Visibility Vol 7 Issue 4, 2013

Envision Conference 2013 Research Highlights

Envision Conference 2013 took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 18 – 21. The Envision Conference is one of the largest and most respected gatherings of multidisciplinary professionals engaged in clinical practice and research related to low vision and blind rehabilitation. The presentation of nine research panel sessions and 50 clinical education sessions ensured that there were topics of interest for all professionals present. Below are just some of the highlights from this year’s research sessions, followed by the publication in this issue of some of the abstracts accepted for presentation.

Elderly couple under tree smiling

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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