Events

  • Hybrid Colloquium: The effects of macular degeneration on the eye, brain and behaviour

    Hybrid Colloquium: The effects of macular degeneration on the eye, brain and behaviour

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    Abstract: Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries and results in a significant reduction in quality of life. It first causes damage to the outer retinal layers of the eye leading to central visual field loss. Although treatments are under development to restore vision, these assume that the rest of the visual pathway remains intact and functional. I will present evidence that macular degeneration leads to structural and functional changes in other parts of the visual pathways, as well as more widespread effects on the brain and cognition. https://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academicstaff/hb554/

    Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments People with hearing impairments often use lipreading and speechreading to improve speech comprehension. This approach is helpful but only works if the speaker’s face and mouth are clearly visible. For the benefit of people with hearing impairments on Zoom calls, please enable your device’s camera whenever you are speaking on Zoom, and face the camera while you speak. (Feel free to disable your camera when you aren’t speaking.)

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    CVI@SKI Discussion Group for Parents and Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

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    The CVI@SKI Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on Monday, July 10th at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to 1:30 p.m.

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    Functional Vision and Accessibility (FVA) Conference

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    3 August 2023 to 4 August 2023

    Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute presents a hybrid conference centered on translational research to optimize functional vision and accessibility. The meeting's goal is to encourage integration of multi-disciplinary approaches to evaluating visual dysfunction and its consequences. 

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