Visibility Vol 12 Issue 1, 2018


Can We do Better than Google Maps for BVI Pedestrian Outdoor Navigation?


GPS-based navigation apps are commonly used by people who are blind or visually impaired (BVI) for finding walking routes between two points. These maps were however created mainly for cars driving on streets and are often not very accurate for pedestrians. This study looks at how accurate or inaccurate such existing apps are for pedestrian navigation and presents a redesigned mapping and navigation application that considerably improves upon existing ones for the BVI population. User studies are conducted to determine if the improvements are significant and worth the effort as compared to using existing applications.

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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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