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Relative-size magnification versus relative-distance magnification: Effect on the reading performance of adults with normal and low vision

Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. & Whittaker, Stephen G. (1998) Relative-size magnification versus relative-distance magnification: Effect on the reading performance of adults with normal and low vision. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 92, pp. 433-446.

Abstract

In the study reported here, the effect of character size on the reading rates of adults with normal and low vision was measured using both relative-size magnification (by which the print size is increased) and relative-distance magnification (by which the reading distance is decreased with appropriate optical correction). With relative-distance magnification, the reading rates of the subjects with normal vision were slower at close distances, but the results were small and inconsistent. For the subjects with low vision, the magnification method did not affect their reading rates.

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ID Code: 5641
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: j.lovie-kitchin@qut.edu.au
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ISSN: 1559-1476
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 American Foundation for the Blind
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:16

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