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dc.contributor.authorTourky, Afaf
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:52:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:52:48Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T03:48:49Z
dc.identifier.issn14479508
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13556
dc.description.abstractA low-vision service based on improving the life of elderly people exists at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Such a service is becoming essential in many parts of the world as increasing numbers of elderly people are helped to retain satisfactorily independent lives. This low-vision service recognises benefits of technology, but looks beyond an improvement in a persons' functional abilities towards the achievement of a better quality of life. The most sophisticated technology is of benefit only when it is accepted by the person for whom it is intended. Motivation to use an aid, and its perceived relevance, are crucial factors. A number of case studies are described indicating the variety of strategies that have successfully met individual needs. Many are compensatory and involve minor but creative solutions. There is scope to appraise any elderly person's wishes and to make adjustments with regard to their specific environment and community.
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCommon Ground
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1290
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1295
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of the Humanities, 2, 2,
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330108
dc.titleAgeing and disability: A person-centered perspective.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBartlett, Brendan J.
gro.griffith.authorTourky, Afaf


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