FEATURE TOPIC: ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATIONS IN CAREEnhancing the Visual Environment for Older and Visually Impaired PersonsArditi, Aries PhDAuthor Information Aries Arditi, PhD, is senior fellow in vision science, Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute, Lighthouse International, New York. Address correspondence to: Aries Arditi, PhD, Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute, Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th St, New York, NY 10022. E-mail: [email protected]. Alzheimer's Care Quarterly: October 2005 - Volume 6 - Issue 4 - p 294-299 Buy Abstract This article provides guidelines for making the environment more visually accessible to seniors with low vision and with visual declines typical of older age. These include typographic modifications to documents and signage, and enhancements of color and contrast. In addition, a tutorial introduction to how vision declines with age, describing the major determinants of object visibility, is given. ©2005Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.