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The intention of the Guide is to present some good practice examples of civil dialogue on ageing issues including those that promote social inclusion in old age. The Guide also makes some proposals on how best to implement and participate in the civil dialogue process across all national policy-making levels: from governmental level down through to regional and local level strategies and initiatives which aim to improve the daily lives of older people.

Contents What is a cochlear implant? How does a cochlear implant work? Who gets cochlear implants? How does someone receive a cochlear implant? What does the future hold for cochlear implants? Where can I get additional information?

A validation of the article “Sjekkliste for kartlegging av kombinerte alvorlige sansetap blant eldre” (Kolbein Lyng, Else Marie Svingen). This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Severe Dual Sensory Loss screening tool, a tool designed to help nurses and care assistants to identify hearing, visual and dual sensory impairment in older adults.

The checklist is developed for use in nursing and care services where the staff knows the users from everyday life. The questions in the checklist refer to typical behavioral characteristics for severe visual- and hearing impairment and one question about possession of technical aids for vision and/or hearing.

International medical symposium in Marseille in France in May 2014, with a presentation of a network about deaph and blind people. This network was created by: Individuals,Professionals and users representatives, all staff members People interested in the subject of deafblindness A common concern: What, how and where can I help?

In France, millions of caregivers regularly help with non-professional help at least one person in their lives living at home: take to the doctor, housework, help for eating, financial or material support Plusieurs millions d’aidants aident régulièrement et à titre non professionnel au moins une personne de leur entourage vivant à domicile. Une journée nationale leur est consacrée.

In this webpage of the British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG), you can find 39 frequently asked questions people might ask themselves about cochlear implants.

On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, AGE co-organised a high-level seminar addressing the issue of older people’s human rights in the area of long-term care. The event presented two new relevant EU initiatives and discussed how to strengthen legal protection of older people in need of care and assistance and safeguard dignity in old age.

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.

Le Li1 est une invention qui révolutionne la vie des seniors et de leur entourage. Avec ses capteurs invisibles et son système de cartes polyvalentes, la sécurité de la personne âgée est assurée et sa vie facilitée. D'une simplicité enfantine, le Li1 veille sur la santé et la sécurité de son utilisateur, mais il lui permet aussi de téléphoner, recevoir des messages, écouter la radio, surfer sur le net, recevoir des informations ciblées et gérer son agenda!

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.

ProDeafToolkit is an innovation European project in continuing professional development. To help the public and businesses to meet the requirements of anti-discrimination laws our consortium seeks solutions to put in place the teaching and knowledge needed to adress the needs of deaf and hearing impaired people in society.

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)

Le Centre Local d 'Information et de Coordination a vocation à être un lieu ressource pour les personnes âgées et leur entourage ; un lieu d’accueil, d’information et d’orientation qui conseille et délivre des renseignements complets sur les différents services existants pour les retraités, les personnes âgées et leur entourage, et pour les professionnels de la gérontologie et du maintien à domicile.

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.

Mr. Gordon Dryden. Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, June 24 2014 (project meeting): Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. Please click at the powerpoint presentation below to view the presentation.

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).

Le Sacom, Service d’Accessibilité à la COMmunication, s’adresse plus particulièrement aux personnes sourdes, devenues sourdes ou malentendantes, pour une interprétation du français vers la LSF et inversement, une aide à la communication pour d’autres situations ou une réponse adaptée aux moyens de communication utilisés, une prise de notes manuscrites, ou une saisie informatique projetée sur écran (TAO).

L’ Equipe d’Appui en Adaptation Réadaptation (EARR) de l’Agglomération Angevine intervient pour favoriser le maintien à domicile des personnes âgées, personnes atteintes de maladies chroniques et personnes en situation de handicap vieillissantes en risque de perte d’autonomie dont la fragilité a été repérée par un professionnel de premier recours.

Le CICAT est un espace d’information, de conseil, de démonstration et de prêt, dédié aux aides techniques spécifiques à la déficience sensorielle (visuelle et/ou auditive). C'est une plate-forme d’aides techniques, situé a Angers, qui apporte des informations et des conseils sur les outils spécifiques à la déficience sensorielle relevant de différents domaines de la vie.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Helen Petrie, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, University of York. 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.

Ms Jeign Craig Vice President Hipen. 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.

Ms Stefana Cankova (EASPD) 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.

Ms Marie Chantal Wanet (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.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ove Vedel Anderson. Educational Consultant, Nordic Centre for Welfare & Social Issues. 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.

Mr. Gordon Dryden NCBI. 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.

Mr. Jawad Hajjam. 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.

Conference Chair. Dr Bláithín Gallagher, Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of York. 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.

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.

Ms Jeign Craig Vice President Hipen. 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 CERTA est un établissement sanitaire de Soins de Suite et de Réadaptation fonctionnelle, établissement de santé privé d’intérêt collectif (ESPIC). offre une réponse aux personnes adultes déficientes auditives, dans l’accompagnement à l’appareillage (prothèses auditives, implant cochléaire) ainsi qu’aux personnes souffrant d’acouphènes invalidants.

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 Maison Départementale de l'Autonomie est en France un groupement d’intérêt public présent dans les départements, qui a vocation à apporter le même service au bénéfice de l’ensemble des personnes requérant une aide à l’autonomie quels que soient leur âge, l’origine et la nature de leur déficience. La MDA est intégrée dans une organisation globale en charge de la politique départementale en faveur des personnes handicapées et des personnes âgées.

Réalisé par le Centich, espace d’accueil, d’information et de conseils en aides techniques parcours de sensibilisation et de prévention banc d’essai des technologies pour l’autonomie dans le logement, lieu d’échanges et de formation pour les professionnels. Un exemple d'innovation pour aider à compenser la perte d'autonomie dans tous les actes de la vie quotidienne.

Centre de ressources et d’orientation régional vers les pôles de compétences. Structure pour l’insertion professionnelle des personnes déficientes visuelles ou auditives et pour leur apporter des réponses ainsi qu’à leur entourage personnel ou professionnel, avec un espace labellisé d’exposition spécialisée le CICAT.

SURDI 49 est une structure départementale pour permettre aux malentendants et devenus-sourds de maintenir et développer une vie sociale et personnelle. Elle offre à ses adhérents un lieu d'accueil et de convivialité où l'on peut parler difficultés, projets, solutions avec d'autres personnes concernées par le même problème.

Bucodes SurdiFrance, union d'associations de malentendants et devenus sourds, oeuvre au niveau national pour informer et sensibiliser le plus grand nombre aux différentes pathologies auditives. Créée, animée et gérée par des personnes déficientes auditives, il a pour objectif de défendre les intérêts des devenus-sourds et malentendants et d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

A web site that aims to be an information base and a learning resource about how it is to live with impaired vision and / or hearing. It shows examples of measures that can be implemented and how the environment can relate to visual and hearing impairments to improve conditions both physically and socially. The web site is aimed at staff working in elderly care, but it can also be used by people who have vision and / or hearing impairment.

Le Comfort Duett est un amplificateur pour personne malentendante qui permet d’amplifier le son de différentes sources sonores comme la télévision ou le téléphone, par exemple, grâce à différents accessoires disponibles. Egalement utile pour les conversations en face à face, le Comfort Duett est appréciable dans de nombreuses situations de proximité.

