Date of Award


Document Type

Access Controlled Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

John Foley, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

James Hokanson, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Peter McGinnis, Ph.D.


Pedometer accuracy and validity during moderate to vigorous activity was examined in youth with visual impairment. Fourteen children (6 males, 8 females) with visual impairment were observed and recorded during six activities at a summer camp while wearing a New Lifestyles 1000 pedometer and an ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer. Results indicate that there may be discrepancies in activity measurement of visually impaired youth when activity is measured with a pedometer versus an accelerometer.