Visibility Vol 7 Issue 3, 2013

Environmental Influences on Occupational Engagement Among Older Adults With Low Vision: A Critical Ethnographic Study

The prevalence of age-related vision loss (ARVL) is steadily increasing and older adults now constitute the fastest growing segment of the population with low vision conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. A wealth of research has demonstrated that older adults with ARVL experience significant changes to self-care, leisure and productivity occupations, which can lead to increased feelings of isolation, functional dependence, and depression. Few studies, however, have investigated the influence of environmental factors on occupational engagement.

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Quantifying Emotion Recognition and Classification in Clients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Aaron P. Johnson, PhD

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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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Using Remote Sighted Assistants to Identify the Location and Orientation of Visually Impaired Pedestrians

Paymon Rafian; Gordon E. Legge, PhD

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