Visibility Vol 10 Issue 3 & 4, 2016

Envision Conference 2016 Research Session 7: Evaluating Low Vision Assistive Technology

The recent explosion in use and low-cost of portable tablet computers such as the Apple iPad has led many rehabilitation agencies and specialists to recommend their use for clients. Yet, few studies have demonstrated their effectiveness, especially in comparison to traditional devices (e.g., portable CCTV). This session looked at research evaluating the use of assistive technology devices and platforms. Abstracts presented: R7.1.EC16 Gender Differences in Audibility of Low Vision Assistive Devices Prescribed to Individuals with Acquired Age-Related Dual Sensory Impaired, Aaron Johnson, PhD; Saidah Adisa; Walter Wittich, PhD, CLVT. R7.2.EC16 The iPad: a Comparatitive Reading Device for Low Vision? Shannon Riley, MA; Aaron Johnson, PhD; Walter Wittich, PhD, CLVT. R7.3.EC16 Comparing the Apple iPad Versus a Portable CCTV in Spot-reading Tasks, Aaron Johnson, PhD; JA Marinier, PhD; Walter Wittich, PhD, CLVT.

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