A PHOTO-ELICITATION STUDY WITH OLDER ADULTS WITH AGE-RELATED VISION LOSS (ARVL): A FOCUS ON RISK
Research on risk largely takes up a technico-scientific perspective, in which risk is viewed as an objective, measurable phenomenon that operates independently of sociocultural processes. This narrow view of risk is problematic as it fails to consider environmental factors shaping risk. Using photo-elicitation, this study examines how older adults with ARVL conceptualize risk, how risk both adds to and detracts from occupational engagement, and how environmental forces shape experiences of risk.
ENACTING A CRITICAL PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH PROCESS WITH OLDER ADULTS WITH VISION LOSS: A FOCUS ON COMMUNITY MOBILITY
Age-related vision loss (ARVL) has a profoundly negative impact on community mobility, which refers to people being able to move around their communities using different modes of transportation, such as driving, walking, or riding public transit. Using a critical participatory action research (CPAR) process, this study collaboratively addresses social, political, and pragmatic barriers to community mobility with older adults with ARVL and will enact social and policy-level change to address prioritized barriers.