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Added Entries, Volume 40, Issue 2

Date: Winter 2014

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections from December 2013 through February 2014. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections.

Air Transportation for People with Disabilities

Richert, Mark. “Too Little, Too Late: On DOT’s New Rules for Air Travelers with Disabilities.” AFB (Blog), November 11, 2013. www.afb.org/blog.aspx?BlogID=7&BlogEntryID=989&mode=print Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Applications Software (Apps) for People with Disabilities

Bureau of Engraving and Printing. “EyeNote App Overview.”www.eyenote.gov.

Preece, Aaron. “An In-Depth Evaluation of the BARD Mobile App from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.” AccessWorld 15, no. 2 (February 2014). www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150202 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 14, 2014).

Assistive Technology

Associated Press. “Experiment Adds Sense of Touch to Artificial Hand.” www.salon.com/2014/02/05/experiment_adds_sense_of_touch_to_artificial_hand Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed April 17, 2014).

Balofsky, Ahuva. “Bionic Eye May Help the Blind See.” Breaking Israel News, June 6, 2013. www.breakingisraelnews.com/bionic-eye-may-help-the-blind-see Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed March 12, 2014).

Clark, Alyssa. “3D Printing Gives New Limbs to Sudan’s 50,000 Amputees.” Health Care Global, February 2014. www.healthcareglobal.com/healthcare_technology/3d-printing-gives-new-limbs-to-sudans-50000-amputees Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 2014).

Fitzpatrick, Les. “The AccessaMed Digital Audio Label: The Accessible Prescription Drug Labeling of Choice.” Braille Monitor 57, no. 1 (January 2014). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1401/bm140111.htm Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Ingber, Janet. “Setting up iCloud Keychain on Mac Computers and iOS Devices” AccessWorld, 15, no. 2 (February 2012). www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150204 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Kendrick, Deborah. “John Blake, New CEO of Freedom Scientific.” AccessWorld 15, no.  1 (January 2014). www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150106 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

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, www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/22/google-glass-aids-disabled/3006827/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Messina, Judith. “Finding a Tech Cure before He Goes Blind: Part of New York’s Nascent Wearable-Tech Scene, J.R. Rizzo Is a Doctor with a Disease, an Invention and a Race against Time. His ‘Tool’ Could Also Protect Soldiers, Firefighters, and Police Officers.” Crain’s New York Business 29, no. 50, (December 16, 2013). www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20131211/TECHNOLOGY/131219972/finding-a-tech-cure-before-he-goes-blind# Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2013).

“Project RAY and Odin Mobile Introduce America’s First Mobile Smartphone and Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired.” PR Newswire, June 5, 2013. www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/project-ray--odin-mobile-introduce-americas-first-mobile-smartphone--service-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired-210320581.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Richert, Mark. “Legislative Bill Would Establish Medicare Demo to Cover Video Magnifiers and Other Aids for People with Low Vision.” AccessWorld 15, no. 1 (January 2014). www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150103 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Rose, Damon. “Could 3D Printing Provide New Solutions for Disabled People?” BBC News, January 30, 2014. www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-25947021 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Assistive Technology Products for People with Disabilities–Mobility

McFarland, Matt. “The Wheelchair Driven by a Tongue Piercing: Cool Concept Faces Uphill Battle.” Washington Post, December 2, 2013, www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2013/12/02/the-wheelchair-driven-by-a-tongue-piercing-cool-concept-faces-uphill-battle Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Tramz, Mia. “Wheelchair (In)accessible: The Story behind an App That Maps Obstacles for the Disabled.” Time, October 14, 2013, http://healthland.time.com/2013/10/14/wheelchair-inaccessible-the-story-behind-an-app-that-maps-obstacles-for-the-disabled/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed March 12, 2014).

