vocale. La modification des couleurs est proposée ainsi que l’amélioration du pointeur de souris et du curseur de texte. Une version sur clé Usb permet de se déplacer. Avec la caméra ZoomText l’ordinateur peut se transformer en télé-agrandisseur.

Le télé-agrandisseur informatique MLS Computer HD portable sans écran, est simple et rapide à raccorder à un moniteur ou un ordinateur portable sur le port USB. Il permet la vision de loin et aussi de près, avec une prise d’image via le logiciel fourni avec l’appareil

Télé-agrandisseur transportable multifonction connectable sur écran avec connexion HDMI, permet la vision de près te de loin. Pourvu d’une caméra Haute Définition, qualité d’image inégalée, il permet l’agrandissement jusqu’à 85x sur un écran 24’’ ; il propose 3 modes d’affichage (couleur, noir & blanc, inversion vidéo) et l’amélioration du contraste. Il est fourni avec une valise de transport.

Visiobook est un télé-agrandisseur pour déficients visuels, portable et léger comme un ordinateur portable, facile à ranger et à transporter. Il permet la lecture de documents et la vision d’un tableau et il peut être utilisé pendant 5 heures de façon autonome.

This short document gives many useful informations on blindness and sight loss. People with no previous knowledge can read this article without difficulty.

Loupe électronique, aide optique pour les personnes qui souffrent de déficience visuelle et permettant la lecture de documents avec grossissement et modification des contrastes. Appareil portable, avec image en haute définition, permettant de sauvegarder les images.

This document contains guidance on accessibility in the form of Frequently Asked Questions regarding practical aspects of web content creation. Each question provides comments and clarifications about typical accessibility issue that webmasters and internet editors face in their daily work.

Report on two big projects BIOVI took on in order to secure access to information for visually impaired people in Iceland, with special attention to the needs of senior citizens with visual impairments.

Background. There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community.

The "Guide Dogs for the Blind Seniors" Program covers all services free of charge including: -Transportation to and from the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus -Room and board -Dog equipment -A Guide Dog

This webpage provides a list of different vision and hearing assistive devices to allow elderly people to have an as independent life as they can.

This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about age-related macular degeneration. An eye care professional who has examined the patient's eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions.

This webpage provides a list of assistive devices to allow elderly people to have an as independent life as they can, including vision and hearing assistive devices among many others.

The efficiency of the sensory organs—vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—declines with age, but the age of onset and rate of decline differ markedly among people. This publication explains the sensory changes older people experience and suggests what you can do to help.

As individuals age, it is common to experience changes in sensory perceptions—vision, hearing, smell, etc. Modifying one’s home environment to compensate for sensory loss can assist the older adult in maximizing their independence and ability to age in place. First, it is important to understand how the environment is perceived and negotiated by the older person.

There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community.

On the home page of the egdms website, you can find tips and advice on: How does a guide dog get trained to help you? The steps to take to get pet insurance for your guide dog What are the benefits of having a guide dog?

This short video (6 minutes) from the European Commission explains what are your rights as a passenger with reduced mobility when traveling by train, bus or plane.

The first section of the document contains the elements constituting the program for the elderlies at Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille: values, framework, context, as well as the environment. The second section is related to the structure and implementation of the program. The third and final section focuses on program evaluation is a process of collecting and analyzing data, which is an aid to decision making.

Various forms and degrees of visual impairment and functional deficits may occur in patients with age related macular degeneration (ARMD). [etc.] To view the content, please visit the full-text article (read below).

This cross-sectional study included visually impaired persons who were referred to a low-vision rehabilitation center. Determinants were identified in different domains of participation. In: Quality of Life Research (2012) 21(1): 87-97.

The present article focusses on the driving ability of older people and its link to visual problems.

Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals with macular degeneration: A review of effective training programs. Please, click the pdf-file at the bottom, to read the fullt text article.

Press release from the European Commission Many disabled and reduced mobility air travellers still face problems of unjustified refusals, and other unfair demands when attempting to travel.

These guidelines to improve and facilitate the application of Regulation (EC) N° 1107/2006 (the "Regulation") have been prepared in the form of answers to the most frequently asked questions on the Regulation.

Une équipe pluridisciplinaire du centre gériatrique de Champmaillot du CHRU de Dijon fait le point dans le domaine de la basse-vision en gériatrie. Ce livre est destiné à aider aussi bien les professionnels de santé que les directeurs et les familles.

This paper on sensory changes addresses common changes seen with old age and the disease states and injury that occurs more frequently in aging and that impact the sensory system.

This press release published on the Parliament's Magazine Regional Review introduces the European Thematic Network on Assistive Information project. The ETNA Network will implement, over a period of 3 years, a European Web Portal providing unified access to all ICT AT resources available on the Web in relation to the needs of all stakeholders, involved as AT users, professionals, developers and policy-makers.

Some of the best known, expert information providers in Europe have joined together to create the biggest, most comprehensive information service on assistive technology (AT) serving older and disabled people, their families and carers across the globe. On this webpage, you can find all the information you need on the existing assistive devices that can be used by elderly people with sensory disabilities and other people with all kinds of disabilities.

This press release published on the Italian website introduces the European Thematic Network on Assistive Information project. The ETNA Network will implement, over a period of 3 years, a European Web Portal providing unified access to all ICT AT resources available on the Web in relation to the needs of all stakeholders, involved as AT users, professionals, developers and policy-makers.

As many as 1 in 5 people ages 70 years or older have both hearing and vision loss. This article examines dual sensory loss, and provides recommendations for better serving the needs of this unique and growing patient population.

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.

This document is intended for people who have a disability that make web browsing difficult. It provides references to resources, including detailed documentation and step-by-step guides, to help you customize your particular web browser and computer setup.

This report would not have been possible without the time and commitment given by older blind and partially sighted people living in Tullamore, Salzburg and Marseille. Participants in the focus groups were able to share their experiences of adapting to poor vision whilst endeavouring to continue accessing the communities in which they lived.

This paper focusses on Universal Design which is a process that seeks to create products and environments that can be used equally effectively by everyone, including people with significant levels of disablement. Creating environments that are more “universal” requires a special understanding of the performance characteristics of those who are potentially marginalized by less inclusive design strategies.

Listening to a speaker while hearing another speaker talks is a challenging task for elderly listeners. We show that elderly listeners over the age of 65 with various degrees of age-related hearing loss benefit in this situation from also seeing the speaker they intend to listen to.

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.

The present document is the official handbook of the KnowProVip project. This project developped a course for professionals dealing with visually impaired persons and who want to better understand the specificities of elderly people.

WCAG 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.

The process of aging begins at birth and continues throughout life. Change is an inevitable part of the aging process. Sensation is the physical and mental process that allows us to receive information from our surrounding environment through the ears, skin, tongue, nostrils, eyes and other specialized sense organs. Key sensing processes include vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell.

The online magazine NIH Medline Plus, a publication of the National Institutes of Health and the Friends of of the National Library of Medicine, published a webpage explaining the different visual impairments people can suffer from.

This short video (less than 5 minutes) was made by the European Commission for people with reduced mobility. It runs through a new European regulation that guarantees more rights for both the disabled and people with reduced mobility when they travel by air.

Instead of applying the usual longitudinal methods to assess the outcome of low-vision rehabilitation services in terms of vision-related quality of life, a three-level Item Response Theory (IRT) method was proposed.

This is the second part of a two-part article on sensory impairment in older adults. The paper focusses on all the issues surounding visual impairment and blindness. It is especially intended for nurses but anyone interested in elderly people and visual loss can read it.

This document shows how Web accessibility depends on several components working together and how improvements in specific components could substantially improve Web accessibility. It also shows how the WAI guidelines address these components.

Although this guide gives general guidance for people with impaired vision aged 18-55, many good practices apply to peaople aged 55 and above. This guide gives general guidance on the housing and support needs of adults aged 18- 55 with impaired vision. It is based on research carried out at University College London between March 2003 and February 2005, jointly sponsored by the Housing Corporation and Thomas Pocklington Trust.

This web page was developped in the context of the Web Accessibility Initiative by W3C and is intended for people with disabilities who have difficulties accessing the Web. It gives an introduction to Web accessibility.

Purpose: this study examined the relation of dual and single sensory impairments, within the context of cognitive function, by using the framework of everyday competence in terms of the probability of difficulty with specific personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs, respectively)

This paper presents estimates of the prevalence of visual impairment and its causes in 2002, based on the best available evidence derived from recent studies. Estimates were determined from data on low vision and blindness as defined in the International statistical classification of diseases, injuries and causes of death.

Abstract Background It has been well established that increasing age is associated with decreasing functional ability in older adults. It is important to understand the specific factors that affect instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and functional independence among older adults with sensory disabilities.

Objectives. We investigated the health, activity, and social participation of people aged 70 years or older with vision impairment, hearing loss, or both.

ABSTRACT PURPOSE: To determine the causes of low vision in an elderly population attended by a university visual rehabilitation service and to check for the use of prescribed optical aids

This is the report of a survey of the views and experiences of 23 housing and social care stakeholders in London, all with a responsibility for service provision to people with a vision impairment. Stakeholders include 9 local authority social service departments, 6 local authority housing departments, 4 voluntary sector organisations, and 3 housing associations.

This document is made for stakeholder teams and managers of programs serving older visually impaired customers. It aims to facilitate the exercise of drafting and revision programming rehabilitation teams in place. L’association des établissements en réadaptation en déficience physique du Québec is regrouping all the rehabilitation agencies in Québec for people with sensorial disabilities.

This journal article from Age and Ageing is a scientific study that compared the balance activity of elderly people with and without visual impairment. The authors found that people with visual disability had an impaired balance ability. This imply that people with visual impairment might be more prone to falls.

It is well documented that decrements in sensory function increase sharply with age. Across an array of studies, age has been implicated as a major predictor of declines to both visual and auditory sensory function.

This report explores the levels of vision and hearing impairments among the elderly, the changes in those levels over the last decade, common devices and procedures used to reduce the impact of these impairments, and the potential for future reductions.

An older person may find it easier to change their ways of performing daily tasks when he/she understands how the aging process affects their sensory system. Then, one can begin to make appropriate adaptations and accept those sensory losses that cannot be completely overcome.