Un regard pour deux – Conseils à l’usage de ceux qui voient, un court-métrage de 18 minutes en six séquences .voulu et réalisé par l’Association Valentin Haüy. Films disponibles en téléchargement ou sur YouTube à partir du site le l’AVH.

Guide "Pas cela...ceci" qui rassemble des conseils utiles dans différentes situations de la vie courante. Il apporte quelques réponses pratiques qui se posent à celles et ceux qui perdent la vue: C'est un outil d'échange entre les personnes concernées et leur entourage familial, amical et professionnel Il a été conçu par un collectif de professionnels, de représentants associatifs et de personnes malvoyantes et édité par l’AVH.

Plus de 120 Comités Régionaux et Locaux de l'Association Valentin Haüy (AVH) sont au service des aveugles et des malvoyants sur toute la France. Ils interviennent sur place auprès des personnes déficientes visuelles, qui y trouvent un accueil personnalisé et un ensemble de services, et auprès des instances locales en charge des questions relatives au handicap.

SSpécialement développé pour répondre aux besoins des utilisateurs aveugles et malvoyants, le Milestone 312 renferme dans un boîtier au format carte de crédit, un concentré de fonctionnalités : un lecteur enregistreur audio, lecteur audio multi formats pouvant lire des fichiers texte avec une synthèse vocale, un lecteur enregistreur audio, un tuner FM, une horloge avec fonction alarme, et un lecteur d’étiquettes RFID.

Tom's 3D propose une version du Scrabble Cartes accessible aux personnes déficientes visuelles. Les cartes du jeu imprimées en couleur sont complétées d’un dépôt de relief braille. Utilisez vos cartes lettres pour former un mot qui correspond à la carte instruction et posez vos cartes sur la table.

Crescendo Collier Magnétique - amplification jusqu’à 50dB pour avoir un confort optimal de l’écoute. Ce petit amplificateur est destiné à toute personne ayant besoin d'une aide à l'écoute. C’est un assistant d’écoute universel avec Collier Magnétique pour aides auditives ou implants cochléaires avec position T.

visuTone un appareil de signal compact aussi petit qu’un livre de poche. Il vous indique la sonnerie du téléphone ou une action à votre sonnette, au choix par un flash, par une sonnerie puissante ou par les deux simultanément.

Dès qu’un signal d’alarme est perçu par le micro du smartphone, celui-ci se met à vibrer, son écran s’allume et un pictogramme détaillant la nature de l’alerte est affiché en temps réel. Il existe dès le départ cinq alertes de bases pré-enregistrées : les sirènes d’ambulances, de pompiers, de police, l’alarme incendie et le détecteur de fumée.

A la fois, téléphone, GPS Piéton, loupe électronique, lecteur MP3 et livre audio, dictaphone, radio Telorion Zoom est un smartphone agrandisseur sous Androïd offrant un confort de lecture inégalé grâce à ses fonctionnalités avancées de grossissement de caractères et de vocalisation à la volée.

La Perkins SMART Brailler dispose d'un écran vidéo et d'une synthèse vocale qui affichent et vocalisent les lettres et les mots tapés, en temps réel. Les lettres et mots tapés sont affichés en noir et en braille, et la synthèse vocale les oralise en temps réel, offrant une expérience multisensorielle instantanée.

Fiches disponibles sur le site Internet de HandiCapZéro, qui les a réalisées, en partenariat avec les plus grandes marques électroménager, hifi, vidéo, son, soin du corps, les notices adaptées pour déficients visuels, reprennent les informations du mode d'emploi constructeur et sont complétées d'indications issues de tests.

Revue trimestrielle de l'ARDDS, réalisée en commun par le Bucodes SurdiFrance et l'ARDDS. Elle concerne toutes les personnes devenant malentendantes, ou sourdes. Vous y trouverez toutes les informations concernant la déficience auditive.

Le projet Hand'speaker a une ambition folle : faire parler les sourds et muets. Cette utopie est pourtant en train de se réaliser grâce à une équipe de 6 étudiants nancéiens À l'aide de capteurs positionnés sur le gant numérique, un signal est envoyé au smartphone qui analyse les mouvements et les retranscrit vocalement par un boîtier.

Le MuCEM, Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, inauguré en 2013 à l'entrée du port de Marseille, accessible pour tous avec des animations adaptées.. Un cube futuriste et un fort séculaire qui offrent un écrin majestueux flottant au-dessus de la Méditerranée.

L'accessibilité est l'une des priorités que l'Association Valentin Haüy (AVH) s'est fixée depuis de nombreuses années. À ce titre, elle met en œuvre une réflexion approfondie pour anticiper le report des échéances d'application de la loi de 2005

5 établissements patrimoniaux qui se sont engagés dans une démarche d'excellence en matière d'accessibilité ont été récompensés. 50 000 euros pour les établissements de notre patrimoine historique qui s'engagent en faveur de l'accessibilité. Cinq lauréats ont été récompensés par la ministre de la culture le 27 mai 2014 lors d'une cérémonie organisée au Louvre.

Edition adaptée spéciale Brésil 2014, gratuite, en braille, audio et caractères agrandis. Pour suivre le déroulé de la compétition : équipes, groupes, rencontres, calendrier… En ligne l'info en continu sur le site de Handicap.fr

Le Bucodes SurdiFrance a mené un projet de campagne nationale d'information sur la perte d'audition, soutenu par l'INPES et par la Fondation de France. La campagne qui se fera via le médecin généraliste va consister à publier une brochure de 16 pages ainsi qui seront placées à la disposition des patients dans les salles d'attente de 25 000 médecins généralistes.

Le 114 : un numéro d’urgence au service des personnes ayant des difficultés à parler ou à entendre (sourds malentendants, aphasiques, dysphasiques). Plus besoin d’aller chercher une personne entendante pour contacter les pompiers, la gendarmerie, la police ou les urgences médicales ! C’est un gain de temps précieux qui peut sauver des vies.

Valentin-Haüy-Infos est une lettre d'information électronique mensuelle diffusée par l’Association Valentin Haüy. Elle est destinée à aviser les personnes non ou malvoyantes, leur famille ou leurs amis, des actions et services proposés par l'Association Valentin Haüy à leur intention

La technique de l’Audiovision, ou audiodescription, permet aux non-voyants et malvoyants de mieux suivre et comprendre un film sans voir les images. C’est un procédé qui consiste à insérer dans « le blanc des dialogues » une voix-off décrivant les éléments purement visuels du film : action, mouvements, expressions, décors, costumes...

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.

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.

L’Onyx XL est un télé-agrandisseur transportable, fabriqué par la société Freedom Scientificassurant un grossissement en vision de loin et de près. L’appareil comporte une caméra centrale et son bras télescopique permet d’incliner ou de régler la hauteur de l’écran, 19 ou 22 pouces, pour un confort de lecture optimal.