Attitudes toward Blind People

Mahoney, Rosemary. “Why Do We Fear the Blind?” New York Times, January 4, 2014, www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/opinion/sunday/why-do-we-fear-the-blind.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&smid=tw-share&pagewanted=print&adxnnlx=1389030981-u95ulSPF48Y3Dtb+JV88Sw Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Barrier-Free Architecture–Universal Design

Calabro, Tina. “Breaking Down Barriers: Creating a More Disability-Friendly City.”  Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 16, 2013, www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/12/16/Creating-a-more-disability-friendly-city/stories/201312160014 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Biography of Blind People (A–L)

Fox, Margalit. “Adrienne Asch, Bioethicist and Pioneer in Disability Studies, Dies at 67.”   New York Times, November 23, 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/nyregion/adrienne-asch-bioethicist-and-pioneer-in-disability-studies-dies-at-67.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

“In Memoriam: Abraham Nemeth.” News 45, no. 4 (October–December 2013). www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/news/2013/oct-dec.html (accessed April 14, 2014).

“In Memoriam: Caroline Mansur.” News 45, no. 4 (October–December 2013). www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/news/2013/oct-dec.html (accessed April 14, 2014).

Maurer, Marc. “Dr. Adrienne Asch Dies.” Braille Monitor 57, no. 1 (January 2014). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1401/bm140102.htm Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2013).

Blindness

Presidential Proclamations–Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013. Lanham: Federal Information and News Dispatch, Inc., 2013. www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/11/presidential-proclamation-blind-americans-equality-day-2013.

Blindness–Foreign Countries

McNeil, Donald G. “New Hurdles for Premature Babies.” New York Times, December 9, 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/health/new-hurdles-for-preemies.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Blindness in Media

Johnson, Kurt. “‘Going Blind’ Documentary Rolls Out to More PBS Stations.” Best Movies Ever, April 11, 2013.

Keveney, Bill. “NBC's ‘Fisher’ Offers Real-Life Twist to Family Comedy: Family’s Dealings with Divorce and Dad” Blindness Are Based on Creator DJ Nash’s Youth.” USA Today, January 19, 2014, www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/01/19/growing-up-fisher-nbc-blindness-jk-simmons-jason-bateman/4648413/ Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Blindness Statistics

Prevent Blindness America. The Economic Impact of Vision Problems: The Toll of Major Adult Eye Disorders, Visual Impairment and Blindness on the U.S. Economy. Chicago, IL: Prevent Blindness America, 2007. www.preventblindness.org/cost-vision-problems Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed March 12, 2014).

Braille

“For the Blind, Connected Devices Create a Novel Way to Read.” National Public Radio, January 3, 2014. www.npr.org/2014/01/03/259414937/for-the-blind-connected-devices-create-a-novel-way-to-read (accessed February 24, 2014).

Disabilities–Directories

National Health Information Center. “Find Services Near You: Vision Impairment.” http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=905&Branch=6&show=1 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 7, 2014).

Disabilities in Media

Bishop, Todd. “Microsoft First National Super Bowl Ad Might Just Bring a Tear to Your Eye.” Geek Wire, January 31, 2014. www.geekwire.com/2014/microsofts-first-national-super-bowl-ad-packs-an-emotional-punch Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Disabilities–Statistics

United Nations. “Factsheet on Persons with Disabilities.” Enable, 2007. www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=18 Link outside of Library of Congress. .

Disabilities–Statistics–Foreign Countries

“Disability Who Counts? Defining Disability Is Tricky—and Measuring It Is Even Harder.” The Economist, December 14, 2013. www.economist.com/news/international/21591615-defining-disability-trickyand-measuring-it-even-harder-who-counts Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Electronic Books

Epstein, Varda. “E-readers As a Dyslexia Tool.” Disability Blog, December 11, 2013. http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2013/12/11/e-readers-as-a-dyslexia-tool-2 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Employment of People with Disabilities

Diament, Michelle. “Workers with Disabilities Left out of Obama Wage Plan.” Disability Scoop, January 31, 2014. www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/01/31/workers-disabilities-left-out/19068 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Ricker, Susan. “Rules for Hiring Workers with Disabilities.” Chicago Tribune, October 21, 2013, www.chicagotribune.com/classified/jobs/search/chi-disability-hiring-law-20131021,0,1037140,print.story Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Games for People with Visual Impairments

Parker, Laura. “A Video Game That You Can’t Even See.” New Yorker (blog), December 3, 2013, www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/where-are-the-games-for-disabled-players.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Glaucoma

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

Independent Living

Bahrampour, Tara. “D.C. Program Reflects National Trend toward Moving Older Americans out of Nursing Homes.” Washington Post, January 2, 2014, www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-program-reflects-national-trend-toward-moving-older-americans-out-of-nursing-homes/2014/01/02/8ac1a624-69c7-11e3-ae56-22de072140a2_print.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Legislation for People with Disabilities

Lewis, Anil. “Fix WIA.” National Federation of the Blind (blog), September 9, 2013. https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/fix-wia Link outside of Library of Congress. .

