Visibility Vol 7 Issue 2, 2013

Initial Study of a Readability Rating Scale for Small Displays

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has developed an optics laboratory for the purpose of quantifying the different characteristics of small visual displays (SVDs) that affect readability for individuals with (and without) vision loss. The ability to read these small displays is critical for adapting to modern society as SVDs are found on mobile phones, home appliances, ATMs, home medical equipment, and essentially every other device that needs to output information to a user. This creates significant barriers for people with vision loss. The purpose of the Optics Lab at AFB is to objectively measure the factors that are important for readability1 (i.e. contrast, font size, and reflection properties) in order to leverage change by providing information to consumers and by incentivizing device creators to take into consideration the importance of device readability in new products.

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Well-Being and Mental Health Factors among Informal Caregivers of Individuals with Visual Impairments

Callie Victor, PhD, OTR/L, CLA; Matthew Haase, MS, OTR/L, ATC; Michael Bown; Lindsey Bates, OTR; Michael Centra, OTR/L; Jaclyn Sachleben; Elizabeth Tyson; Michelle Gamber, DrPH; Suleiman Alibhai

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Patient with Stand Magnifier

Stand Magnifier Optical Strategies

Gregg Baldwin, OD

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Characteristics of Older Bioptic Drivers: Effects of Increasing Age on Driving Safety

Bradley E. Dougherty, OD, PhD

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