Visual Disabilities

Discrimination of tenants with a visual impairment on the housing market: Empirical evidence from correspondence tests

Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe, Ph.D., Koen Van der Bracht, Ph.D., Bart Van de Putte, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal  April 2016, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 226–233 Published online: October 24, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.002 Background According to the social model of disability, physical ‘impairments’ become disabilities through exclusion in social relations. An obvious form of social exclusion might […]

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Calibration and validation of the Physical Activity Barrier Scale for persons who are blind or visually impaired

Miyoung Lee, Ph.D., Weimo Zhu, Ph.D., Elizabeth Ackley-Holbrook, Ph.D., Diana G. Brower, M.S., Bryan McMurray, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p309–317 Published online: February 24, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.02.004 Background It is critical to employ accurate measures when assessing physical activity (PA) barriers in any subpopulation, yet existing measures are not appropriate […]

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Emerging technologies and web accessibility: research challenges and opportunities focussing on vision issues

Harper S, Yesilada Y. University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom. This is a technological review paper focussed on identifying both the research challenges and opportunities for further investigation arising from emerging technologies, and it does not aim to propose any recommendation or standard. It is focussed on […]

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“Recreational Activities for Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind”

Contact URL http://www.tr.wou.edu/tr/dbp/current.htm#recreation

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Health Promotion Resources: Blind Children

Camp Helen Keller Contact URL http://www.helenkeller.org/graphicversion/daycamp.html 

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Health risk profile for older adults with blindness: an application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health framework.

PURPOSE:   To develop a health risk profile for adults age 65 years or older with blindness, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as our conceptual framework. METHODS:   We combined and analyzed data from the 2000-2006 National Health Interview Survey after backcoding questions to the ICF. We compared older adults with blindness […]

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Visual function in working-age adults: early life influences and associations with health and social outcomes.

PURPOSE: To investigate how visual function in mid-adult life is associated with health and social outcomes and, using life-course epidemiology, whether it is influenced by early life biological and social factors. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Nine thousand three hundred thirty members of the 1958 British birth cohort at age 44 or 45 years. METHODS: […]

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Effects of depressive symptoms on health behavior practices among older adults with vision loss.

OBJECTIVE: The authors examined the interface between visual impairment and depressive symptoms on health behaviors, self-care, and social participation among adults ages 65 and older. METHOD: The authors analyzed data from the 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey on visual impairment and depressive symptoms for 49,278 adults ages 65 and older, comparing visually impaired adults (n […]

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Outcomes of the Veterans Affairs Low Vision Intervention Trial (LOVIT).

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a low-vision rehabilitation program. METHODS: A multicenter randomized clinical trial was conducted from November 2004 to November 2006 with a 4-month follow-up. A total of 126 patients were included, 98% of whom were white and male. The patients were referred from eye or low-vision clinics and blind rehabilitation centers […]

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Economic evaluation of blind rehabilitation for veterans with macular diseases in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

PURPOSE: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Low Vision Intervention Trial (LOVIT) developed an outpatient low-vision programme for patients with macular diseases providing low-vision rehabilitation comparable to VA inpatient blind rehabilitation centres (BRCs). This programme targets veterans who do not need or chose not to participate in a comprehensive inpatient blind rehabilitation programme. We examined […]

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