- Keith Bradley, Marketing Director, LWDA
- Ruth Neeman, AIA, Principal and Director of the Senior Environments Design, LWDA
- Meg Robertson, Director, Orientation & Mobility Department, Mass Commission for the Blind
The sense of vision allows one to observe, navigate, ambulate, understand and communicate. As aging and disease impacts the vision in a variety of forms – these abilities are impaired and expose the individual to isolation, loss of independence, which is associated with cognitive decline, depression, agitation and general physical decline.
The experienced senior environment design professional is aware of these processes and harnesses the use of color, contrast, texture, light and shadow and appropriate placement of objects to enhance the visual sensory experience and mitigate some of the debilitating effects of declining vision.
Awareness and appropriate design are often cost neutral –the session will emphasize how to identify problems and implement attainable solutions.
- Understand the parameters used to assess visual acuity.
- Understand how the process of healthy aging as well as diseases associated with old age, impacts vision and cognition.
- Review design features that compensate and mitigate the impact of declined vision
- Experience impaired vision with the aid of special glasses and discover first-hand how appropriate design makes environments friendlier to people with low vision.
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