Helping visually impaired people in their homes assistive technology

Findings of a project, commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, that aimed to determine the needs of visually impaired people. This comprised surveys of user needs and existing assistive technology, and a gap analysis. It found a wide range of available devices (equipment and products) that reflects the large number of tasks required for daily living

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The housing and support needs of older people with visual impairment

Findings of research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, who engaged researchers from University College London and Bristol University to examine the housing and support needs of 400 people aged 55 years plus. Findings included little professional recognition of the emotional consequences, social isolation, and poor knowledge of services available.

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Advice on Hearing Loss

Information about hearing loss in older people

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Did you know

Factsheet containing facts about visual impairment

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Registration as blind or partially sighted

Explanation of the system for registration and getting help from social services, for people who are blind or partially sighted

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Better Hearing

Provides information on what to do if you have hearing loss.

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Better Sight

General advice on eye tests and glasses plus guidance for people with more serious sight loss.

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