American Foundation for the Blind

December 2016

Ageing

Country of origin: USA

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), The Senior Site, designed to help older Americans with age-related eye problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts live independently and productively.

The site includes information and practical solutions to help seniors with eye conditions adjust to changes in their eyesight. It connects seniors and their family members with support groups, professional services, and other local resources, and, like the rest of the AFB site, features adjustable text, colour and contrast for those with low vision. The website meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, enabling blind and low-vision users to navigate it using voice browser technology.

Resources

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Resource To Meet Growing Issues Of Dementia February 2017 The Eastern Australia Dementia Training and Study Centre (EADTSC) recently launched its ?Dementia Education Online?. The...
Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs February 2017 A recent report synthesises evidence from seven case studies covering Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand,...
Risk guidance for people with dementia February 2017 Nothing ventured, nothing gained provides guidance on best practice in assessing, managing and enabling risk for people...
Helping people live well for longer February 2017 A recent document aims to help people understand how the national system as a whole is supporting local action to help...
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