Un téléphone mobile qui peut tout faire par un simple appui sur une touche. Cela comprend la fonction d’urgence, qui appelle et envoie automatiquement un SMS d’alerte à des numéros prédéfinis. L’appareil comporte des fonctions alarme automatique en cas de perte de verticalité et d’absence de mouvement ; il est idéal pour la sécurité des personnes vivant ou travaillant seules et susceptibles d’avoir besoin d’aide.

Lexia II est une machine à lire capable de reconnaître tous les documents dactylographiés : dactylographiés et de les lire grâce à une synthèse vocale. II analyse un document en moins de 30 secondes Il est autonome et fonctionne sur batterie, assurant 7 heures de lecture sans avoir besoin de la brancher à son chargeur.

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.

Le Victor Reader de HumanWare est un lecteur de livres parlés numériques capable de lire des livres audio DAISY sur CD ou DVD et des fichiers MP3. Avec ses larges touches tactiles à contraste prononcé est accessible aux personnes aveugles ou ayant une basse vision.

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.

Facilement utlisable, cette pince Dymo vous permet d'étiqueter rapidement tous vos CD, DVD, conserves alimentaires, etc, en braille. Elle accepte les rubans adhésifs larges de 9 et 12 mm. Le disque possède un double affichage en braille et noir.

Largement ouvert au public mais labyrinthique, l’hôtel de la région Rhône-Alpes a bénéficié d’une démarche Haute qualité d’usage innovante en matière d’accessibilité pour tous les handicaps. Des équipements de guidage multisensoriels ont été généralisés.

En France, un nouveau dispositif national d'information « Surdité, où s'informer ? » est lancé le 16 décembre 2013. Il est composé d'une plateforme téléphonique : 0 812 040 040 (numéro d'appel au tarif local) et d'un site internet http://www.surdi.info/. Permanence accessible également en LSF.

Le téléphone Geemarc BDP400 dispose de grosses touches à symboles tactiles et d’un écran à très larges caractères. La boucle magnétique intégrée permet aux personnes malentendantes, équipées d’une prothèse auditive en position T, d’entendre parfaitement. Ce téléphone est équipé d'un assistant vocal.

Le téléphone Geemarc Serenities est un téléphone à grosses touches associé à un bracelet télécommande pour SOS avec détection de répondeur, décroché à distance, un son amplifié à +30 db, flash lumineux, et avec une aide vocale sur clavier et sur appel. Ecran avec caractères de grande taille et contraste ajustable.

PowerTel 880 (+40 dB) ensemble de téléphones filaire et sans fil pour plus de confort. C’est un téléphone filaire fortement amplifié comprenant un combiné sans fil et un téléphone filaire à touches extra larges, répondeur intégré, distorsion minimale et fonction main libre. Compatible avec tous les appareils auditifs

Le téléphone senior Doro PhoneEasy est un téléphone amplifié qui se distingue par ses 3 touches mémoires avec photos qui permettent d’appeler facilement les proches, par un simple appui sur une touche programmée avec la photo de la personne. Les touches du clavier sont grandes et larges et le volume est réglable et ajustable très facilement.

Le négociant en vins et champagnes en région Lyonnaise « Vigne Continue » a décidé d’offrir gracieusement à sa clientèle qui le souhaite l’étiquetage des bouteilles en Braille au moyen d’une sur-étiquette.

Un jeu vidéo sonore expérimental de sensibilisation aux handicaps cognitif, visuel et moteur. Jouable avec une touche. (PC) Le but est d'explorer un quartier s'inspirant de la Victoriaville (Québec) à l'occasion d'une expérience ludique de courte durée s'adressant à des publics variés.

Clavier AZERTY pour ordinateur à caractères agrandis et contrastés ayant les fonctionnalités équivalentes à un clavier standard. caractères blancs sur fond noir ou caractères noirs sur fond blanc.

Un jeu vidéo pédagogique permet de sensibiliser les familles et le personnel médical au quotidien des malvoyants. Une expérience immersive : le joueur est tour à tour placé «dans les yeux» de personnes déficientes visuelles, atteintes de différentes pathologies.

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.

Jeu d'échec pour personne aveugle avec ces pièces spécialement conçues pour être identifiées par le toucher, Les cases noires présentent une différence de hauteur afin d'être différenciées des cases blanches.

Jeu de cartes imprimées en gros caractères pour les personnes malvoyantes. Les cartes sont de taille standard pour faciliter la préhension.

Montre extra plate – braille – À quartz, pour personne aveugle. Pour toucher délicat, avec cadran gradué en relief pour lecture de l'heure avec les doigts. Les habituels points braille ont été remplacés par des petits brillants synthétiques.

Montres parlantes, à quartz, elles sont équipées d'un synthétiseur de parole restituant en français les différentes informations. Elles indiquent les heures et les minutes, disposent d'une ou de plusieurs alarmes, et permettent l'annonce automatique des heures pleines. Elles sont entièrement réglables par une personne non-voyante.

Ce pot doseur de liquide parlant est utile pour les personnes très malvoyantes ou non-voyantes pour mesurer différents liquides, eau, lait, huile de cuisine. Cet appareil permet ainsi mesurer des quantités différentes et réaliser des cocktails ou toutes autres recettes nécessitant de mélanger plusieurs aliments.

Ce couteau de haute précision et de fabrication suisse possède une lame dentelée et un guide en aluminium vous permettant de couper des tranches régulières. Il est destiné aux droitiers en tenant l'aliment à trancher avec la main gauche.

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.

La télécommande permet d’obtenir, un message audio bref et clair diffusé par une balise, soit une balise de localisation soit une balise d’orientation, ou flèche sonore. Lieux concernés : Gares, aéroports, transports en commun, feux tricolores, passages dangereux... Ce dispositif, couplé aux bandes podotactiles, permet de s’orienter de façon indépendante.

En plastique, cet appareil permet d'enfiler une aiguille préalablement placée dans l'appareil. Il est muni de 3 systèmes : - pour enfiler les aiguilles fines (n° 6 à 9) avec du fil fin ou bien pour enfiler les grosses aiguilles (n° 1 à 5) avec du gros fil ou encore pour les aiguilles à laine ou à broderie.

Cette loupe à main permet un grossissement de 2 fois sans déformation d'un texte d'environ 8 x 4,5 cm et elle dispose d'un cerclage transparent de la lentille améliorant la lisibilité. Fabriquée en plastique, elle se montre robuste et possède l'avantage d'être légère.

Miroir grossissant x10 portable éclairant à LEDs Possibilité de l’utiliser sur une table à l’aide d’un pied rabattable situé à l’arrière ou bien de le ventouser sur un autre miroir ou une surface lisse à l’aide des trois ventouses

Systèmes optiques de Kepler permettant une vision de loin avec une mise au point variant de 35 cm à l'infini. Ces monoculaires permettent aux personnes malvoyantes en utilisation lointaine, de distinguer les numéros d'immeubles, les plaques des rues

Kapten Mobility est un GPS de poche, intégrant un navigateur contrôlé à la voix, conçu pour faciliter la mobilité des personnes déficientes visuelles. Avec son microphone et haut-parleur intégrés, l’appareil reste compact, léger et offre toutes ses fonctions au creux de la main.

