This webpage gathers resources for people working with children with vision impairment in the Arab World. You will find, among others, documents developed locally that you can down load in their MS Word version and then modify to suit your use.
Note that little of the content of these files is original: texts and ideas were adapted and translated from a wide variety of sources for the benefits of children with vision impairment and their parents, teachers, or professionals serving them. The sources are mentioned as often as possible.
If you want to know more about the Vision Rehabilitation programs (professional diploma and master's degree) offered by the German Jordanian University, visit the University website: www.gju.edu.jo under the School of Applied Medical Sciences.
For suggestions or comments please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created: 10 September 2008
Last update: 22 September 2011
Come Closer is the English adaptation of Kom Närmare developed in Sweden through the SEEnior project at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden. It was made at the German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan, with the permission of the authors, to provide the students in the Vision Rehabilitation Programs and vision professionals basic information on magnification for people with low vision.
The main objective of the booklet is to emphasis the importance of using the appropriate reading distance when using magnification glasses. This distance is based on the optical properties of the lens. It is important to realize that a young person who uses accommodation might want to get even closer to the text.
The reading chart is used to estimate the need for magnification. At all times, the user is the one who determines the magnification he wants to use.
A reading chart in Arabic can be downloaded below, as well as a template that can be used to produce a reading chart in another language.
To develop a reading chart:
If you want your chart to be available to others or if you have questions, send an email to email@example.com.