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THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

A Partnership between Envision and Regional Institute on Aging Hopes to Increase Resources and Foster Student Interest in Low Vision Research

The partnership between Envision Research Institute (ERI) and WSU's Regional Institute on Aging (RIA), and its director, Dr. Alex Chaparro, were featured in an article on Eyewire Today. The article discusses how the partnership between the two research institutes serves as a way to increase the resources available to both organizations. Additionally, the article highlights that the partnership will facilitate and increase student interest in low vision rehabilitation research.

One graduate student in the Human Factors Psychology program, Erin Gannon, has already taken advantage of that partnership by researching alternative text presentations for reading with central vision loss, specifically around macular degeneration.

The full article can be found here.