Agenda gros caractères pour personnes malvoyantes Spécialement conçu pour une lecture facile avec des espaces importants laissés pour l'écriture, il est imprimé avec de grands caractères noirs et oranges bien contrastés sur un papier suffisamment épais pour éviter qu'il soit traversé par l'encre d'un stylo feutre.

Guide-main à fenêtres en carton pour écrire sur papier - format A4. Accessoire en carton épais noir, permettant à une personne aveugle ou malvoyante d'écrire au stylo sur un document au format standard.

La SciPlus 200 est une calculatrice spécifiquement destinée aux mal-voyants. Elle est équipée d'un grand écran LCD permettant un affichage agrandi et d'un clavier très lisible avec des chiffres en caractères agrandis avec l'écriture blanche sur fond noir offre un contraste optimal.

Le magazine Mieux Voir un magazine mensuel en gros caractères, un bimestriel de jeux en gros caractères, des jeux de cartes pour mal voyants et les personnes du troisième âge, Mieux Voir rassemble des articles variés et distrayants, tirés de grandes revues nationales. C’est aussi un hors-série de jeux de 52 pages

Le journal audio Vocale Presse est un service de lecture de la presse et des magazines, accessible pour les aveugles et les malvoyants. Il permet d'écouter de manière simple, en vocal, agrandi ou braille, dès le jour de leur parution, l'intégralité de journaux et magazines

La Médiathèque Valentin Haüy s'adresse à toute personne ne pouvant plus lire l’imprimé ordinaire. Elle propose gratuitement de riches collections de littérature générale et des documentaires en support adaptés. Le site Eole permet le téléchargement.

Le stylo optique numérique Touch Memo enregistre et mémorise un message audio associé à une étiquette spécifique. Quand vous touchez l'étiquette avec le Touch Memo, le message enregistré est lu. Vous rangez, classez et trouvez facilement les médicaments, conserves, CD, vêtements, documents, etc. Les messages sont effaçables et réenregistrables à volonté.

Le Thermoflash - Thermomètre parlant qui permet la prise de température instantanée, sans contact, sans douleur et sans risques, pour le température du corps, du biberon, des aliments, du bain, de la chambre... avec une fonction vocale, choix de 6 langues et une couleur s'affiche selon le résultat.

La télécommande HandleEasy 321rc, fabriquée par Doro, est spécialement conçue pour les personnes déficientes visuelles ou présentant des troubles de la dextérité. Ses grandes touches sont concaves avec une sérigraphie en grands caractères blancs sur fond noir. Ses 7 touches se programment à partir des télécommandes infrarouges d'origine des appareils TV, HiFi et vidéo

Le réveil Suisse parlant est doté d'une voix de qualité humaine, très agréable. Equipé d'un grand écran LCD, il est synchronisé à une horloge atomique et vous donne toujours l'heure exacte. Annonce de l’heure et de la date en Français, dans une voix très proche de la voix humaine, avec un son net et naturel.

Pèse personne électronique, il est équipé d'un synthétiseur de parole restituant les informations de pesée avec choix parmi plusieurs langues, La mise en marche est automatique lors de la montée sur l'appareil L'annonce du poids est faite lors de la descente de l'appareil," Il possède un cadran d'affichage LCD extra large.

Les pastilles adhésives transparentes se placent sur n'importe quelle surface propre et sèche, vous permettant de créer des repères tactiles et d'adapter une grande variété d'appareils (claviers, appareils ménagers, interrupteurs...). L'adhésif haute performance permet une tenue durable.

SuperVario2 24 est une plage Braille autonome et transportable Elle se connecte à n'importe quel ordinateur du commerce de type PC doté d'un logiciel de lecture d'écran type Jaws, Window-Eyes et Supernova ou à un Mac avec le lecteur d'écran VoiceOver.

Vivienne est une balance de cuisine parlante dotée d’un grand écran d’affichage et de touches avec des caractères de grande taille. En plus des fonctions de pesée, cette balance de cuisine parlante offre la possibilité de comptage d'objets, la pesée de liquides ainsi que l’addition de poids. Elle possède une horloge intégrée donnant l'heure et la date, ainsi qu'une fonction minuteur.

Le Locator Lite de la société Alyzen a été conçu pour être directement utilisé par des personnes ayant des troubles de la mémoire ou de la vision afin de retrouver facilement divers objets égarés (clés, télécommande, portefeuille, voiture dans un parking… etc) marqués d'une étiquette. Le Locator Lite guide la personne avec un signal sonore de plus en plus fréquent et aigu à mesure qu'elle s'approche de l’objet

Odimo est une console de jeux électroniques particulièrement adaptée pour les personnes déficientes visuelles qui ne peuvent plus lire, ni écrire. Première console de jeux basée uniquement sur la reconnaissance vocale, elle permet de multiples applications ludiques : Mots croisés ; Mots fléchés ; Jeu de cartes (bataille) ; Jeu de dés (yams ou yahtzee) ; Sudokus.

Petit boîtier en plastique avec cellule sensible à la lumière, qui permet d'indiquer de façon sonore les variations lumineuses. Il s'adapte sur le bord d'un récipient et émet un signal sonore dès que le liquide atteint ses électrodes

Le Colorino est un détecteur de couleurs sonore associé à un détecteur de luminosité. Simple d'utilisation - placez le détecteur sur n'importe quelle surface - il vous annonce sa couleur et son intensité - il peut différencier plus de 100 couleurs différentes et peut être utilisé comme détecteur de lumière.

Le SensoCard Plus a spécialement été développé pour les personnes déficientes visuelles. L'appareil a la qualité unique de transformer les instructions et les résultats de tests en langue parlée ce qui est une aide énorme pour ceux qui ont des difficultés pour lire les données de l'appareil.

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.

JAWS Dictée est un programme qui permet d'utiliser la dictée vocale sur ordinateur, en associant Dragon Naturally Speaking de manière accessible avec JAWS. Le logiciel donne un accès à l'univers de la reconnaissance vocale aux personnes non-voyantes.

L'UltraCane est une canne blanche électronique qui utilise les échos ultrasoniques pour détecter les obstacles qui sont dans les environs. Elle représente une avancée dans les technologies d'assistance aux personnes handicapées visuelles. Elle peut détecter les objets à hauteur de tête. Elle procure un feedback tactile plutôt qu’auditif qui pourrait interférer avec d’autres informations de danger.

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.

iBell – l’avertisseur lumineux pour téléphone portable Ce système pratique est destiné aux personnes malentendantes. Il permet de vous prévenir lorsque vous recevez un appel téléphonique sur votre portable.

Bazile Prestige est LA solution de téléphone portable + téléassistance : partout, tout le temps (24h/24, et 7j/7). Le forfait Bazile prestige intégre deux services : la téléphonie mobile + la téléassistance, ainsi qu'un téléphone portable simplifié "une seule touche"

Le NL200 d'Amplicomms est une boucle magnétique, ou boucle d'induction pour aides auditives. La NL200 est entièrement compatible avec tous les téléphones mobiles ayant la fonction Bluetooth.

La boucle d'induction NL 100 de chez Amplicomms est un appareil pour vos aides auditives. La NL100 utilise un système de boucle d'induction qui fonctionnera avec votre appareil auditif lorsqu'il est réglé sur la position T afin que vous bénéficiiez d'une meilleure qualité sonore.

