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Added Entries, Volume 40, Issue 1

Date: Fall 2013

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections from spring to fall 2013. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections.

Affordable Care Act

Whitney, Eric. “Obamacare: People with Disabilities Face Complex Choices.” National Public Radio, August 13, 2013. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/08/15/210481505/obamacare-people-with-disabilities-face-complex-choices Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Application Software (Apps) for People with Visual Impairments

Bureau of Engraving and Printing. “EyeNote® App Overview.” http://www.eyenote.gov/ (accessed December 27, 2013).

Hartsell, Mark. “New App Brings Braille Books to Mobile Devices.” The Gazette 24, no. 39 (October 25, 2013): 3. http://www.loc.gov/staff/gazette/issue.php?id=728 (accessed December 27, 2013).

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. BARD Mobile Application User Guide, September 6, 2013. https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide.iOS.1.0.html (accessed December 27, 2013).

O’Connor, Briley. “Review: BARD on the iPhone is Stable, Needs Updates.” Blog on Blindness, October 16, 2013. http://www.pdrib.com/blog/review-bard-iphone/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Assistive Technology

Federici, Stefano, and Marcia Scherer, eds. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook. New York: CRC Press, 2012.

Kepple, Kevin. “Google’s Latest and Greatest ‘Enables’ Disabled: Researchers Are Working Hard to Harness the Hands-Free Nature of Google Glass to Improve the Lives of Those with Compromised Mobility, Vision and Hearing.” USA Today, October 23, 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/22/google-glass-aids-disabled/3006827/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Lewis, Larry L. iOS Success: Making the iPad Accessible. Boston: National Braille Press, 2013.

Barrier-Free Architecture–Universal Design

Calabro, Tina. “Breaking Down Barriers: Creating a More Disability-Friendly City.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 16, 2013. http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/12/16/Creating-a-more-disability-friendly-city/stories/201312160014 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Biography of Leaders in Work with Blind People–Nemeth, Abraham

Yardley, William. “Abraham Nemeth, Creator of a Braille Code for Math, Is Dead at 94.” New York Times, October, 6, 2013, online edition, U.S. section. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/us/abraham-nemeth-creator-of-a-braille-code-for-math-is-dead-at-94.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Braille Code–English

“BANA Affirms Date for Implementation of UEB.” Braille Authority of North America, November, 2013. http://www.brailleauthority.org/pressreleases/pr-2013-11-26.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Braille–Instruction

Swoope, Jan “Empowerment: A Two-Week Immersion in Braille Can Open Worlds of Learning for Children with Low Vision and Blindness.” The Dispatch, July 13, 2013. http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=25538&TRID=1 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Whittle, Jerry. “How to Learn Braille in Six Months: How to Increase Reading Speed.” Blog on Blindness, August 23, 2013. http://www.pdrib.com/blog/increase-reading-speed/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Caregivers

Krouk-Gordon, Dafna and Barbara D. Jackins. Moving Out:A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults with Disabilities. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2013.

Copyright and Library Services to the Blind–Foreign Countries

Band, Jonathan. “How the Marrakesh Treaty Opens Vistas for Print-Disabled Readers.” American Libraries (September/October, 2013): 14. http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/how-marrakesh-treaty-opens-vistas-print-disabled-readers Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Disabilities–Statistics

Brault, Matthew. “Americans with Disabilities.” U.S. Census Bureau, July, 2012. http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-131.pdf (accessed December 27, 2013).

Education for Children with Disabilities

Diament, Michelle. “Schools Obligated to Maintain IEPs When Kids Move.” Disability Scoop, September 3, 2013. http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/09/03/schools-obligated-ieps/18630/print/Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Electronic Books

Booth, Char. “Accessibility Makes Incremental Gains: The Past Three Years Brought Gains in Access for Print-Disabled Patrons, But We Still Have a Way to Go.” Library Journal 138, no. 16 (October 1, 2013): 42­43.          

Danielsen, Chris. “Disability Advocates Oppose E-Reader Waiver Petition.” National Federation of the Blind, September 5, 2013. https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and-others-demand-e-reader-accessibility Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Employment of People with Disabilities

Ricker, Susan. “Rules for Hiring Workers with Disabilities.” Chicago Tribune, October 21, 2013. http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/jobs/search/chi-disability-hiring-law-20131021,0,1037140,print.story Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Sparshott, Jeffrey. “People with Disabilities Face 13.4 Percent Unemployment Rate.” The Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2013. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/06/12/people-with-disabilities-face-13-4-unemployment-rate Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Employment of People with Visual Impairments

Kwoh, Leslie. “When It Comes to Hiring, Blind Workers Face Bias.” The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2013. http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2013/03/18/when-it-comes-to-hiring-blind-workers-face-bias/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Games for People with Visual Impairments

Parker, Laura. “A Video Game That You Can’t Even See.” The New Yorker (blog), December 3, 2013. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/where-are-the-games-for-disabled-players.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Glaucoma

Flynn, Hannah. “New Genetic Marker Linked to Glaucoma Found: Hannah Flynn Reports on a Clinical Breakthrough in Glaucoma.” NB Magazine, (November/December 2013).

Macular Degeneration

Gallagher, James. “Macular Degeneration: Cholesterol Drug ‘May Save Sight.’” BBC, April 2, 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22002454 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Duffy, Maureen. “New Research to Curb Harmful Blood Vessel Growth in Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.” Vision Aware, July 30, 2013. http://www.visionaware.org/blog.aspx?BlogID=9&BlogEntryID=848 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Music for People with Visual Impairments

Ingber, Janet. “Learning to Play a Musical Instrument: Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.” AccessWorld 13, no 6. (June, 2013). Retrieved Oct. 24, 2013. http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw130604 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Orientation and Mobility Training

Jacobson, William Henry. The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility to             Persons with Visual Impairments. New York: AFB Press, 2012.

Senior Adults

Ramsey, Jayna. “Creative Programming for Older Adults.” Programming Librarian.   (July 2, 2013). http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/2013/july-2013/creative-programming-for-older-adults.html#.UdNgJfIufpc Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Tactile Illustrations

Smithsonian. “These Little Circles Are Characters in the First Comic Book for Blind People.” Smithsonian (blog), December 3, 2013. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-little-circles-are-characters-in-the-first-comic-book-for-blind-people-96339842/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed December 27, 2013).

Talking-Book Program–Library of Congress

Keninger, Karen A. Report of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Washington, DC, September, 2012. http://www.loc.gov/nls/other/congressreport.html (accessed December 27, 2013).

Web Accessibility

Connor, Joshue O. Pro HTML 5 Accessibility: Building an Inclusive Web. New York: Apress, 2012.

Cunningham, Katie. Accessibility Handbook: Making 508 Website for Everyone. Sebastopol, C.A.: O’Reilly Media, 2012.


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