14 September 2015
Source: VISION 2020 UK
How can design identify the unmet needs of young people with low vision and offer non-stigmatising, desirable and functional low vision devices?
Research Associate Simon Kinneir and Project Researcher Elizabeth Roberts in the Age & Ability Research Lab at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design are working with VISION 2020 UK supported by Thomas Pocklington Trust and VICTA.
This creative design-research project looks to better understand the functional needs, perspectives and aspirations around Low Vision Devicess, both digital and low-tech. Collaborating with 12-18 year olds who are vision impaired, with and without additional special educational needs and/or disabilities, the researchers will be forming a core group of participants. The research will be carried out over the next six months involving individuals, groups and co-design workshops. The project will outline issues, themes and recommendations for future interventions.