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Added Entries, Volume 35, Issue 2

Winter 2008

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during fall 2007. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections. Prices of publications have been included wherever possible. 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

Blindness and visual impairments: information and advocacy organizations see Blindness--Directories
Facts: 2008 calendars see Braille Calendars
The magazine program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped see Magazines in Special Formats--Directories

Alzheimer’s Disease

What happens next? A booklet about being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, 2007. 11p. (NIH publ. no. 07-6199). Free. (NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).

Audible Pedestrian Signals

Gustafson-Pearce, Olinkha, Eric Billett, and Franjo Cecelja. Comparison between audio and tactile systems for delivering simple navigational information to visually impaired pedestrians. British journal of visual impairment, v. 25, Sept. 2007: 255–265.

Blind Children--Growth and Development

Roman-Lantzy, Christine. Cortical visual impairment: an approach to assessment and intervention. New York: AFB Press, 2007. 211p. $49.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143.)

Blind Veterans

Williams, Michael D. Addressing one of the growing concerns of today’s veterans, EP magazine, v. 37, Oct. 2007: 78–80.

Blindness--Directories

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Blindness and visual impairments: information and advocacy organizations. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2007. 48p. Free. (Reference circular 07-02). Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/blindorg2007.html.

Blindness--Research

Dennison, Elizabeth, and Amanda Hall Lueck, eds. Proceedings of the summit on cerebral-cortical visual impairment: educational, family, and medical perspectives, April 30, 2005. New York: AFB Press, 2007. 348p. $39.95.

Braille Calendars

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: 2008 calendars. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington, 2007. 6p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/calendars.html.

Children with Multiple Disabilities

Chen, Deborah, and June E. Downing. Tactile strategies for children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities: promoting communication and learning skills. New York: AFB Press, 2006. 210p. $39.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

Huffman, Lee. Increased independence in the palm of your hand: a review of the Nemo and Compact+ CCTVs. AccessWorld, v. 8, Sept. 2007. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw080507.

Deaf-Blind Children

Bruce, Susan M., and others. Gestures expressed by children who are congenitally deaf-blind: topography, rate, and function. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, Oct. 2007: 637–652.

Down Syndrome

Couwenhoven, Terri. Teaching children with Down syndrome about their bodies, boundaries, and sexuality: a guide for parents and professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2007. 331p. $24.95. (6510 Bells Mill Road, 20817).

Grants and Scholarships

Counselors and mentors handbook on federal student aid: a guide for those advising students about financial aid for postsecondary education, 2008–09. Washington: U.S. Department of Education, 2007. 1 v. Free. (ED Pubs, Education Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794). Also available for download at www.fsa4counselors.ed.gov/clcf/counselorsHandbook.html.

Labels and Labeling Systems for People with Visual Impairments

AFB’s Rx Label Enable campaign. Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=3&TopicID=329.

Parker, Jenny. X-PIL: finding out about medicines. NB, issue 21, Sept. 2007: 29–31.

Libraries--Assistive Technology

Schmetzke, Axel. Leadership at the American Library Association and accessibility: a critical view. Retrieved Dec. 12, 2007. http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/ALA_article2007.htm.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Foreign Countries--Directories

* European Blind Union. Libraries for blind and partially sighted people in Europe. Retrieved Oct. 12, 2007. www.euroblind.org/fichiersGB/libraries.htm.

Literacy

National Endowment for the Arts. To read or not to read: a question of national consequence. Research report no. 47. 74p. Retrieved Nov. 19, 2007. www.nea.gov/research/ToRead.pdf [PDF/3.3 MB].

Magazines in Special Formats--Directories

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped. The magazine program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington, 2007. 21p. Free. (Reference circular 07-03). Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magazines.html.

Moon Type

McCall, Steve, and Mike McLinden. Teachers’ perspectives on the use of the Moon code to develop literacy in children with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 101, Oct. 2007: 601–612.

Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

LaVenture, Susan, ed. A parents’ guide to special education for children with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press, 2007. 395p. $34.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

Physical Fitness

Burton, Darren, and Lee Huffman. Exercising your right to fitness: an overview of the accessibility of exercise equipment. AccessWorld, v. 8, Nov. 2007. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw080603.

Physicians with Disabilities

Cohen, Sharon. Blind student earns M.D. Future reflections, v. 26, fall 2007: 50–52.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Fourie, Robert James. A qualitative self-study of retinitis pigmentosa. British journal of visual impairment, v. 25, Sept. 2007: 217–232.

Safety in the Home

Ohime, Jackie. Protecting your home: tips for visually impaired home owners. Dialogue, v. 46, Nov.–Dec. 2007: 46–51.

Science for People with Visual Impairments

Emery, Chris. Blind youths seek a future in science. Future reflections, v. 26, fall 2007: 11–13.

Screen Readers

Crabb, Nolan. This screen reader is truly portable. Dialogue, v. 46, Sept.–Oct. 2007: 41–44.

Senior Adults with Visual Impairments

Charles, Nigel. Estimates of the number of older people with a visual impairment in the UK. British journal of visual impairment, v. 25, Sept. 2007: 199–215.

* Orr, Alberta L., and Priscilla Rogers. Aging and vision loss: a handbook for families. New York: AFB Press, 2006. 232p. $19.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress

* Caulton, Jane, and others. Accessible reading materials for youth: the evolution of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped children’s collection. Future reflections, v. 26, fall 2007: 37–43.

* 75 years of AFB and talking books. Retrieved Dec. 27, 2007.
www.afb.org/section.asp?sectionID=69.

Telephones for People with Visual Impairments

First cell phone that reads to the blind and dyslexic released by joint venture of Kurzweil Technologies and the National Federation of the Blind. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2008. www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=277.

Milliman, Ronald E. My experiences purchasing and activating a new cell phone. AccessWorld, v. 8, Sept. 2007. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID= aw080505.

Toys for Children with Disabilities

Toy guide for differently-abled kids. Edison, NJ: Toys "R" Us, 2008. 55p. Free. (P.O. Box 3019, 08818).

Voting

Byzek, Josie. Access vs. integrity: the voting machine controversy. New mobility, v. 18, Oct. 2007: 20–24.

White Canes

Cutter, Joseph. Functions of the cane and the bottom-up approach to O&M for children. Future reflections, v. 26, fall 2007: 24–30.

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