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Added Entries, Volume 35, Issue 1

Fall 2007

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during summer 2007. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections. Wherever possible, prices of publications have been included. Full publishers' addresses are included when they are not readily obtainable through libraries and bookstores. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are especially recommended for basic reference collections in libraries serving visually and physically handicapped readers.

Requests for materials listed should be sent directly to the publishers or sources cited with each entry. Items are not available from NLS unless specifically indicated.

NLS Publications

Development of life cycle cost model for DTBs: final report see Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress--Digital Talking Books
Sources of braille reading materials see Braille--Reading

Alzheimer’s Disease

Progress report on Alzheimer’s disease 2005–2006: journey to discovery. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, 2007. 64 p. (NIH publ. 06-6047). Free. (NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments

Gill, John. Accessibility for visitors who are blind or partially sighted: how technology can help. London: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), 2007. 28p. Free. [booklet]. (105 Judd Street, WC1H 9NE). Also available online at www.tiresias.org.

Audiobook Production

* You say it how?: LBPH pronunciation guide to names of public figures. Retrieved June 20, 2007. www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner/SayHow.

Autism

Anderson, Stephen R., and others. Self-help skills for people with autism: a systematic teaching approach. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2007. 187p. $21.95.

Blind Children--Growth and Development

Campbell, Julie. Understanding the emotional needs of children who are blind. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, June 2007: 351–355.

Blindness--Bibliography

Jacobus tenBroek Library resource guide. 72p. Free. Baltimore, MD: National Federation of the Blind, Jernigan Institute, 2007. (1800 Johnson Street, 21230).

Braille--Reading

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Sources of braille reading materials. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum and Carol Strauss. Washington, 2007. 34p. Free. Reference circular 07-01. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/braillesources.html.

Braille Mathematics

Blindmath—blind math list for those interested in mathematics. Retrieved Sept. 12, 2007. www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/blindmath.

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

Huffman, Lee. Laptop-compatible CCTVs: a portable option for students with low vision. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, June 2007: 361–364.

Computers for People with Visual Impairments--Centers and Services

International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind (IBTC). 12p. [booklet]. Free. Baltimore, MD: National Federation of the Blind, 2007. (1800 Johnson Street, 21230).

Crafts for People with Visual Impairments

Stephens Van, Stephanie. New independence! Craft adaptations for adults with vision impairments. Rev. ed. Mohegan Lake, NY: AWARE Publications, 2007. 138+p. $25. (P.O. Box 96, 10547). Available for purchase and download at www.visionaware.org/craft-book-blind-low-vision.

Dyslexia

Burden, Robert, and Julia Burdett. What’s in a name? Students with dyslexia: their use of metaphor in making sense of their disability. British journal of special education, v.34, June 2007: 77–82.

Employment of People with Disabilities

Advising youth with disabilities on disclosure: tips for service providers. Retrieved Aug.15, 2007. www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/advising.htm.

Youth, disclosure, and the workplace: why, when, what, and how. Retrieved Aug.15, 2007. www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/ydw.htm.

Employment of Senior Adults

Dennis, Helen, and Kathryn Thomas. Ageism in the workplace. Generations, v. 31, spring 2007: 84–89.

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Ponchillia, Paul E., and others. Accessible GPS: reorientation and target location among users with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, July 2007: 389–401.

Ponchillia, Paul E., and others. Finding a target with an accessible global positioning system. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, Aug. 2007: 479–488.

Horticulture for People with Visual Impairments

Jones, Ernest. Don’t let blindness stop you from growing a garden! Dialogue, v. 46, May–June 2007: 39–45.

Large Print--Type Design

Perera, Sylvia. Tiresias LP font: a large print typeface specially designed for people with low vision. LPfont: an investigation into the legibility of large print typefaces. Retrieved Aug. 28, 2007. www.tiresias.org/fonts/lpfont/report/lpfont3.htm.

Russell-Minda, Elizabeth, and others. The legibility of typefaces for readers with low vision: a research review. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, July 2007: 402–415.

Learning Disabilities--Bibliography

Learning disabilities resource kit. Retrieved July 26, 2007. www.nrcld.org/resource_kit

Learning Disabilities and Visual Impairments

Light at the end of the tunnel: improving services to people with visual impairment and learning disability across the UK. NB, issue 18, June 2007: 30–35.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Caribbean

Wallace, Annette. Out of darkness: library services for the blind and print disabled in Trinidad and Tobago. In: Peltier-Davis, Cheryl, and Shamin Renwick, eds. Caribbean libraries in the 21st century: changes, challenges, and choices. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2007. Pp: 133–144.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Foreign Countries

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Libraries for the Blind Section. Funding and governance of library and information services for visually impaired people: international case studies. Part 1: summary report, Part 2: country reports, and Part 3: appendixes. London: Rightscom Ltd., 2007. Available online at www.ifla.org/VII/s31/index.htm and as a DAISY multimedia disk from Helen Brazier, Secretary, IFLA Libraries for the Blind Section, c/o RNIB National Library Service at helen.brazier@rnib.org.uk.

Low Vision

All about low vision: a guide to the major causes of vision loss and how to find help. New York, NY: Lighthouse International, 2007. [fold-out poster]. Free. (111 East 59th Street, 10022).

Living better at home: a guide for people with vision loss. New York, NY: Lighthouse International, 2007. [kit includes signature guide, bold write pen, and touch-dots tactile location system]. Free.

Money

Bennett, Sara. Counting on currency accessibility. Dialogue, v. 46, July–Aug. 2007: 39–43.

Kent, Janiece. Counting my tips. Braille forum, v. 46, July–Aug. 2007: 13–15.

Winer, Mimi. A simple solution to money muddles. Dialogue, v. 46, July–Aug. 2007: 44–45.

Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities

Annual consumer’s guide to mobility equipment dealers. Exceptional parent, v. 57, June 2007: 3–47. (entire issue; supplement).

Smith, Mark E. Hitting the road without breaking the bank. New mobility, v. 18, July 2007: 55–58, 61–79.

Prostheses for People with Disabilities

Kahle, Jason T., and M. Jason Highsmith. Getting the most out of your prosthesis. InMotion, v. 17, July–Aug. 2007: 27–29.

Rehabilitation Counseling

Jackson, Mary Lou. Communication with patients who have low vision. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, Aug. 2007: 489–493.

Senior Adults--Bibliography

National Institute on Aging offers a new Spanish-language web site. Retrieved Sept. 19, 2007. www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol.

Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress--Digital Talking Books

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Development of life cycle cost model for DTBs: final report. Fairfax, VA: ManTech Advanced Systems International, 2007. 1 v. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reports/dtblife/index.html.

Telecommunications for People with Disabilities

Accessibility of information and communication technology systems: involving people with disabilities in the standardisation process. London: COST219ter, 2007. 8p. Free. [booklet]. (105 Judd Street, WC1H 9NE). Also available online at www.tiresias.org/cost219ter/.

Textbooks in Special Formats

Herzberg, Tina S., and Laura M. Stough. The production of brailled instructional materials in Texas public schools. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, Aug. 2007: 465–478.

Voluntarism

Morrow-Howell, Nancy. A longer worklife: the new road to volunteering. Generation, v. 31, spring 2007: 63–67.


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