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Exploring the Facilitators and Barriers to Physical Activity in Older People With Sight Loss

Amy E. Burton, Louise Clancy, and Lisa Cowap

). However, physical inactivity is common in older adults ( Shankar, McMunn, & Steptoe, 2010 ), particularly those with sight loss ( Alma et al., 2011 ; Willis, Jefferys, Vitale, & Ramulu, 2012 ). Increases in sight loss severity lead to decreases in activity levels even when other health-related factors

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Physical Activity Among Older Adults With Visual Impairment: A Scoping Review

Meridith Griffin, Brett Smith, P. David Howe, and Cassandra Phoenix

In this paper we present a scoping review of literature on aging, visual impairment, and physical activity. Our objectives are to: (a) explore the available literature on aging, physical activity, and sight loss; (b) describe how participation in physical activity by older adults with visual impairment is understood by researchers; and, (c) identify benefits, barriers, and facilitators of physical activity participation as reported by older adults with age-related sight loss. Over 2,000 sources were reviewed, with 30 studies meeting eligibility criteria. Findings were organized into four thematic categories, namely: (a) participation rates; (b) health inequalities; (c) barriers to physical activity participation; and, (d) benefits of physical activity participation. Through this scoping review process, extant knowledge was synthesized and gaps in the literature were critically assessed. To address these gaps, several avenues for future research are outlined and described, alongside a consideration of the implications of the scoping review findings for both policy and practice.

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“It’s Easier to Play Alone”: A Survey Study of Gaming With Disabilities

Pauliina Baltzar, Lobna Hassan, and Markku Turunen

presentation]. Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp.  1 – 8 ). https://doi.org/10.1145/2513383.2513444 Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) . ( 2022 ). RNIB research reveals gaming inaccessible for people with sight loss . https://www.rnib.org.uk/sight-loss

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The Association Between Objectively Measured Vision Impairment and Self-Reported Physical Activity Among 34,129 Adults Aged ≥50 Years in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Lee Smith, Shahina Pardhan, Trish Gorely, Yvonne Barnett, Louis Jacob, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Mark A. Tully, Nicola Veronese, Jae Il Shin, and Ai Koyanagi

People . ( 2020 ). Employment status and sight loss . Retrieved from https://www.rnib.org.uk/sites/default/files/Employment%20status%20and%20sight%20loss%202017.pdf Smith , L. , Gardner , B. , Fisher , A. , & Hamer , M. ( 2015 ). Patterns and correlates of physical activity behaviour over 10

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The Gatekeepers to Fitness: A Correspondence Study to Examine Disabling Practices Among Fitness Center Personnel

Sean Healy

Factor Surveillance System study . Global Journal of Health Science, 4 ( 6 ), 99 – 108 . https://doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v4n6p99 Phoenix , C. , Griffin , M. , & Smith , B. ( 2015 ). Physical activity among older people with sight loss: A qualitative research study to inform policy and practice

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The Association of Objective and Subjective Vision Impairment With Self-Reported Time Spent in Sedentary Behaviors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Lee Smith, Trish Gorely, Mark A. Tully, Yvonne Barnett, Mike Trott, Shahina Pardhan, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Louis Jacob, Jae I. Shin, Briona Pfifer, Hans Oh, Damiano Pizzol, and Ai Koyanagi

among older people with sight loss: a qualitative research study to inform policy and practice . Public Health 2015 ; 129 : 124 – 130 . PubMed ID: 25687710 doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2014.10.001 25687710 10.1016/j.puhe.2014.10.001 9. Smith L , Jackson SE , Pardhan S , et al . Visual impairment and

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Magic Carpet Ride: A Narrative Exploration of Disability and Adaptive Physical Activity

Rebecca Busanich and Emma McAfee

people with sight loss: A qualitative research study to inform policy and practice . Public Health, 129, 124 – 130 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2014.10.001 Ponti , A. , Berardi , A. , Galeoto , G. , Marchegiani , L. , Spandonaro , C. , & Marquez , M.A. ( 2020 ). Quality of life

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Outdoor Physical Activity and Play Among Canadian Children and Youth With Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings From the National Physical Activity Measurement Study

Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Raktim Mitra, Ritu Sharma, and Sarah A. Moore

movement of those with physical and sensory disabilities ( Brown et al., 2021 ). The physical distancing that was mandated in the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic created yet another barrier for some children with disabilities (e.g., children with sight loss and those who use mobility devices) to