Adele Crudden and Lynn W. McBroom
Abstract: A national mail survey of 176 employed persons who are blind or have low vision found that employment barriers included attitudes of employers and the general public; transportation problems; and lack of access to print, adaptive equipment, and accommodations. Strategies to overcome barriers appear to be addressed on an individual basis, rather than from a macro or policy perspective.
Nicola Zammitt, Anne O'Hare, Jeff Mason, and Geraldine Elliott
Abstract: This article discusses the prescription and effective use of low vision aids in a population of children in Scotland. The use of low vision aids was low among these children, especially in school, despite the integrated clinical and educational practice. A number of improvements in the management of low vision aids for this population are discussed.
Abstract: This study investigated the visual behaviors of 10 students with visual and additional impairments aged of 9-21 who were given a systematic structured program of planned visual stimulation. Although the program improved the students' visual acuity scores, it did not produce changes in their visual behaviors (eye blink, visual fixation, shift of gaze, turning away from and reaching toward objects).
Abstract: This article reports on a study of 9-year-old readers with visual impairments in Sweden. The study compares the comprehension and time spent reading single words and different types of texts for visually impaired readers and for sighted readers of the same age.
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