Le Geemarc CLA40 est un appareil qui vous permettra d'amplifier le volume du combiné lors de vos conversation téléphonique jusqu'a +40dB. Vous entendrez donc plus fort votre interlocuteur. Solution pratique et peu onéreuse pour amplifier votre téléphone sans changer l'installation.

Le Geemarc CL1 est un indicateur d'appel amplifié sonore et lumineux a utiliser avec votre téléphone fixe. Lorsque vous recevez un appel téléphonique, en plus de votre sonnerie habituelle, Le CL1 va emettre une sonnerie amplifié (jusqu'à >95dB) ainsi qu'un flash lumineux (Indicateur d'appel stroboscopique très puissant) pour vous avertir. Vous avez le choix entre plusieurs tonalités et vous pouvez régler facilement le volume de la sonnerie.

Roger Pen est un microphone sans fil discret permettant aux patients souffrant de perte auditive de mieux entendre et comprendre la parole dans le bruit intense et à distance. Basée sur la technologie Roger révolutionnaire, cette solution entièrement automatisée a démontré des performances supérieures à tout autre microphone sans fil du marché.

The article discusses different types of deafblindness and ways of communicating/ working with the deafblind. In a very straightforward way it gives all necesary information on deafblindness and shows how different types of vision and hearing loss ask for different communication methods.

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.

Le casque TV swing digital vous permet une amplification du son de la TV ou de tout autre équipement multimédia. L'amplification peut aller jusqu'à +120 dB et de bonne qualité. La transmission est sans fil et peut se faire par infra rouge ou par onde radio.

L’Audioport A200 est un amplificateur stéréo pour les personnes ayant des problèmes d’audition, qui ne portent pas d'appareils auditifs mais qui souhaitent améliorer leur perception sonore de l'environnement..

Les récepteurs radio flash ou vibreur permettent d'être alerté visuellement lors de la transmission de sons (sonnette, alarme incendie, téléphone, appel personne, pleurs de bébé, alterte innondation…) par des émetteurs spécifiques.

Le réveil vibrant de voyage permet de l'emener partout facilement et d'être réveillé au choix par clignotement lumineux, par bip sonores et/ou vibrations. Fonction snooze, écran rétro éclairé, affichage digital 12h ou 24h, clip d'attache.

This publication presents the outcomes of a small qualitative study that took place in the frame of the European Union-funded Home Sweet Home project. It aims at shedding the light to barriers and enablers for the acceptance of new technologies that are introduced to help older persons live autonomously and manage better their health.

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.

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.

This paper launches a reflection process to help define the future EU Health strategy. The EU is committed to bringing together all health players and building partnerships for health. This aim is inbuilt into EU action to complement national efforts to promote good health, minimise health inequalities and to tackle the factors that determine health.

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.

This article explains what are the different conditions and diseases that affect vision as we get older. It also provides tips to drive safely and describes the different devices that can be used to deal with visual impairment.

The purpose of the Report is the provision of an Information Record of models of specialist accommodation and care for older people, and related standards, in use across the countries of the European Union, the acceding and candidate countries, and the EFTA countries: Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein (in total 38 countries).

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.

We want to use the opportunity of this European Year 2013 to highlight our work to promote a participative and inclusive democracy in Europe, and voice our recommendations for a stronger participation of older persons in society. In the following pages we will stress why and how AGE is working to strengthen civil dialogue on ageing and the involvement of older users in the production of solutions that suit their needs.

Information on material related to daily life challenges and ways to overcome obstacles by using methods that can make daily tasks easier to cope with. -ILS - description of what may be included in training for independence in daily life and coping with tasks and duties that may be difficult for visually impaired individuals. -Importance of contrasts and colour

Guided assistance in mobility Illustrated material on how to guide a blind or visually impaired person in various circumstances. In the text box below you will find the text in Icelandic language.

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.

Good access for all Guidelines on how everyday environment can be adjusted and modified to accommodate easy access for blind and visually impaired people. These guidelines are helpful for the public, institutions, public places and buildings such as schools, hospitals, buses, restaurants etc.

An overview of ways to communicate effectively with people with joint loss of hearing and sight. Suggestions and advice on good communication. This is intended to ease communication in daily life, especially aimed at assisting caretakers working in homes for ageing people but will also be helpful for families and friends of those suffering from loss of sight and/or hearing. The advice is adapted to everyday situations and environment.

Gives information on various difficulties specific to this group and a guidance on how to assist. It debates ideas on how to classify the group, what to expect, risk factors in daily life, and the importance of rehabilitation. Families and care-takers benefit from the information. Speakers: Edberg, Kunskapscenter för Dövblindfrågor Svingen Skådalen Kompetansesenter Mortensen, Vedenscenter for Dövblindblevne Öhman, Dövblindteamet Vestra Götalandsregionen

Powerpoint presentation – Ageing in Iceland, Involvement, independence and participation in decision-making. The presentation is in english. In the text body you will find the text in Icelandic language.

Powerpoint presentation - Serving the elderly (e) A presentation of the NIB Iceland and its service to the ageing with visual impairment. The presentation is in English. Below you will find the text in Icelandic language.

National Association of the Ageing Generation (FEB) in Iceland. All around Iceland there are associations that provide various services for the ageing. These associations are formed and sustained by the ageing themselves. In every community, however small, the ageing enjoy their own association. Each community provides assistance to the associations e.g. manpower and housing. This site gives information on the various associations all over Iceland. http://www.leb.is/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=100005

The Office of The Ageing Affaires in Iceland instigated a congress in celebration of The European Year of the Ageing The congress was held by the authorities to initiate and promote ideas regarding the ageing, instigated by The Ministry of Welfare, City of Reykjavik, The National Association of the Ageing, The Office of The Ageing Affaires and four associations of different professionals. This resulted in a facebook-site https://www.facebook.com/farsaeloldrun?fref=ts

NIB Iceland; homepage This is the homepage of National Institute for the blind, visually impaired and deafblind in Iceland. Various information for the Institute‘s clients; users of the services, teachers, parents, care-takers: www.midstod.is

terminology,identity,communication, new achievements in deafblind interpreting

The qualitative research described in this paper was focused on deafblind women, in order to reveal their own perspective on the status of deafblind women in Croatia. Without understanding of their real needs, interests and rights, the development of aproppriate support services is impossible, which was another motive to start this research.

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?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.

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.

Power point presentation about support system for eldery deafblind in Croatia

A Norwegian example of communication within a family where the father has lost most of his hearing. Also an example of communication between an elderly couple. Both of the people have reduced hearing.

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.

Croatian impression of a deaf blind man. Link to a video of the life of a 74 years old deaf blind man in which he describes how he became deaf blind. He also talks about his education, his problems in communication and about his mobility.

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.

Demographic aging will lead to an increased demand for medical care, including low vision rehabilitation. Therefore, in the near future, low vision rehabilitation centers need to make efficient decisions and choose the rehabilitation program that has the greatest likelihood of benefiting each individual.