Macular Degeneration

Duffy, Maureen. “Newest Therapies for Macular Degeneration Are Reducing Vision Loss and Admissions to Long-Term Care.” VisionAware (blog), February 11, 2014. www.visionaware.org/blog.aspx?BlogID=9&BlogEntryID=1109 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 14, 2014).

Holton, Bill. “Three New Techniques for Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” AccessWorld 15, no. 1 (January 2014). http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150104&mode=print Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Medicare–Medicaid

Cooper, Brad. “State Becomes First to Outsource Disability Services.” Disability Scoop, February 4, 2014. www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/02/04/state-outsource-services/19080 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Screen Readers

Gerven, Clara Van. “Window-Eyes and Microsoft Office.” National Federation of the Blind (blog), January 14, 2014. https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/window-eyes-and-microsoft-office Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Holton, Bill. “Evaluating the Accessibility of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Using Narrator.” AccessWorld 15, no. 2 (February 2014). www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150203 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 19, 2014).

Service Animals

Associated Press. “Kentucky Bill Would Let Service Monkeys Help Paralyzed People.” January 21, 2014. www.myfoxdc.com/story/24506147/kentucky-bill-would-let-service-monkeys-help-paralyzed-people#ixzz2r3IUqceq Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Social Security Programs

Hiltzik, Michael. “‘60 Minutes’ Shameful Attack on the Disabled.” Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2013. www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-disabled-20131007,0,4893510,print.story Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Social Security Administration. Benefits for Children with Disabilities. Washington, DC: 2014. www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf [PDF: 412KB / 20p.] Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Social Security Administration. If You Are Blind or Have Low Vision—How We Can Help. Washington, DC: 2014. www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10052.pdf (accessed February 24, 2014).

Tactile Illustrations

Smithsonian. “These Little Circles Are Characters in the First Comic Book for Blind People.” Smithsonian (blog), December 3, 2013. http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/06/these-little-circles-are-characters-in-the-first-comic-book-for-blind-people (accessed February 21, 2014).

Textbooks in Special Formats

Mongeau, Lillian. “Tool Designed for Blind Students Proves Useful for Others Too.” KOED News, January 3, 2013. www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/01/03/113850/tool_designed_for_blind_students_proves_useful_for_others_too?category=education (accessed February 24, 2014). Link outside of Library of Congress.

Web Accessibility

Christian, Jon. “How Netflix Alienated and Insulted Its Deaf Subscribers: The Streaming Video Giant Still Can’t Manage to Competently Produce Closed Captions.” The Week, January 30, 2014. http://theweek.com/article/index/255618/how-netflix-alienated-and-insulted-its-deaf-subscribers Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed March 12, 2014).

Groves, Karl. “The Six Simplest Web Accessibility Tests Anyone Can Do.” Karl Groves (blog), September 5, 2013. www.karlgroves.com/2013/09/05/the-6-simplest-web-accessibility-tests-anyone-can-do Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 21, 2014).

Ragusea, Adam. “Why Blind Internet Users Are Angry with Google, CAPTCHA.” Market Place, January 1, 2014. www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/why-blind-internet-users-are-angry-google-captcha Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Velleman, Eric, and Shadi Abou-Zahra. “Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0.” Worldwide Web Consortium, January 2014. www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 14, 2014).

Wolford, Josh. “Netflix Will Caption All Streaming Videos by 2014, Per Settlement.” WebProNews, October 11, 2012. www.webpronews.com/netflix-will-caption-all-streaming-videos-by-2014-per-settlement-2012-10 Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed February 24, 2014).

Prepared by
Christopher Corrigan
April 2014


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