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The application of colour and colour contrast in the home environment of the elderly and visually impaired individuals

Industry Checklist

Author: Martin, G., Millikan, L.
Type: Generic
Year: 2009

Abstract:

Changes in vision and colour perception usually start in the 20s and get worse with ageing. Most people over the age of 65 have age-related problems with vision and mobility which may affect their independence. Ageing eyes are slower to adapt to changes in light and often more light is required to identify objects. People with Alzheimer’s disease often have added difficulties. Research suggests that the effective use of colour is one strategy that can be used to assist the visually-impaired person to be independent. This checklist should be read in conjunction with the HMinfo Clearinghouse document “Industry Factsheet: Using colour and colour contrasts to improve accessibility and safety in the homes of elderly and visually impaired people”


Further Details

Author: The University of New South Wales
Publish Location: Sydney
Publisher: Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, The University of New South Wales. Available from www.homemods.info
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 20/08/2013
Keywords: homeoldervision
Reads: 73
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