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

This book, "When comes the time of visual impairment", should be considered as an instrument for an exchange between the people who become blind and their relatives. It touches a number of practical issues and aims at informing and supporting. It has been jointly elaborated by Inpes and la Fondation de France and is the first practical guide to type 1 acquired visual impairmen and was awarded the Prescrire price in 2009

A new set of innovative softwares for low vision assessment and rehabilitation designed mainly for orthoptists. New developments : Compatible with touchscreens Systematic results timekeeping

Prevention of the auditory effects of noise. The hearing pain threshold (120 decibels) is higher than the danger limit (85 decibels); consequently, it is of vital importance that a preventive behavior be put in place as soon as one finds oneself exposed to a level of more than 85 decibels. For information, as long as the noise level allows for a normal conversation, this level is below 85 decibels. When one has to yell to communicate, the existing noise exposure may pose a risk to hearing.

This guide is specifically aimed at managers of housing projects for elderly dependents (French acronym EHPAD),medico-social and health care institutions. It gives numerous examples, thus providing advice and recommendations on the accessibility of those institutions for sensory impaired individuals.

The eyes are the organs of vision. Eyes and vision can be altered by disorders, diseases and other factors. In order to measure vision, diopter, or one-tenth, is used. Several individuals play their part in taking care of your eyes and vision health: ophthalmologists, opticians and orthoptists. Various examinations may be used in order to detect eyes disorders and diseases. Finally, different types of solutions may be used, depending on the disorders or the diseases.

Diabetic retinopathy is referred to when someone is facing retinal damage.

A cystoid macular edema is a disease caused by fluid build-up under the macula generating a decreased vision. It may develop as a result of various other diseases which will have to be treated in order to cure the edema.

This survey seeks to analyse the process of population ageing in depth. It is the first study to examine the different ways in which people aged 50 and older live in 20 European countries.

This webpage explains all basic facts about cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps people hear. A cochlear implant is not the same thing as a hearing aid. The device is surgically implanted and works in a different way.

Parents et professionnels auprès de personnes déficientes visuelles trouveront dans cet ouvrage quelques clés utiles pour soutenir et promouvoir une maîtrise du quotidien, qui autorise la confiance en soi et aide le sujet à trouver sa place dans la vie sociale en tant que citoyen à part entière, en toute dignité.

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.

Book with papers, read in the International Conference on the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors in Heidelberg march 2000 and some later written papers.

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 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.

Sight loss in later life can be devastating as it touches every aspect of a person's identity and social role.

This lecture addresses the meaning of age related vision impairment to older people, stepping into their shoes so to speak and considering their perspective.

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.

Antiangiogenic treatments have led to spectacular improvements in a significant percentage of patients with neovascular (or “wet”) age-related macular degeneration. How can these results be interpreted in terms of vision rehabilitation? Which proportion of patients improve their vision following these treatments? Do they actually regain normal vision? What is the impact of these treatments when the vision impairment is already severe?

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.

This European study of long-term care expenditure investigates the key factors that are likely to affect the future expenditure on long-term care services in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. The approach involves investigating how sensitive long-term care projections are to assumptions made about future trends in different factors, using comparable projection models.

The Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly Screening Version (HHIE-S) is a 10-item questionnaire developed to assess how an individual perceives the social and emotional effects of hearing loss.

Importance, characteristics, functional disabilities and social difficulties. A use of the 1998 and 1999 HID (“Handicaps-Incapacités-Dépendance” - Handicap-Disabilities-Dependency) surveys.

"The development of eyesight starts at birth and evolves throughout a person's life. Each stage in life has visual problems that require regular examinations."

The sun provides light. Light permits vision. However, too much sun entails health hazards for the eyelids, the cornea, the crystalline and the retina which we shall describe here in order to understand how to protect oneself – and more specifically the retina with protective lenses – against these hazards.

There are several inconveniences that can affect vision : metamorphopsia, photophobia, scotomas, night blindness, visual hallucinations, occasional loss of vision, mirages, altered perception of colours, visual fatigue or “dryness” syndromes.

The optician is a healthcare professional and salesperson that makes glasses and contact lenses on the ophthalmologist's prescription. He advises his clients on their choice of frame and lenses.

The ophthalmologist is the health professional concerned with the eyes and their associated parts. He may diagnose visual problems and diseases. He works alongside other professionals such as a general practitioner or an optician.

Ce guide, est le fruit de trois ans d'expérience de l'Inpes et des professionnels de terrain qui travaillent au contact des sourds et des malentendants pour rendre accessible à tous l'information concernant la santé. Cette publication est le résultat d’une expérience acquise à l’issue d’un travail d’adaptation de documents de prévention aux publics âgés et handicapés.

Un guide pratique « Informer les personnes aveugles et malvoyantes : Partage d'expériences » publié par l'INPES pour rendre accessible à tous l'information concernant la santé. Ce guide est le fruit de trois ans d'expérience de l'Inpes et des professionnels de terrain qui travaillent au contact des personnes aveugles ou malvoyantes

This brochure seeks to explain what can be done to create an age-friendly EU by fostering solidarity between generations and enabling the active participation and involvement of all age groups in society while providing them with adequate support and protection.

This publication was developed in the framework of the WeDO project by the European Partnership for the Wellbeing and Dignity of Older people. WeDO is a European project (2010-2012) co-financed by the European Commission. It was led by a steering group composed of 18 partners from 12 European Union (EU) Member States interested in working together to improve the quality of life of older people in need of care and assistance.

Main sections Elderly people with severe dual sensory loss – a public health problem? Not being able to hear, not being able to see – what is done and what should be done for people with deafblindness? The challenge of progressive dual sensory loss Acquired deafblindness and dementia – a special challenge Communicating beyond speech

Document published by AGE Platform on the impact of the financial crisis on the life of elderly people. It gives information on: - The need to understand the impact of the crisis on older people - How to prevent poverty in old age and promote social inclusion - Policy tools and processes to assess older people’s social realities and enhance their quality of life

The purpose of this brochure is to help senior citizens across the Union understand better what the Treaty of Lisbon and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU bring to older people in terms of citizenship, non-discrimination and equality between women and men, fundamental rights, employment, social protection, health safety and economic interest of consumers, human health protection and protection against violence and elder abuse.

Presentation at the 1st SensAge Conference 30th September 2012, Zagreb, Croatia

Professionals for Visually Impaired Persons Training XL and Knowledge Sharing

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

Myopia is the result of errors of refraction causing a poor distant vision without affecting near vision. It is measured in negative diopters. Symptoms vary according to myopia's severity and its onset age; and whether it affects one eye or both eyes. Myopia is detected at an ophthalmological check-up carried out by the ophthalmologist Treating myopia consists in correcting it through 3 main approaches: spectacles, lens and surgery. Myopia complications may occur; they will remain whatever the means used to correct it.

Eyes traumas do affect the eyes, but they can also involve eyelids and eye socket lesions. Eye traumas can be simple bruises such as blood effusions but also piercing wounds due to foreign bodies within the eyes. Finally, they can be burns, for instance caused by chemical products. Some pieces of information should be registered when faced with the traumas in order to cope with possible complications.

