Visibility Vol 12 Issue 3, 2018


The Impact of Aging on Braille Reading Performance


Vision Rehabilitation Therapists encounter a growing number of working-age and older adults with acquired vision loss, and reading difficulties are among the most common reasons for referral to vision rehabilitation services. While sight enhancement solutions (magnification) may be beneficial to those with functional vision, the use of methods such as braille provide additional options for those with fluctuating or significant visual diagnoses. The goal of this study was to synthesize knowledge about the impact of aging on factors related to braille usage, as a precursor to the development of protocols to meet the needs of adult and senior braille clients.

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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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