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.
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.
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
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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)