Presbyopia is the loss of the ability of the eye to focus or accommodate close-up vision in order to see clearly. Without any optical correction, the presbyopic sees objects in the distance well but those which are close up poorly. The symptoms are of variable intensity depending on the lifestyle and/or work and leisures of the person. Presbyopia is detected during an ophthalmologic examination. The treatment can consist of using eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.

Orthoptists are qualified health practitioners responsible for measuring eye-vision distortions and for assuming binocular vision rehabilitation. In order to do so, they carry out an orthoptic check-up highlighting oculomotor muscles and nerves weaknesses. They are consulted after a visit to an ophthalmologist, a GP or a pediatrician.

The author starts by setting the scene and the historical background of his work. Jean-Serge MICHEL unveils the origin and evolution of his deafblindness, the main difficulties and specificities which he experienced as a child and as an adult, in his professionnal and social environment.

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

The purpose of this brochure is to illustrate, through the presentation of existing good practice and more general considerations for policy making, how commitments of the 2012 Vienna Ministerial Declaration relate to various societal situations and can be successfully implemented in terms of concrete policies and actions. The examples and Proposals have all been selected from contributions to the Vienna conference.

Purpose: To investigate the impact of different levels of simulated visual impairment on the cognitive test performance of older adults and to compare this with previous findings in younger adults.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of depression in a sample of older adults with impaired vision and investigate associations between physical and visual disability and depression

Fully revised and completed the "Guide of technical AIDS for the hearing impaired and the deaf" (3rd edition). The guide offers a method, technical aids, auto-reeducation excercices and a summary.

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.

Ce Guide de l'orthoptie présente l'ensemble des éléments qui caractérisent le champ d'action de l'orthoptiste et ouvre des voies d'éducation pour la santé visuelle. Exploration, rééducation, dépistage et prévention sont traités dans une perspective polysensorielle, invitant à la pluridisciplinarité, grâce aux contributions d'auteurs de multiples spécialités. Conçu à la fois comme un manuel d'apprentissage et un guide de formation.

Presbycusis: what is it?

What is tinnitus?

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

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

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

Current trends in treating hearing loss in elderly people: a review of the technology and treatment options, a mini-review

Our information on individual eye conditions is medically checked and is designed to be as useful as possible. We have grouped them, in alphabetical order, into three groups: names beginning with A to C, D to N and O to Z to make them easier to find quickly. Click here If you wish to use this information for patients and clients, you will find that each page has a link to a printable version. Please feel free to print and photocopy as many copies of the information as you may need

Coming to terms with having a sight problem can be tough. Dealing with the emotional and practical impact of changes to your sight can be overwhelming. Our guide to coping with sight loss contains information and links to sources of help. As well as selling a wide variety of products through our Online Shop, RNIB produces a number of magazines for blind and partially sighted people, including Vision magazine, our award-winning membership magazine for people with sight problems. Click here for more information

VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community

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.

Deafblindness is a condition comprising the dual impairments of vision and hearing to a more or less severe degree. It hampers communication and access to information. Consequently, communication between two deafblind persons is often very difficult. How could it be facilitated? The scientific literature on this subject, although very limited, offers some area for consideration as well as the more general one, for example on training in communication.

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.

Background Sensorineural hearing loss, one of the most common diseases, has historically been regarded as an incurable and irreversible condition. The number of people with hearing loss has grown rapidly in recent years, because of the prevalence of environmental noise and the increase in the elderly population...

Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in the elderly, and it is becoming a severe social and health problem

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.

This brochure will help strengthen the resolve to work together at European level and inspire more determined efforts in all Member States to promote active ageing, thereby ensuring that solidarity between generations can withstand the test of population ageing.

Some ageing policies may be aimed at providing services within this status rather than at empowering older persons to live independently. Here, a change of paradigm is needed. In order to gain the ability to remain active, the individual needs to invest in this process throughout the life course. Appropriate societal structures, incentives and awareness-raising would enable persons to live an active life-style as long as possible.

This factsheet is for people who are considering getting a cochlear implant, or who would like information about them. The information is relevant for both adults who have hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss.

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.

Mémoire de soutenance Exécutive Master Gestion et politiques du handicap d’Anne Rabiller Directrice du Pôle handicap et Pôle Personnes Agées à la Mutualité française Anjou Mayenne Un accès à la compensation pour tous et adapté à la singularité de chacun : Un continuum de vie au-delà de la discrimination.

This report has been prepared as part of the mandate the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council gave to the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) in May 2009, to update on the basis of a new population projection by Eurostat, its analysis of the economic and budgetary implications of ageing by 2012.

Germany is one of only four countries with a dedicated insurance system for long-term care. But as the population ages rapidly and birth rates remain low, the system in its current form may not be sustainable. Jan Dirk Herbermann and Débora Miranda report.

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.

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.

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.

The European population aged over 80 is expected to more than double by 2050, leading to significantly increased demand for long-term care (LTC). This demographic shift is accompanied by changing social patterns, e.g., smaller families different residential patterns and increased female labour force participation, all contributing to an increased need for paid care.

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.

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.

In this article, we review the anatomical and physiological changes that occur in the aging eye and include information on the leading causes of vision loss in the elderly.

This publication aims to provide examples of better palliative care practices for older people. Some examples consider how to improve aspects within the whole health system; specific examples consider how to improve palliative care education, support in the community, in hospitals or for specific groups of people. The publication is intended for policy-makers, decision-makers, planners and multidisciplinary professionals.

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.

Ce document restitue les travaux qui se sont tenus sous forme de quatre ateliers d’échange de pratiques organisés par la CNSA entre novembre 2009 et février 2010 sous la coordination d’Hélène Marie. La survenue du vieillissement chez les personnes handicapées renforce la nécessité de personnaliser les réponses, donc la logique d’organisation de l’accompagnement.

This report focusses on budgetary challenges posed by ageing populations and reports on the impact on public spending on pensions, health and long-term care for the elderly and possible indicators of the long-term sustainablity of public finances. It brings together the work undertaken in past two years by a group on ageing populations attached to the Economic Policy Committee.

Human dignity is inviolable. Age and dependency cannot be the grounds for restrictions on any inalienable human right and civil liberty acknowledged by international standards and embedded in democratic constitutions. Everybody, regardless of gender, age or dependency is entitled to enjoy these rights and freedoms and everybody is entitled to defend their human and civil rights.

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.

And overview of the Norwegian Resource System for persons with Deafblindness. The brochure contains definitions on deafblindness and causes for deafblindness. It also describes the Norwegian Resource System as a part of the specialist health care system in Norway. It lists the regional Resource Centers with contact details.

This publication on hearing impairment describes the types (conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss and auditory processing disorder), the degree and the configuration of hearing loss as well as the types of assessment and the ways to manage such an impairment.

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.

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.

In the present document, after a brief description of AGE key objectives of pension systems (I), we examine some of the most important challenges remaining to complete pension reforms across the EU (II), present recommendations on how best implement these reforms by involving all respective stakeholders (III), and maximising the role of the Open Method of Coordination (IV).

There are a number of opportunities for local and regional actors to access EU funding for innovative projects around ageing issues but often information is difficult to find and it is the purpose of this brochure to facilitate this process.

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.

Vision loss among the elderly is a major health care problem. Approximately one person in three has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.

