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Added Entries, Volume 38, Issue 1-3

Date: Fall 2010-Spring 2011

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections from fall 2010 through spring 2011. 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 documents 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

Facts: About braille see Braille–History

Facts: Books for blind and physically handicapped individuals see Talking-Book Program–Library of Congress

Facts: 2011 calendars see Talking-Book Program–Library of Congress

Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2007 and FY 2008 statistics on readership and circulation see Talking-Book Program–Library of Congress

Adjustment by People with Visual Impairments

Langdell, Cheri Colby, and Tim Langdell. Coping with vision loss: understanding the psychological, social, and spiritual effects. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011. 177p. $34.95.

Thetford, Clare, and others. Long-term access to support for people with sight loss. British journal of visual impairment, v. 29, Jan. 2011: 46–59.

Assistive Technology

Kelly, Stacy M. The use of assistive technology by high school students with visual impairments: a second look at the current problem. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Apr. 2011: 235–239.

LiZhou, and others. Assistive technology for students with visual impairments: challenges and needs in teachers’ preparation programs and practice. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Apr. 2011: 197–210.

* Mates, Barbara T. Assistive technologies in the library. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011. 206p. $50.

Mavrou, Katerina. Assistive technology as an emerging policy and practice: processes, challenges, and future directions. Technology and disability, v. 23, 2011: 41–52.

Assistive Technology Products

Robitaille, Suzanne. The illustrated guide to assistive technology and devices: tools and gadgets for living independently. NY: Demos Medical Pub., 2010. 207p. $19.95. (11 West 42nd St. NY 10036)

Newton, Deborah A. Assistive technology. Journal of special education technology, v. 26, 2011: 55–60.

Banks and Banking

Burton, Darren. A tech geek talks money: an AFB tech lab rat discusses the accessibility of financial technology. AFB accessworld, v. 12, Mar. 2011: 7p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Grossman, Marc. It’s in the bank: a snapshot of accessible online financial services. AFB accessworld, v. 12, Mar. 2011: 7p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Blind Children–Growth and Development

Zebehazy, Kim T., and Thomas J. Smith. An examination of characteristics related to the social skills of youths with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Feb. 2011: 84–95.

Blind Senior Adults

Brennan, Mark, and others. The societal impact of age-related macular degeneration: use of social support resources differs by the severity of the impairment. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Jan. 2011: 5-19.

Blindness

Cattaneo, Zaira, and Tomaso Vecchi. Blind vision: the neuroscience of visual impairment. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011. 269p. $29.42.

Braille Code–English

Holbrook, M. Clay, and P. Ann MacCuspie. The unified English braille code: examination by science, mathematics, and computer science technical expert braille readers. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 104, Sept. 2010: 533–541.

Rosenblum, L. Penny, Sandra Lewis, and Frances Mary D’Andrea. Current practices in instruction in the literary braille code university personnel preparation programs. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 104, Sept. 2010: 523–532.

Braille–History

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: about braille. Washington, 2010. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/braille.html.

Computer Software Access for People with Disabilities

Newton, Deborah, and Amy G. Dell. Improving access to computers for students with disabilities: features available in the Windows 7 operating system. Journal of special education technology, v. 25, 2010: 48–54.

Computer Software Access for People with Visual Impairments

Blubaugh, Morgan. Tips for buying a computer and optimizing its display for computer users with low vision. AFB accessworld, v. 12, May 2011: 6p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Computers for People with Visual Impairments

Majerus, Wesley, and Clara Van Gerven. A few notes on buying a computer, third edition. Braille monitor, v. 54, Apr. 2011: 248–257.

Deaf-Blind Communication

Lamichhane, Kamal. Fingerbraille: an investigation of Japanese methods for communicating with individuals who are deaf-blind. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Feb. 2011: 181–185.

Driving for People with Visual Impairments

Austin, Deanna. Celebrating nearly 12 years as a bioptic driver. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Dec. 2010: 4p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Kendrick, Deborah. The blind driver challenge: technology that puts blind people in the driver’s seat. AFB accessworld, v. 12, Apr. 2011: 5p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp.

Wunder, Gary. Blind driver: ultimate insult or statement of fact. Braille monitor, v. 54, Mar. 2011: 141–150.

Education for Blind Children

Ensuring equal education for blind children: setting standards that promote excellence. Braille monitor, v. 54, Mar. 2011: 164–166.

Education for People with Learning Disabilities

Gross, Carol M.. Parenting a child with learning disabilities: a viewpoint for teachers from a teacher and parent. Issues in teacher education, v, 20, spring 2011: 85–93.

Electronic Books

Burton, Darren. Kindle 3: an accessibility evaluation . . . is the third time the charm? AFB accessworld, v. 11, Nov. 2010: 11p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Burton, Darren. Kindle for PC with accessibility plugin. AFB accessworld, v. 12, May 2011: 5p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Employment of People with Visual Impairments

Americans with Disabilities Business Opportunity Act. Braille monitor, v. 54, Mar. 2011: 167–169.

Bell, Edward. Competitive employment for consumers who are legally blind: a 10-year retrospective study. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, v. 47, Nov. 2010: 109–116.

Huffman, Lee and Joe Strechay. Employment issues: insider tips for getting the most from vocational rehabilitation. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Oct. 2010: 6p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Epilepsy

Mittan, Robert J. Diagnosing and solving school learning disabilities in epilepsy.

