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As the VISAL (Visually Impaired Seniors Active Learning) project enters its final stages, one of the key resources developed during the project is now available. The VISAL toolkit is designed to enable those working with older people with visual impairments to help and encourage them to participate actively in their local community.

L-Mail.com 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.

Ms Sylvie Bilodeau (INLB). Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, 23 June 2014: Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. Please click at the powerpoint presentation below to view the presentation.

Géré par la Mutualité Française Anjou Mayenne, le CRBV, établissement de Soins de Suite et de Réadaptation, établissement de santé privé d’intérêt collectif (ESPIC), propose à près de 400 personnes déficientes visuelles par an, un bilan personnalisé des capacités fonctionnelles visuelles et un parcours de rééducation, réadaptation et un accompagnement personnalisé.

La revue trimestrielle La Canne Blanche est éditée en noir, braille abrégé, sur cassettes, et en version audio au format Daisy ; elle est diffusée gratuitement à tous les adhérents de Fédération des Aveugles et Handicapés Visuels de France. La revue traite d'articles généraux susceptibles d'intéresser les personnes aveugles et malvoyantes tout comme les donateurs et abonnés.

A number of studies have shown the effectiveness of group approaches for older persons with a visual impairment (VI). In the studies surveyed, the programs aim at improving functional and/or psychosocial self-management. Contents and forms of these group approaches are briefly addressed, as well as their impact and the main barriers to participation of VI elderlies to group interventions.

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.

Appareil combinant un téléagrandisseur haute définition et une machine à lire. Narratello 2 Plus, permet de lire grâce à la synthèse vocale, journaux, courrier, livres, même si les yeux sont trop fatigués.

L'aide électronique de lecture ERA, de la forme d'une souris d'ordinateur, permet à l'utilisateur de visualiser et d’agrandir considérablement des images ou du texte, avec modification des contrastes, sur l'écran d’un téléviseur ou à d'un moniteur.

Tensiomètre à brassard entièrement automatique avec affichage grands caractères sur large écran et fonction de parole en Anglais, Français, Espagnol. Très simple d'utilisation, ce tensiomètre propose, en plus des données vocales, une lecture extrêmement facile grâce à son grand écran LCD à gros caractères.

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.

Bloc-notes braille, très léger et compact, Braillesense U2 Mini est équipé d'une plage Braille intégrée de 18 caractères et d'une synthèse vocale. Il ne pèse que 425g Une grande capacité de stockage : pas besoin de transporter une carte mémoire complémentaire pour le stockage des données. 4 Go de mémoire Flash intégrés procurent un espace suffisant pour les documents, bases de données, musique et plus encore

L’imprimante Index Braille Basic D V4 est une embosseuse recto-verso utilisant le principe d’impression continue sur papier listing. Sa vitesse est de 90 caractères par seconde (mode recto-verso). Avec des points braille d'excellente qualité, le procédé d'impression réduisant le risque de trous et de points craquelés et une sélection des paramètres contrôlés par un affichage numérique.

Le logiciel de revue d'écran Jaws offre un accès vocal complet à l'environnement Windows et aux applications logicielles tant standard que spécifique. JAWS standard est compatible avec les éditions familiales de Windows, y compris Windows 8. Un afficheur braille peut-être connecté pour une lecture braille.

Esytime est un bloc-notes braille qui gère tous les formats braille (littéraire, abrégé, informatique, mathématique et musical) grâce à son application Esysuite. C'est à la fois un bloc-notes braille, un ordinateur et un terminal braille. Une nouvelle technologie capte le mouvement des doigts sur la plage braille et permet, entre autres, par des mouvements simples, de cliquer, de se déplacer de 32 caractères à droite ou à gauche.

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.

La Maxlupe Color V5 est un télé-agrandisseur portable pour personne déficiente visuelle qui permet la lecture de documents grâce au grossissement. La qualité de l’image et la possibilité d’orienter l’écran permet une lecture aisée.

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.

Une machine à lire portable combinant une reconnaissance de texte très rapide qui peut être utilisée sur secteur ou de manière autonome.

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.

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 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.

According to the World Health Organisation 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, of which 65% is 50 years or older. Due to an aging population in the more developed nations, the prevalence of visual impairment increases rapidly.

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.

This study is intended to contribute to existing research on long-term psychosocial adaptation to age-related vision loss.

To examine discrepancies and similarities regarding the psychological impact of visual impairment in patients of different age.

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.

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

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

The pilot study reported here determined the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary group rehabilitation program, Visually Impaired Elderly Persons Participating (VIPP), on psychosocial functioning.

Main topics - The impact of vision loss at old age - Social support and loneliness - Building and maintaining a personal network

Lights, contrasts and guides for the elderly in EMS. This publication illustrates the perceptions of the visually impaired persons in their environment. This publication illustrates the perceptions of the visually impaired persons in their environment.

Participation of the visually impaired elderly, determinants and intervention, dissertation by Manna Alma

An overview of the results of the European Expert Meeting on Ageing People with Visual Impairment that was held at April 4-5 2011 in Vught, the Netherlands. The direct reason for this meeting was a request from ICEVI Europe to get the theme 'ageing people' more substantially on their conference agenda.

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.

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 wwww.nonautosufficienza.it 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.

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.

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.

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.

Quoiqu'aucun outil spécifique de dépistage de l’épuisement des aidants naturels des personnes ayant une déficience visuelle n’ait été répertorié, nous en avons identifié deux, qui ont été utilisés dans des recherches scientifiques en déficience visuelle, ainsi que deux autres qui ont été développés ou traduits par des chercheurs québécois. Ils sont brièvement présentés dans ce document-synthèse de veille informationnelle.

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.

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.

The purpose of this literature review is to provide information about the eye health care needs of older adults. Age-related eye diseases and conditions are the most important drivers for the various types of eye health care required by older adults.

The studies presented in this thesis were performed at the Department of Ophthalmology and the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute) of the VU University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. The EMGO Institute participates in the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (CaRe) which was re-acknowledged in 2000 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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.

Hearing loss is more common in the ageing population as compared to young adults. Individuals are not protected from other causes of hearing loss just because they are in work. Their hearing may therefore be at risk from causes not related to their occupation.

As we age we are increasingly likely to suffer from chronic conditions. Hearing impairment is among the top three such conditions along with arthritis and hypertension.1 It may have become a problem for the first time in old age or may have been acquired when younger or at birth.

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.