The overall aim of SensAge (Lifelong Learning Needs for Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities) is to become the reference point within the European Union for developments in lifelong learning and enablement for ageing people with sensory disabilities in order to maintain their independence and to improve their quality of life.

This multifunctional webplatform is a central access point for all network partners and for the public.
It includes news, activities - events, leaflets, a knowledge base, information about organisations, and so on.


SensAge video in different languages 
The video describing SensAge, in multiple languages can be seen here.


Photo of a screenshot out of the SensAge video: the eyes of an old woman, including a part of the English flag

The SensSage group and conference speakers at York 2014

3rd International SensAge Conference: 23 June 2014

Date: 3 July 2014
Author : Ruben Koman


3rd International SensAge Conference: 23 June 2014, King’s Manor, University of York, UK.   The theme for this, the 3rd Annual International SensAge Conference, was Promoting Active Participation by Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. In the two previous Annual Conferences, themes had focused on the current state of knowledge in the field of Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities (2012), and on the Quality of Services and their Impact (2013).   In this…


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IMC15 Call for Abstracts is now open

Date: 19 September 2014
Author : Ruben Koman


The 15th International Mobility Conference (IMC15) welcomes the submission of abstracts related to the developments in orientation and mobility research and clinical intervention in the form of oral and poster sessions at the Conference that will be held from July 6-9, 2015 in Montréal, Canada. Don't miss the opportunity to submit an abstract of your latest scientific research or intervention project. The abstract deadline is December 1, 2014.


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8th International Conference Special Education and Rehabilitation Today

Date: 24 July 2014
Author : Ruben Koman


We are glad to inform you that The 8th International Conference Special Education and Rehabilitation Today will be organized in Belgrade from 7th to 9th November 2014.   Conference topics: ·            Early intervention in special education and rehabilitation ·            Assessment techniques in special education and…


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Image of an eye: the logo of the Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union, Bratislava, Slovakia

5th European Conference on Psychology and Visual Impairment (ECPVI 2014)

Date: 4 July 2014
Author : Ruben Koman


When?       20th – 21st November 2014 (Thursday – Friday)   Where? Bratislava – Slovakia - Mercure Bratislava Centrum hotel http://www.mercure.com/gb/home/index.shtml   Who? •Are you working with people with visual impairment? •Are you a researcher conducting research in the area of visual impairment? •Are you a teacher who wishes to get a deeper insight into the psychology of visual impairment? •Are…


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Knowledge Base Articles

Guide for Civil Dialogue on Promoting Older People’s Social Inclusion

The intention of the Guide is to present some good practice examples of civil dialogue on ageing issues including those that promote social inclusion in old age. The Guide also makes some proposals on how best to implement and participate in the civil dialogue process across all national 
policy-making levels: from governmental level down through to regional and local level strategies and initiatives which aim to improve the daily lives of older people.


Date: 1 December 2014 12:10
Author: AGE Platform Europe
Organization: AGE Platform Europe
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises

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Screening for hearing, visual and dual sensory impairment in older adults using behavioural cues: A validation study

A validation of the article “Sjekkliste for kartlegging av kombinerte alvorlige sansetap blant eldre” (Kolbein Lyng, Else Marie Svingen).
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Severe Dual Sensory Loss screening tool, a tool designed to help nurses and care assistants to identify hearing, visual and dual sensory impairment in older adults.


Date: 22 September 2014 15:56
Author: Lieve M. Roets – Merken, Sytse U. Zuidema, Myrra J.F.J. Vernooij – Dassen, Gertrudis I.J.M. Kempen
Organization: International Journal Of Nursing Studies
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises

Sjekkliste for kartlegging av kombinerte alvorlige sansetap blant eldre

The checklist is developed for use in nursing and care services where the staff knows the users from everyday life. The questions in the checklist refer to typical behavioral characteristics for severe visual- and hearing impairment and one question about possession of technical aids for vision and/or hearing.


Date: 22 September 2014 15:35
Author: Kolbein Lyng, Else Marie Svingen
Organization: Helsedirektoratet
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises