Using a global perspective to look at the challenges faced in deafblindness research
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What is it about?
We decided to use the United Nations Principles for Older Persons that were developed by the United Nations and view them from the perspective of older adults that have combined vision and hearing loss (congenital or acquired).
Why is it important?
When researchers and policy makers have to make decisions about priorities, they often rely on international recommendations. However, persons with disabilities are not always represented within such recommendations. Therefore, we decided to raise the profile and draw more attention towards the needs and challenges that emerge when conducting research with and for older adults with combined vision and hearing loss.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walter Wittich