Booklet provides information about life skills and motivation issues that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) should be aware of. Life skills and motivation are two important aspects for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Booklet provides information about assistive technologices that are offerede for VIP and it is important that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) should be aware of those technologies. Assistive technologies are highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Booklet provides information about the support anf guidance issues that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) need. Suooprt, training and guidance for the relatives and the individuals with visual impariment is highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Eğitim Kitabı-1 – Görme Engeli ile İlgili Fiziki Konular Lennox Adams ve Bağımsız Danışman Iris Corfield tarafından derlenmiştir. Referans için: Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, UK

Booklet provides information about the physical issues that VIP (visually impaired persons) and their parents and relatives should be aware of regarding visual impairment. Informing the relatives and the individuals with visual impariment is highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

This brochure talks about deadfblindness, The Norwegian Resource System for Persons with Deafblindness, the regional resource centres, recource centres with nationwide services, the coordinating unit, the advisory committee and organisations for people with deafblindness.

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.

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.

Care for elderly in home takes a lot of planning. Whatever way it happens, it may involve big changes in life style, and it's best to plan for in advance, if possible. Care may take place in their own home (perhaps with home healthcare services too), or your elderly loved one may be moving in with someone else (perhaps you). Here is a list of tips and ideas to improve the quality of life of these elderly people.

This web page from Deaf Blind UK is on elderly people who suffer from visual impairments. It explains what are the challenges these people encounter and also what are the existing means of support.

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.

Home instructor programe is of high importance for the eldery deafblind in Croatia. Educated support providers, home instructors, go to deafblind peoples houses, providing them support where they most need it. In such a way we prevent institutionalisation and strenghten deafblind in leading a more independent life.

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.

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.

This report highlights the main policies related to active ageing and the policy fields, health, work and retirement, where ICT-based services will be determinant. It is published by the European Commission-Joint Research Centre-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

Lifelong Learning - A Tool For All Ages Lifelong learning is of key importance for individuals of all ages and holds an array of benefits for them and society. It promotes their full economic and societal participation, enables them to be better informed and more active citizens, contributes to their personal well being and fulfilment, supports their creativity and innovation, and increases their efficiency as workers or volunteers.

DSI refers to the presence of both hearing and vision loss. The occurence of DSI is particularly prevalent among the aging population, with studies showing that 9% and 21% of adults over the age of 70 having some degree of DSI.

This brochure explains the importance of creating an enabling environment as well as direct approaches to promoting healthy habits and lifestyles. It also underlines the importance of promoting a positive and integrated approach to health by addressing a range of social, economic, housing, transport, new technology, education and other relevant policies that have an impact on health.

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.

242 Eyes perforation traumas visual prognosis and surgery procedures

This article from Social Work Today journal describes the consequences for elderly people of having different types of sensory impairment such as loss of vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

This briefing focuses on issues relating to the identification of people over the age of 60 in the UK who have dual sensory loss in the form of a combined hearing and sight impairment (deafblind). It is intended to raise awareness among people in contact with the elderly who do not have technical knowledge of deafblindness.

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).

In this brochure, AGE wishes to put forward theview that as ageing is changing our societies inimportant and fundamental ways, it demands a comprehensive assessment and a reworking of our economic and social policy framework. Furthermore, if Europe is to become a society where people of all ages enjoy equal opportunities, a change of societal attitudes is required to ensure that older people’s rights are not only protected but that they are also enhanced.

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.

ABSTRACT A decline in the main sensory modalities is well reported to occur with ageing. This article outlines the normal pathways involved in touch sensation and includes a review of available evidence relating to the study of ageing and touch.

This is the first part of a two-part article on sensory impairment in older adults. The paper focusses on all the issues surounding hearing impairment and deafness. It is especially intended for nurses but anyone intersted in elderly people and hearing 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.

This review provides an overview of recent research that addressed hearing loss and auditory processing problems among elderly people. It focuses on research from the University of Maryland on problems in auditory temporal processing by elderly listeners as assessed in speech perception experiments using temporally altered signals and in psycho-acoustic experiments of duration and rhythm discrimination for simple and complex signals.

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.

Variations sur le thème des perdant la vue. Pour Maudy Piot, le bonheur est dans la lutte. C'est à partir de témoignages de "perdant la vue" et surtout à partir de son propre vécu que l'auteur propose un voyage insolite, déconcertant, dans le monde de la perte de la vue.

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 webpage on hearing loss and old age answers all the questions that elderly people with hearing impairment might ask themselves and give very informative and concrete answers.

The present article provides an overviews a 2004 initiative called EQUAL (Extend Quality of Life). EQUAL was concerned with a better understanding of the interactions between health, diet, and lifestyle; and the development of better technologies for healthy ageing. It was to address neighbourhood and individual security, improved leisure, and learning and financial services, as well as to help older people remain fit and active for as long as possible.

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.

Introduction: This study sets out to determine the usefulness of a questionnaire to screen for hearing impairment, assess the psychosocial impact of hearing handicap and survey older persons’ attitudes towards hearing aid usage.

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.

Purpose: The authors investigate the impact of hearing loss on quality of life in a large population of older adults.

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 communication constitutes the contribution of the European Commission to the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing. It represents an input from the European Commission to the international debate on the new International Plan of Action on Ageing. As such it is intended to develop a common EU position on the plan.

This report provides an overview of information available on ageing with a long standing disability in WA. Information was sought from published and unpublished reports and discussions with a number of disability stakeholders. The main understanding gained from amassing this information is the limited usefulness for future service planning and provision, of the existing data on people with long standing disability.

This report responds to the request of the Stockholm European Council which called upon “the Council and the Commission to report jointly, in time for the Spring European Council in 2002, on how to increase labour force participation and promote active ageing.”

The ageing of Europe’s population will be a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Society will be facing 3 changes: 1st, increasing numbers of older people demanding new social structures and opportunities; 2nd, increasing numbers of disabled older people requiring new services with resulting economic consequences; 3rd, complex economic, technological, organisational and social challenges involved in the ageing of society.

Vision and hearing impairments are among the most common age-related conditions affecting the elderly. There is an emerging literature regarding the profound functional, social, and physical and mental health consequences of either a vision or hearing impairment in later life.

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.

This Communication "Towards a Europe for all Ages" constitutes the contribution of the Commission to the UN International Year of Older Persons. It aims to stimulate debate between and with Member States. It sets out the implications of the ageing of the population in employment, social protection, health and social services and proposes a strategy for effective policy responses in these fields.

Abstract Background: Hearing impairment is 1 of the 4 most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly. However, the biological basis of age-related hearing loss is unknown. Objective: The objective was to test the hypothesis that age-related hearing loss may be associated with poor vitamin B-12 and folate status.

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.

We have particular concerns for elderly Deaf people. Although the Deaf Community is a powerful support system for Deaf people throughout their lives, it is a small community and one which requires participation.

This document sets out good practice guidelines for social and health care services in relation to older people for whom the normal ageing process is further complicated by a significant degree of dual sensory loss.

The Epidemiology of Hearing Impairment in Elderly People describes the types and causes of hearing impairment among elderly individuals; the prevalence by age, gender, race, income and institutionalization; the impact of having hearing problems; deafnes.