Part 2: a list of causes. EP magazine, v. 40, Sept. 2010: 4p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Part 3: the classroom. EP magazine, v. 40, Oct. 2010: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Part 4: forgotten problems; the student. EP magazine, v. 40, Nov. 2010: 4p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Part 5: school and psychological testing. EP magazine, v. 40, Dec. 2010: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

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Glaucoma

Marks, Edith. Glaucoma—patient to patient: a coping guide for you and your family. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2010. 535p. $26.95. (1663 Liberty Dr., 47403)

GPS

Annis, Tara, and Lee Huffman. Frequently asked questions about independent travel from the desk of AFB’s information and referral specialist. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Dec. 2010: 9p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Hodges, Bradley. GPS on your iphone. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Dec. 2010: 6p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Meddaugh, J. J. Android GPS evaluation. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Dec. 2010: 4p.www.afb.org/aw/main.asp Linkout.

Higher Education–Accommodation

Dallas, Bryan K., and Thomas D. Upton. Maximizing access to postsecondary educational print materials for students with print-related disabilities. Journal of applied rehabilitation counseling, v. 42, spring 2011: 35–42.

Income Tax

Kendrick, Deborah. The good guys at the IRS: a look at IRS accessibility. AFB accessworld, v. 12, Mar. 2011: 5p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Library Services for People with Disabilities

Roberts, Ann, and Richard J. Smith. Crash course in library services to people with disabilities. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. 158p. $32.

Low Vision

Thakur, Ajit Kumar. Low vision services in Nepal: an overview. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Apr. 2011: 240–243.

Magnifiers

Blubaugh, Morgan. Lighting up your world: a closer look at illuminated magnifiers, part 3. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Oct. 2010: 6p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Orientation and Mobility Training

Wiener, William R., Richard L. Welsh, and Bruce B. Blasch, eds. Foundations of orientation and mobility. NY: AFB Press, 2010. 2v. $145. Also available in ASCII or CD-ROM.

Psychology of People with Visual Impairments

Pinquart, Martin, and Jens P. Pfeiffer. Psychological well-being in visually impaired and unimpaired individuals. British journal of visual impairment, v. 29, Jan. 2011: 27–45.

Religion and People with Disabilities

Waldham, H. Barry, Dolores Cannella, and Steven P. Perlman. Buddhism: a religion created to deal with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 40, Oct. 2010: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Catholic perceptions of individuals with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 40, Dec. 2010: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Jewish perception of individuals with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 40, Sept. 2010: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Quaker views of people with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 41, Mar. 2011: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Seventh Day Adventist’s view of individuals with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 41, Apr. 2011. 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Screen Readers

Maurer, Marc. Blio: a formative technology of the twenty-first century. Braille monitor, v. 54, Mar. 2011: 170–176.

Sensory Substitution Systems

Williams, Michael D., and others. The use of a tactile-vision sensory substitution system as an augmentative tool for individuals with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Jan. 2011: 45–50.

Talking-Book Program–Library of Congress

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: books for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Washington, 2011. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/annual.html.

* Facts: 2011 calendars. Washington, 2011. 5p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/calendars.html.

* Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2007 and FY 2008 statistics on readership and circulation. Washington, 2010. 100p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/resources.html.

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Telephones for People with Visual Impairments

Annis, Tara, and Morgan Blubaugh. An accessibility review of the Verizon Haven cell phone. AFB accessworld, v.11, Nov. 2011: 7p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Rehabilitation of People with Visual Impairments

Crudden, Adele, and William Sansing. Unmet needs: service issues for persons who are blind or have low vision. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 105, Mar. 2011: 170–180.

Goodrich, Gregory, and Amanda Hall Lueck. Vision rehabilitation services at a crossroads. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 104, Oct. 2010: 593–597.

Spatial Perception

Toroj, Malgorzata, and Magdalena Szubielska. Prior visual experience and perception and memory of shape in people with total blindness. British journal of visual impairment, v. 29, Jan. 2011: 60–80.

Television for People with Visual Impairments

Strechay, Joe. Apple TV (2nd generation): Apple continues to set the accessibility standard. AFB accessworld, v. 12, Apr. 2011: 6p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

Traumatic Brain Injury

Bartlett, Sue, and others. Traumatic brain injury: looking back, looking forward. (TBI-ROC 1, part 8a). EP magazine, v. 41, Feb. 2011. 3p. www.eparent.com.

Barton, Barbara, and others. Child, adolescent and young adult community integration after a traumatic brain injury. (TBI-ROC 1, part 5). EP magazine, v. 40, Sept. 2010: 4p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Boeing, Marianne, and others. Lifelong living after TBI. (TBI-ROC 1, part 6). EP magazine, v. 40, Oct. 2010: 6p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Kingston, John, and others. Neurological vision rehabilitation: description and case study. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 104, Oct. 2010: 603–612.

Prowe, Gary J. Successfully surviving a brain injury: a family guidebook from the emergency room to selecting a rehabilitation facility. Gainesville, FL: Brain Injury Success Books, 2010. 245p. $17.95. (c/o Jessica Whitmore, 7025 NW 52nd Dr., 32653)

Scherer, Marcia, Eileen Elias and Katie Weider. Traumatic brain injury: technologies to support memory and cognition. (TBI-ROC 1, part 7). EP magazine, v. 40, Nov. 2010: 2p. www.eparent.com. Linkout

Web Accessibility

Meddaugh, J.J. Social networking issues: an introduction to twitter. AFB accessworld, v. 11, Oct. 2010: 5p. www.afb.org/aw/main.asp. Linkout

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