Consumer Factsheet: How can colour affect the ageing eye and the visually impaired?
Published: 1st July 2009
Colour is an obvious part of our environment. In most places where people go, colour is seen as a physical characteristic. However, previous research has shown that colour also influences people’s mood and ability to function. The use of colours and colour contrasts as a home modification intervention has the potential to improve a person’s functional vision and make the environment more legible when they are moving around and/or carrying out their daily activities.
1st printing, July 2009; 2nd printing, April 2014
Table of Contents
Why is colour important?
What sort of things can different colours affect?
Can colour help an older person’s vision?
What to do?
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