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Marinoff, Rebecca; Heilberger, Michael H. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
A model Center of Excellence in Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation was created in a health care setting in China utilizing an inter-institutional relationship with a United States optometric institution. Accomplishments of, limitations to, and stimuli to the provision of low vision and vision rehabilitation services are shared.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Partial Vision, Rehabilitation
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Donmez, Mehmet; Cagiltay, Kursat – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The present study is about design and development of eye tracker-based eye training games. The aim of these games is to help students with low vision to improve their vision capabilities. The games are played with user's eye movements and the games response accordingly. This study consists of iterative and incremental development process of the…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Games, Partial Vision, Research Design
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Corn, Anne L.; Lusk, Kelly E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to gain information from parents in the United States about their children with albinism. The article focuses on information and services related to medical care and low vision care. Methods: An online questionnaire was used to collect data, and parents had opportunities to submit additional information.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Parents, Children
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Ferreira, Viviana; Albuquerque, Cristina P. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study analyzed the effects of accommodations for children with low vision in the Griffiths Mental Development Scales--Extended Revised (GMDS-ER). Methods: The sample comprised 25 children with low vision and chronological ages between 28 and 76 months. There were two assessment phases: in the first, the Griffiths Scales were…
Descriptors: Partial Vision, Young Children, Testing Accommodations, Visual Impairments
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Casten, Robin; Rovner, Barry W.; Fontenot, Joseph L. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
Introduction: This study characterizes self-reported functional vision goals and the use of low vision resources (for example, services and devices) in ophthalmology clinic patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and comorbid depressive symptoms. Methods: From July 2009 to February 2013, we assessed 188 consecutive patients (age 65+;…
Descriptors: Vision, Patients, Optometry, Ophthalmology
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Ihirig, Carolyn – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
Telehealth clinical applications, which allow medical professionals to use telecommunications technologies to provide services to individuals remotely, continue to expand in areas such as low vision rehabilitation, where evaluations are provided to patients who live in rural areas. As with face-to-face low vision rehabilitation, the goal of…
Descriptors: Partial Vision, Telecommunications, Health Services, Clinical Diagnosis
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Bartholomew, Scott; Goodridge, Wade; Shaheen, Natalie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
In 2002 the World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed available data on Blindness and Low Vision (BLV) from 55 countries and applied it to the 17 WHO epidemiological subregions. Results indicate approximately 37 million people are blind and 124 million have low vision (Foster & Resnikoff, 2005). Providing opportunities for these students to…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Students with Disabilities, STEM Education
Pavithran, Sachin D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Online education courses have increased exponentially over the last twenty years. These courses provide opportunities for education to students that may find attending in a regular classroom difficult, if not impossible. The number of students with disabilities enrolling in online education courses is also increasing. However, because of the mode…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Barriers, College Students
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Renieri, Giulia; Pitz, Susanne; Pfeiffer, Norbert; Beutel, Manfred E.; Zwerenz, Rudiger – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2013
The objective of the study was to assess the impact of low-vision aids on quality of life. Interviews included a modified version of the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (Modified German NEI VFQ-25), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Mini-Mental State Examination Blind, and Indicators of the Rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology
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Lannan, Amanda – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2019
"I want to make the most of my college experience‚Ķpass the courses I need to get into law school, make new friends, and travel. Maybe study abroad." These are the sentiments of one undergraduate student. These goals are not so different from those of hundreds of students attending college, yet, the mere fact she is blind creates a…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Blindness, Partial Vision, Undergraduate Students
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Enyart, Stephanie – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Stephanie Enyart reflects on few key aspects of what the blind and low vision community has gained because of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although it is true that blind people received individual accommodations before the legal requirements arose, the ADA created a duty to accommodate in many new instances and on a broader range of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Blindness
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Cakmak, Salih; Yilmaz, Hatice Cansu; Isitan, Hacer Damlanur – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The general aim of this research is to try to determine the appropriateness of the visuals in the primary school Turkish workbooks for the students with low visibility in terms of visual design elements. In the realization of the work, the document review method was used. In this study, purposive sampling method was used in the selection of…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Workbooks, Elementary School Students, Turkish
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Southall, Kenneth; Wittich, Walter – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2012
Introduction: This study sought to describe and better understand barriers to accessing low vision rehabilitation services. Methods: A qualitative description research paradigm was employed. Focus group participants were recruited through their involvement in the Montreal Barriers Study in Montreal, Canada. Six focus groups (n = 21 participants)…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Programs, Barriers, Visual Impairments, Partial Vision
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Yalo, J. A.; Indoshi, F. C.; Agak, J. O. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
Learners with low vision can be trained to increase their visual functioning through a planned programme of visual experiences. Such a low vision training programme was introduced in Kenya in 1994. However, despite its implementation over the last 15 years, challenges still persist among teachers who work with such learners. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Audits (Verification), Foreign Countries, Vision
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Theodorou, Nana; Shipman, Tracey – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2013
A retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the paediatric visual impaired population attending the Low Vision Clinic at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, over a period of 14 years. Data were collected and analysed for children less than 17 years for prevalence, demographics, registration status, aetiologies, and types of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Children, Assistive Technology
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