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A model for implementing color contrast in the environment of the elderly.

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Acherson-Cooper, B.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1985


Much has been written on the use of colour as a functional facilitator in the environment of the elderly, but little information is avaialable on how to implement it. This paper a) restates the main age-acquired visual defects, b) critically examines the literature in the use of environmental colour and c) proposes a model which incorporates the factors that enhance visual clarity and Joahannes Itten's rules of color contrast. Implicit in the application of colour to enhance vision is a clear understanding of the main functional purpose of the area to be heightened.

Further Details

Publish Dates: April 1985
Full Title: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages: 253-258
Volume: 39
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 20.11.02
Image: 1781963008iro of elderly'85.pdf
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 12/07/2013
Keywords: olderassessmentvisionvisual clarityfunctiontheoretical
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