See Hear

A strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland


1 World Report on Disability. World Health Organization, 2011.


3 Talking Points, Personal outcomes approach, Joint Improvement Team 2012.

4 NDCS - Prevalence of additional disabilities with deafness: A review of the literature, 2012.

5 Visual Impairment Scotland, 2003.

6 Clarke G. (2005). Incidence of neurological vision impairment in patients who suffer from and acquired brain
injury. International Congress Series.
Rowe F. et al. (2009). Visual impairment following stroke: do stroke patients require vision assessment. Age Ageing.

Suchoff I.B. et al. (2008). The frequency of occurrence, types and characteristics of visual field defects in
acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Journal of the American Optometric Association.

7 Data taken from - Hearing Matters: Taking action on hearing loss in the 21st century, Action on Hearing Loss,

8 Data taken from NDCS How many deaf children are there in Scotland?, 2008.

9 Data taken from - Success in Sight?, Scottish Vision Strategy Advisory Group, 2012.

10 Brody et al, 2001.


12 Adapted from Reshaping Care/Change Fund materials.

13 The Scottish Government will provide funding to local partnerships for 2013/14 and 2014/15 to assist with
the work that will be required to implement this group of recommendations. Partnerships should ensure that
attention is given to ensuring maximum sustainability once this funding ceases.


Email: Alan Nicholson

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