Visibility Vol 10 Issue 3 & 4, 2016


Envision Conference 2016 Research Session 5: Evaluating Low Vision Professional Education Methods


This Envision Conference 2016 research session evaluated recent research on training educational methods and tools for providing professional low vision education. Participants will learned about an undergraduate course related to low vision in older adults; a study aimed at evaluating an architectural design assistance prototype tool and a study describing the formalized training and outcomes of eye care to provide low vision care to people with albinism in Tanzania where multiple barriers to access exist. Abstracts presented: R5.1.EC16 An Eye on the Future: Development of a Course to Introduce Undergraduate Students to Careers Related to Low Vision in Older Adults, Claudia Oakes, PhD, OT. R5.2.EC16 Use of Photometric 2D Vision Loss Representations to Inform Architect’s Decision-making when Designing Spaces for Older Persons with Vision Loss: A Qualitative Study of the PCDD Prototype Tool, Vidya Gowda, PhD; Gordon Legge, PhD. R5.3.EC16 Training Optometrists for an Albinism Low Vision Program in Tanzania, Rebecca Kammer. OD, PhD.

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Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

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Minding the Gap: Determining Causes for Missed Low Vision Referrals to Develop a Streamlined, Sustainable Low Vision Rehabilitation System in Wisconsin

Katherine Dalzotto MD; Mark Banghart MS; Christina Thomas-Virnig PhD; Sanbrita Mondal OD

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Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD; MPH, CPH, CHES

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