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Housing design and persons with visual impairment: report of focus-group discussions

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Author: Long, R. G.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995


Discusses results of 2 focus group meetings that identified housing-design features that enhance or limit the everyday functioning of visually impaired persons. Focus Group 1, comprised of middle-aged and older visually impaired adults, discussed the impact of housing features on cooking, moving about, and performing personal care and home care activities. Focus Group 2, composed of professionals working with visually impaired children, discussed activities such as moving about, playing, and performing personal-hygiene tasks. Variability in responses to the issue of housing designs was attributed to age, degree of visual loss, age of onset, perceived housing needs, and attitudes toward the performance of routine tasks.

Further Details

Pages: 59-69
Volume: 89
Issue: 1
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: vision, older, child, behavioural, design, modification
Reads: 184