Visibility Vol 10 Issue 3 & 4, 2016

Envision Conference 2016 Research Session 6: Impact of Visual Impairment

This Envision Conference 2016 research session presented recent research on the impact of visual impairment. These research studies described the impact of visual impairment on development and learning in comparison to visual impairment that is acquired later in life. Abstracts presented: R6.1.EC16 Perception and aesthetic appreciation of textures through the sense of touch: Do the blind differ from the sighted? Rezaul Karim, PhD; Lora Likova, PhD. R6.2.EC16 Frustration Level and Characteristics of Patients Referred for Low Vision Rehabilitation, Donald Fletcher, MD; Laura Walker, PhD. R6.3.EC16 Joint Engagement in Infants with Visual Impairment and its Relationship to Infants’ Visual Measurements, Andrea Urqueta Alfaro, PhD; Valerie Morash, PhD; Daisy Lei; Deborah Orel-Bixler, PhD, OD. R6.4.EC16 Optimizing Subjective Near Acuity by Choice of Background Color in Normal Sighted Individuals’ Peter Borden, PhD; Greg Goodrich, PhD. R6.5.EC16 Functional Changes at the Preferred Retinal Locus and Reading in Central Field Loss, Arun Kumar Krishnan, PhD; Harold Bedell, PhD.

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