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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 (link is external)
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 (link is external)