Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center Atlanta VA Medical Center Format Rehabilitation Research and Development Center The Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center strives to improve the functioning and quality of life of aging Veterans with vision loss and their caregivers. This is accomplished by: 1) research directed toward a… Read More »»
Format Advocacy Organization The purpose of Blind Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (BFLAG) is to improve the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender by providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons, by providing information… Read More »»
Introduction to Sexuality Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind and Significantly Developmentally Delayed
Texas Deaf-Blind Outreach Format Online Booklet While this online booklet was written about children and teens who are Deaf-Blind, it is also a useful general disabilities resource. Chapters include an introduction, guidelines for developing a process for intervention and instruction, and topics such as modesty, appropriate touch and personal boundaries, menstruation, masturbation,… Read More »»
Causes of visual impairment and common eye problems in Northwest American Indians and Alaska Natives.
OBJECTIVES: Little information exists regarding the causes of visual impairment and the most common eye problems in American Indians/Alaska Natives. METHODS: We randomly sampled American Indians/Alaska Natives older than 40 years from 3 tribes within the Northwest region. RESULTS: We found a higher prevalence of visual impairment and normal-tension glaucoma, as well as a lower… Read More »»
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of visual impairment and eye abnormalities in Oklahoma Indians. METHODS: The cross-sectional study included 1019 Oklahoma Indians, aged 48 to 82 years; 60.2% were women. All participants gave a personal interview, and all underwent an eye examination, including the determination of best-corrected visual acuity and an ophthalmoscopic examination. In addition,… Read More »»
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the accessibility of health clubs to persons with mobility disabilities and visual impairments. METHODS: We assessed 35 health clubs and fitness facilities as part of a national field trial of a new instrument, Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments (AIMFREE), designed to assess accessibility of fitness facilities in the… Read More »»
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its risk factors in people with posttraumatic vision loss (PTVL). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, controlled study. SETTING: The general community. PARTICIPANTS: Study groups included 82 subjects with PTVL, 49 siblings, 58 blind subjects with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and the general population in Israel. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable.… Read More »»
A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness Annie Steinberg, M.D., Lisa Bain, M.A., Yuelin Li, Ph.D., Louise Montoya, M.A., N.C.C., C.S.C., and Vivian Ruperto of the Children’s Seashore House at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Copyright © 2002 by Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.… Read More »»
Passage of policy statement on the high risk of blindness, lower-extremity amputations, and oral health consequences in minority populations due to diabetes.
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, selected cardiovascular disease risk factors, and the 5-year incidence of age-related cataract and progression of lens opacities: the Beaver Dam Eye Study.
Purpose: To describe the relationships of diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors to cumulative incidence of age-related cataract and to progression of lens opacities over a 5-year interval. p. Methods: A follow-up examination of the Beaver Dam Eye Study cohort was performed 5 years after the baseline evaluation. Ages at the census… Read More »»