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Electronic Text Displays: Reading Rehabilitation of Low Vision Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-23T17:36:38Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-23T17:36:38Z
dc.date.issued 2003-03-23
dc.identifier.citation Aquilante, K. (2003). Electronic Text Displays: Reading Rehabilitation of Low Vision Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, SUNY College of Optometry, New York. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/39835
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate whether reading performance, measured in words per minute, improved during an hour of within-session practice. The reading methods were three computer-generated presentations including (1) MNREAD, a modified page format, (2) RSVP, which presents one word at a time, and (3) SCROLL, where text pans from right to left across a screen. Forty-five young readers with normal vision, forty-five elder readers with normal vision, and forty-five readers with low vision due to age-related macular degeneration read by one of these methods. None of the participants had previous experience reading with MNREAD, RSVP of SCROLL. There was little evidence that within-session practice improved performance. Only 10 of 135 participants had modest reading rate gains, and there was no statistical difference between reading method or subject group for this small subset of readers. en
dc.description.sponsorship This work was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (grants K23-EY-00366 (KA) and R01-EY-11617 (DY) and by the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Resarch at SUNY State College of Optometry en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher SUNY College of Optometry en
dc.subject Low vision en
dc.subject age-related macular degeneration (AMD) en
dc.subject reading en
dc.subject MNREAD en
dc.subject RSVP en
dc.subject SCROLL en
dc.title Electronic Text Displays: Reading Rehabilitation of Low Vision Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration en
dc.type Thesis en


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