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The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during fall 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.
Alzheimer’s disease: unraveling the mystery. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, 2008. 80p. (NIH publ. No. 08-3782). Free. (NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).
Farnsworth, Charles R., Jr., and John L. Luckner. The impact of assistive technology on curriculum accommodation for a braille-reading student. Re:View, v. 39, winter 2008: 171–187.
* Scheib, Michele. Accessing foreign language materials as a blind or low-vision student: an information guide on arranging for assistive technology, accessible formats, and services in the foreign-language course. Salem, OR: National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, Mobility International, USA, 2008. Free. Available on audiocasssette, in braille, and online at http://www.miusa.org/ncde/tipsheets/foreignlanguageandblind/infoguide.
Roentgen, Uta R., and others. Inventory of electronic mobility aids for persons with visual impairments: a literature review. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 702–724.
Dodson, William. ADHD: not just a childhood disorder. A discussion of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. (Part 5). EP magazine, v. 38, Oct. 2008: 74–75.
Parker, Amy T., Eric S. Grimmett, and Sharon Summers. Evidence-based communication practices for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities: an examination of single-subject design studies. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 540–552.
Pierce, Barbara. No such thing as blind culture. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 822–824. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org.
Clark, Christine, and Julia B. Stoner. An investigation of the spelling skills of braille readers. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 553–563.
Huber, Jessica G., and others. The psychosocial impact of closed-circuit televisions on persons with age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 690–701.
State-specific incidence of diabetes among adults: participating states, 1995–1997 and 2005–2007. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, v. 57, Oct. 2008: 1169–1173.
* Leventhal, Jay. How to choose the right MP3 player for your visually impaired teenager. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 565–568.
The Americans with Disabilities Act: applying performance and conduct standards to employees with disabilities. Retrieved Nov. 4, 2008. http://www.eeoc.gov.
Questions and answers: promoting employment of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce; Retrieved Nov. 4, 2008. http://www.eeoc.gov.
Lavoie, Theresa. Navigating your child’s school system with or without an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 accommodations. (Part 6). EP magazine, v. 38, Nov. 2008: 58–59.
Goldstein, Dan. Protecting the rights of blind individuals in the United States. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 812–818. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb.
Gerding, Stephanie. Tips and resources for finding grants. Online, v. 32, Nov.–Dec. 2008: 16–21.
Public libraries survey, fiscal year 2006. (Dec. 2008). Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008. http://harvester.census.gov/imls/pubs/pls/pub_detail.asp?id=121.
Smith, Theresa Marie. Adaptation to low vision caused by age-related macular degeneration: a case study. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 725–730.
* Special issue on age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Oct. 2008: 581–659 (entire issue).
Alternatives to nursing home care. Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008 http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Static/tabSI.asp?language=English&activeTab=3&subTab=3&Alternatives=HCAHPS1.
Bercovitz, Anita, and others. End-of-life care in nursing homes: 2004 national nursing home survey. National health statistics report, no. 9, Oct. 2008: 1–24 (entire issue).
Find and compare nursing homes. Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008. http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare.
* Van Gerven, Clara. Optical character recognition and high-volume book-scanning. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 835–837. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org.
Surakka, Airi, and Tero Kivela. Motivating visually impaired and deaf-blind people to perform regular physical exercises. British journal of visual impairment, v. 26, Sept. 2008: 255–268.
Are rehab workers really necessary? NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 22–25.
Valuing the vision: eye care and rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities. NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 27–31.
McCarthy, James. Social Security, SSI, and Medicare facts for 2009. Braille monitor, v. 51, Dec. 2008: 924–928. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org.
Challenging stroke and sight loss. NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 39–42.
Caroff, Maria. How will we serve our veterans?: it takes a community. EP magazine, v. 38, Oct. 2008: 80–83.
Murdough, Brenda. Wounded warriors and civilian communities: it is everyone’s responsibility. EP magazine, v. 38, Nov. 2008: 79–81.
Rucker, Allen. New generation of war vets comes home. New mobility, v. 19, Oct. 2008: 33–45.
Nicol, Erica A., and Corey M. Johnson. Volunteers in libraries: program structure, evaluation, and theoretical analysis. Reference and user service quarterly, v. 48, winter 2008: 154–163.
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Posted on 2011-09-28