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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