The following resources may benefit your agency or the individuals you serve. Please make use of the information, pamphlets, and contacts, and let us know if you would like to add to the list.
Online Informational Resources
General Information and Resources on Aging and Vision Loss from the NRTC
Information on Specific Eye Diseases
Assistive Technology Low Interest Financing Programs
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Blind Veterans Association
Deaf Seniors of America
Fall Prevention (VisionAware)
Hadley School for the Blind
Healthy Aging Month
Healthy Eyes Education Series (Prevent Blindness America)
Helen Keller National Center
International Classification of Functioning (World Health Organization)
Lessons for Living with Vision Loss
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Association of Elder law Attorneys
National Council on Aging
National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)
National Eye Institute
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day
National Federation of the Blind
National Institute on Aging
Prevent Blindness America
Tips for Working with Seniors with Vision Loss
VisionAware for Seniors
Commonly Used Terminology
Courtesy Rules for Assisting a Person Who is Visually Impaired or Blind
Getting Started Kits (AFB)
How to Use the International Classification of Functioning: A Practical Manual
National Eye Health Education Program – Vision and Aging
Religious Materials in Accessible Formats
Final Report: Adapting SAIL for a Visually Impaired Senior Population
Results: Adapting SAIL for a Visually Impaired Senior Population
O&M for Independent Living: Strategies for Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Older Adults. Griffin-Shirley, N & Bozman, L. (2016).
Pathway to Independence: A guide for people with vision loss. Kersh, Rita (2015).
Berry, P., Mascia, J., & Steinman, B. A. (2004). Vision and hearing loss in older adults: Double trouble. Journal of Long-Term Home Health Care, 5, 35 - 40.
Capella-McDonnall, M. E. (2005). The effects of single and dual sensory loss on symptoms of depression in the elderly. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20, 855-861.
Cavenaugh, B. S., & Rogers, P. (2002). Employment patterns of older workers with visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 96(9), 655-658.
Giesen, J. M., & Cavenaugh, B. S. (2006). Evaluation in the Older Blind Independent Living Program: Advantages of a structural equation modeling approach. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 100(8), 482-487.
Farrow, K., & Steverson, A. (2016). A summary of services provided by Chapter 2 Programs: A review of Older Individuals who are Blind performance report data from years 2008-2013. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 110(6), 461-467.
LeJeune, B. J. (2011). In their own words: Aging with hearing and vision loss. AER Report, 27(4), 15-16, 20.
LeJeune, B. J. (2010). Aging with dual sensory loss: Thoughts from consumer focus groups. AER Journal: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 3(4), 146-152
LeJeune, B. J., Steinman, B. A., & Mascia, J. (2003). Enhancing socialization of older persons experiencing loss of both vision and hearing. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 27, 95 - 97.
McDonnall, M. C., Crudden, A., LeJeune, B. J., Steverson, A., & O'Donnell, N. (2016). Needs and challenges of seniors with combined hearing and vision loss. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 110(6), 399-411.
McDonnall, M. C. (2009). Risk factors for depression among older adults with dual sensory loss. Aging and Mental Health, 13(4), 569-576.
McDonnall, M. C. (2009). The effects of developing a dual sensory loss on depression in older adults: A longitudinal study. Journal of Aging and Health, 21(8), 1179-1199.
McDonnall, M. C., & LeJeune, B. J. (2008). Employment among older adults with combined hearing and vision loss. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 39(3), 3-9.
Moore, J. E., Steinman, B. A., Giesen, J. M., & Frank, J. J. (2006). Functional outcomes and consumer satisfaction in the Older Blind Independent Living Program. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 100(5), 285-294.
Moore, J. E. (2003). Using program evaluation to improve service delivery for older individuals who are blind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 97, 42-45.
Moore, J. E., Giesen, J. M., Weber, J. M., & Crews, J. E. (2001). Functional outcomes reported by consumers of the independent living program for older individuals who are blind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 95, 403-417.