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Added Entries, Volume 36, Issue 1

Fall 2008

The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference collections during summer 2008. 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.

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

Americans with Disabilities Act, P. L. 101-336

U. S. Department of Justice. ADA best practices tool kit for state and local governments. Chapter 2: ADA coordinator, notice and grievance procedure: administrative requirements under Title II of the ADA. Retrieved Sept. 15, 2008. www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap2toolkit.htm.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Mahone, E. Mark, and Wayne Silverman. ADHD and executive functions: lessons learned from research. EP magazine, v. 38, Aug. 2008: 48–51.

Pastor, Patricia N., and Cynthia A. Reuben. Diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disability: United States, 2004–2006. Data from the National Health Interview Survey. Vital and health statistics, series 10, no. 237. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2008. 14p. Also available online at www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_237.pdf (PDF 325kb).

Audible Pedestrian Signals

Stewart, Ken. Accessible pedestrian signals receive presidential zeal. Braille forum, v. 47, July 2008: 14–16. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/2008/bf072008-5.html.

Audio Description

* Federal Communications Commission. Consumer advisory: video descriptions and the digital television transition. 3p. Free. (FCC, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554). Also available on audiocassette, in braille, and in electronic text and online at www.dtv.gov/wilmington/factsheets/dtvvideodescription.pdf (PDF 75kb).

Awards--Working with People with Visual Impairments--Francis Joseph Campbell Award

Welsh, Richard L. Sir Francis Joseph Campbell and his family: the first family in professional services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Re:view, v. 39, winter 2008: 158–171.

Braille--National Literary Braille Competency Test

Walch, Louise. Keeping our promises: braille competency test now a reality. Braille monitor, v. 51, July 2008: 538–543. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm08/bm0807/bm080710.htm.

Braille--Translation Software

Tan, Teri. Print-to-braille conversion. Publishers weekly, v. 25, July 14, 2008: 20.

Captioned Media

Federal Communications Commission. Consumer advisory: closed captioning and digital-to-analog converter boxes for viewing free over-the-air-programming on analog televisions. 3p. Free. (FCC, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20054). Also available on audiocassette, in braille, and in electronic text and online at www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/CC_converters.html.

Federal Communications Commission. Consumer advisory: closed captioning for digital television (DTV). 3p. Free. Also available on audiocassette, in braille, and in electronic text and online at www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/dtvcaptions.html.

Caregivers

Caring for the caregivers to individuals with disabilities or other special needs. EP magazine, v. 38, Aug. 2008: 56–58.

Chronic Illness--Biography

Cohen, Richard M. Strong at the broken places: voices of illness, a chorus of hope. New York: Harper, 2008. 332p. $24.95.

Deaf-Blind Children--Communication

Correa-Torres, Silvia Maria. Communication opportunities for students with deaf-blindness in specialized and inclusive settings: a pilot study. Re:view, v. 39, winter 2008: 197–206.

Diabetes--Care and Treatment

Your diabetes 411 page: connecting to available information. Retrieved Sept. 12, 2008. www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=63&TopicID=291&SubTopicID=126&DocumentID=4236.

Digital Talking-Book Players

* Burton, Darren, and Charles Wesley Clements. Now playing: a review of the accessibility of digital audio players, part 1. AccessWorld, v. 9, July 2008. Retrieved Sept. 12, 2008. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw090404.

* Geno, Michael. Accessible audio device for the blind: the Victor Reader Stream. Braille forum, v. 46, Aug. 2008: 20–27. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/2008/bf082008-9.html.

Education for Blind Children

Conroy, Paula Wenner. Paraprofessionals and students with visual impairments: potential pitfalls and solutions. Re:view, v. 39, summer 2007: 43–55.

Employment of People with Learning Disabilities

Brown, Dale S. Job accommodations for people with learning disabilities. Retrieved July 17, 2008. www.ldonline.org/article/9942.

Epilepsy

Couzin, Jennifer. When death strikes without warning. Science, v. 321, July 4, 2008: 31–33.

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities and young children: identification and intervention. Retrieved Sept. 11, 2008. www.ldonline.org/article/11511?theme=print.

Libraries--Surveys

Van Fleet, Connie, and June Lester. Is anyone listening? Use of library competencies statements in state and public libraries. Public libraries, v. 47, Aug. 2008: 42–53.

Library Services for People with Disabilities

* DeLatte, Monique, ed. Library accessibility—what you need to know. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), 2008. Retrieved Aug. 6, 2008. www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaprotools/accessibilitytipsheets/.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments

Schneider, Katherine. I love libraries, and I’m blind. Library journal, v. 133, July 2008: 43.

Literacy

2008 kids and family reading report. Reading in the 21st century: turning the page with technology. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2008. 60p. Free. (557 Broadway, 10012). Also available online at www.scholastic.com/readingreport/.

Maurer, Marc. Reflections of a lifetime reader and library maven. Braille monitor, v. 51, July 2008: 493–499. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm08/bm0807/bm080702.htm.

Medicare/Medicaid

Your medicare benefits. Revised edition 2008. Retrieved Aug. 18, 2008. www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/10116.pdf (PDF 545kb).

Money

Brunson, Melanie. Court decides in favor of accessible currency. Braille forum, v. 47, July 2008: 4–6. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/2008/bf072008-2.html.

Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities

Choose your ride: and adapt it! New mobility supplement, July 2008: 2–12 (entire issue).

Native Americans with Disabilities

Waldman, H. Barry, Steven P. Perlman, and Mark Swerdloff. Native American children with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 38, July 2008: 54–55.

Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities

Evidence-based practice in the provision of rehabilitation services: special issue. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 74, Apr.–May–June 2008: 3–63 (entire issue).

Religion and People with Disabilities

Uitvlugt, Nella. An atmosphere of welcome and mutuality: how do faith communities work together to create it? EP magazine, v. 38, July 2008: 45–47.

Screen Readers

Kennedy, Josh. A comparative review of four screen-access products. Braille forum, v. 47, July 2008: 9–16. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/2008/bf072008-4.html.

Senior Adults--Statistics

Pratt, Laura A., Julie D. Weeks, and Margie R. Goulding. Measures of cognitive functioning in the 1994–2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging. National health statistics reports; no. 2. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2008. 16p.

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

Contracts awarded for digital talking-book player, cartridge mailing container, and training. Flash, v. 4, July 2008: 1-2. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/flash/index.html.

Textbooks in Special Formats

Renfranz, Pat, Sandy Taboada, and Jill Weatherd. Progress and stalemates: the complexities of creating a textbooks-on-time system for blind students. Braille monitor, v. 51, July 2008: 513–524. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm08/bm0807/bm080706.htm.

Theater and Audiences with Disabilities

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Accessibility guide: services for people with disabilities. New York: Lincoln Center, 2008. 39p. Free. [large print booklet] (70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 10023).

Vocational Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities

Pruett, Steven R., and others. Empirical evidence supporting the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 74, Apr.–May–June 2008: 56–63.

White Canes

Cane travel and independence: special issue. Future reflections, v. 27, July 2008: 2–94 (entire issue). Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr27/2/fr2702tc.htm.

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