visual impairment

Listening as a way of life : listening to babies

Listening to children is an integral part of understanding what they are feeling and what it is they need from their early years experience. Understanding listening in this way is key to providing an environment in which all children feel confident, safe and powerful, ensuring they have the time and space to express themselves in whatever form suits them. This resource refers to listeners as adults and looks specifically at listening to babies.

The changing needs of people with sight loss

Presents the findings from a research study which identifies and explores the changing support needs of people with sight loss from the clinical, visual function and quality of life perspectives. Data were derived from biographical narrative interviews and a visual function questionnaire with people with sight loss, and semi-structured interviews with professionals involved in the delivery of specialist visual impairment services.

Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2006-07

Report describing a wide range of UK Government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology which might increase the range of activities, independence or well-being of disabled people.

The experiences and needs of people with dementia and serious visual impairment: a qualitative study

This project investigates the impact of serious sight loss and dementia on the quality of life of older people with both conditions, and their family carers.

Registered blind and partially sighted persons, Scotland 2009

Report providing national statistics on visually impaired persons registered with local authorities in Scotland. As the figures relate only up to 31st March 2009 they are provisional and subject to change.

Particular communication needs

This resource starts with a quiz and a short case study to help the user understand the complexities of defining and identifying impairment as well as the difficulties faced by people who have these impairments. Then it will be able to explore four different scenarios which present tips on working with particular communication needs of service users.