Universal Access in the Information Society

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 483–495

An empirical study examining medication management among individuals with visual impairments

Long paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10209-016-0467-y

Cite this article as:
Easley, W., Kuber, R. & Ozok, A.A. Univ Access Inf Soc (2017) 16: 483. doi:10.1007/s10209-016-0467-y


Medication management can often be a challenging task for individuals adhering to a strict regimen. In response, a number of technologies have been developed to remind the user when to take medication and to record how often medications have been consumed. Many of these technologies have not been designed with visually impaired users in mind, making the process of access more difficult for individuals with sight loss. This study serves to identify the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with visual impairments when managing multiple medications. Strategies to identify, locate and consume medications are described. Findings from this study offer guidance to developers interested in creating more inclusive medication management solutions.


Adherence Assistive technology Medication management Mobile phones Visual impairment 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UMBCBaltimoreUSA

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