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An exploration of the global prevalence of age-related macular degeneration.

Source: Vision 2020

General information about vision loss and older adults, including basic statistics, the impact of vision loss on health and well-being, and information on age-related eye diseases.

Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Eye diseases and disorders and what can be done to protect vision; available in English and Spanish.

Source: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

This article lists the symptoms of vision loss in older people with developmental disabilities, and discusses the importance of getting appropriate services.

Source: disAbilityNavigator

The family of Ai Squared products includes ZoomText, ZoomText USB, the ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard, and ZoomText Express. Try out some of their user-support materials below:

A 10-page table that illustrates evidence-based practices that support implementation of in-school predictors of post-school success.

Source: NTACT

In this PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Mary Zatta talks about bringing a student's educational plan into alignment with state's curricular requirements, with specific examples from the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

An overview of the service and how to get access to it. This page also offers many links to further information.

Source: The Audio Description Project

The history and structure of braille, with attention to the issues of learning braille as an adult; includes a discussion of finger sensitivity, and alternatives to braille.

Source: VisionAware

OSHA standards and procedures for protecting the eyes in the workplace.

Source: ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News)

Read the full page of resources here, and browse the links below for additional information specific to children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind, or who have additional disabilities including visual impairment.

Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources (formerly NICHCY)

The ALT-VI training module presents an overview of current vision technologies that can provide students, who are visually impaired or blind, with effective and independent means of accessing e-text.

Source: Special Education Technology, British Columbia (SET-BC)

Definition of amblyopia, causes and treatment

Source: Prevent Blindness America

A program for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities shares its objectives, activities, methods, information on financial resources, and its impact on families; also in Spanish.

Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

Information for people with age-related macular degeneration, their families, caregivers, and professionals.

An introduction to age-related macular degeneration, with an overview of promising treatments and suggestions on living with the disease.

Source: Prevent Blindness America

AAHPERD is "the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle."

AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Source: AAHPERD

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