Quality standards aim to improve clinical ophthalmology services to people with learning disabilities

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People with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people and if people have severe or profound learning disabilities, the likelihood of having sight problems is further increased. The difficulties are compounded of course when people may not know they have a problem and may not be able [read the full story…]

Adult mediation has pivotal role in promoting engagement through haptic strategies in children with learning disabilities and visual impairment


This review of the literature looked at issues relating to the development of haptic exploratory strategies in children who have visual impairment and learning disabilities. Haptic perception refers to the recognition of objects through touch, involving the perception of patterns such as edges, curves and textures, whereby people can identify three-dimensional objects by moving their [read the full story…]

Report estimates 50,000 people with learning disabilities known to services in UK have visual impairment

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This report, jointly funded by the RNIB and SeeAbility aims to estimate how many people with learning disabilities in the UK are likely to have visual impairments. The presence of visual impairments can significantly impair the independence and quality of life of people with learning disabilities, but currently there is no national monitoring of the [read the full story…]