The objective of the project Intelligible City For All is the enhancement of the sense of security and self confidence of presbycusis people, whose hearing degradation increases with age.
This project targets the design of embedded solutions in mass products of the larger public at reasonable cost for both populations: with pseudo-normal and presbyacoustic hearing.
Ms Sylvie Bilodeau (INLB).
Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, 23 June 2014: Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities.
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L’instructeur en locomotion, est un professionnel de la réadaptation et de la rééducation fonctionnelle; visant l’accès à l’autonomie et à la sécurité des personnes malvoyantes ou aveugles dans le cadre de leur mobilité et de leurs déplacements.
Il travaille en centre de rééducation et aussi dans des services de gériatrie ou dans des lieux de vie.
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.
Orientation and mobility
Introduction to O&M, information on who are eligible for training. Advice on how to get information on aims and methods of O&M training and who to contact to get training by qualified O&M teachers.
Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons Dodir provides support for all deafblind people in Croatia. Support systems are divided into two parts: Support service and Centre for Sign Language interpreting.
Support Service includes providing intervenors( support in mobility) and home instructors ( support for eldery deafblind)
Centre for Sign Language Interpreting- sign language interpreters
The prevalence of falls among seniors is high and represents a public health problem. Falls result from an interaction of multiple intrinsic (individual condition and behaviour) and extrinsic (environment) risk factors, among which are vision disorders. This brought us to ascertain the extent of knowledge and current evidence on the effectiveness of prevention measures from a visual point of view, and on the impact of rehabilitation on reducing falls among older adults with visual impairments.
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.
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.
Usher syndrome type II is characterized by moderate to severe congenital deafness, normal vestibular function, and retinitis pigmentosa usually appearing in the patient’s late twenties or early thirties. Clinicians in the deaf-blindness program run jointly by the INLB and the IRD have noticed that certain individuals with this form of the syndrome complain of vertigo, dizziness and loss of balance.
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.
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.
Les personnes ayant un syndrome d’Usher ou une rétinite pigmentaire ont souvent de la difficulté à accepter d’utiliser une canne blanche dans leurs déplacements, principalement en raison de son caractère symbolique. De ce fait, ils ne recourent que tardivement aux services en orientation et mobilité pour apprendre les techniques d’utilisation de la canne, alors que des interventions plus précoces leur seraient davantage bénéfique.
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.