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Added Entries, Volume 40, Issue 3

Spring 2014

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

Affordable Care Act

Malachowski, Margot. “Obamacare and the Proper Role of Public Libraries in Health Literacy.” Info Today 34, no. 1 (February 2014): 5–9.

Adjustment by People with Disabilities

Williams, Sally. “What Is It like to Live with Parents Very Different from You? Yuen Har Tse Is Blind, Her Children Are Sighted. Alex Huntesmith Is Academically Bright, His Parents Both Have Learning Difficulties. We Meet Five Singular Families. ” Guardian, May 23, 2014. www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/24/what-like-live-parents-different-from-you Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Adjustment by People with Visual Impairments

Meade, Siobhan. “I Was Victimized for Being Blind, but Body Cameras Helped Catch My Abusers: The Cruelty I Was Subjected to in Public Made Me Feel Pathetic, but Wearing a Body-Cam Gave Me Both Confidence, and Police Evidence. ” Guardian, May 12, 2014. www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/12/victimised-blind-body-worn-cameras-abused/print Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Mills, Don. “The Long Road to Independence; How a Blind Boy in Ethiopia Grew Up to Find Self-Reliance in Canada. ” National Post, May 13, 2014.

Kaufman, Sarah. “Bolshoi Ballet’s Sergei Filin, Nearly Blind but Unbowed: ‘The Dancing I See Perfectly. ’” Washington Post, May 17, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/bolshoi-ballets-sergei-filin-nearly-blind-but-unbowed-the-dancing-i-see-perfectly/2014/05/15/118b5b20-d7c1-11e3-95d3-3bcd77cd4e11_story.html Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed June 18, 2014).

Air Transportation for People with Disabilities

National Federation of the Blind. “Air Carrier Technology Accessibility Act: To Allow Blind and Low Vision Individuals Equal Access to Technology Used in All Phases of Air Travel. ” Braille Monitor 57, no. 3 (March 2014). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1403/bm140306.htm External link. (accessed May 7, 2014).

Alzheimer’s Disease

Gever, John. “Researchers Claim Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s.” Medpage Today, March 9, 2014. www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/Dementia/44677 External link..

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

Division of Health Interview Statistics, and National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey on Disability. Hyattsville, MD, June 17, 2009. www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/nhis_disability.htm.

Falstad, Hank. “Americans with Disabilities Act Seeing Changes This Year.” Access Advocates, April 18, 2014. www.accessadvocates.com/americans-with-disabilities-act-seeing-changes-this-year/ External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

“Library Regulation Regarding ADA Revised.” Library of Congress Gazette 25, no. 4 (January 31, 2014): 3.

Application Software (Apps) for People with Disabilities

Davert, Scott. “Top Four Picks for Braille Users of iDevices.” Blog. National Federation of the Blind (Blog), March 11, 2014. https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/top-four-picks-braille-users-idevices External link. (accessed June 2, 2014).

Assistive Technology

American Foundation for the Blind. “Big News from AI Squared and GW Micro,” May 1, 2014.

“Assistive Technology Program Helps Disabled People Advance.” Targeted News Service, March 12, 2014.

“Library Maker Space Builds New Hand for Kansas Boy.” Library Hotline, February 24, 2014.

“Miniguide US” American Printing House for the Blind. https://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=11051&krypto=w%2FE%2FZ6s4BbOSfWaudjeu9XUrcC83rVONIv0qpAJC32aurEcxEv7MXwJ6pgszGPxrBL5dfc0%2BbXCv%0D%0AfY64TXYsjg%3D%3D&ddkey=http:ProductDisplay/ External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Assistive Technology—Legislation

“Technology Education, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act) HR 3505. ” Braille Monitor 57, no. 3 (March 2014). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1403/bm140305.htm External link..

Assistive Technology Products

“CVS Online Pharmacy Now Offers Talking Prescription Containers.” Law Office of Lainey Feingold. Accessed April 4, 2013. http://lflegal.com/2014/03/cvs-prescription-press/ External link. (accessed June 2, 2014).

Lee-Potter, Adam. “Vibrating Footnav Will Show You Where to Go [Erie Region].” Mail on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Meddaugh, J.J. “A Technology Year in Review: 2013.” AccessWorld Magazine, January 2014. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150102 External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Assistive Technology Productsfor Daily Living

Holton, Bill. “Accessibility of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”. AccessWorld Magazine, March 2013. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150302 External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Assistive Technology Products -- Deaf Blind

Eltman, Frank. “High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access.” Associated Press, April 8, 2014.

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments

 “Google Patents Contact Lens with a Camera Built In.” Shenzhen Daily, April 16, 2014. www1.szdaily.com/content/2014-04/16/content_9363152.htm External link. (accessed May 7, 2014).

Kelley, Steve. “Choosing the Right Computer.” VisionAware. Accessed April 30, 2014. http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/essential-skills/reading-and-writing/using-a-computer/choosing-the-right-computer/12345 External link. (accessed May 7, 2014).

Meddaugh, J.J. “Highlights from the CSUN 2014 Exhibit Hall.” AccessWorld Magazine, April 2014. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150402 External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Pogue, David. “Glasses That Solve Colorblindness, for a Big Price Tag.” New York Times (Blog) August 15, 2013. http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/glasses-that-solve-colorblindness-for-a-big-price-tag/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1& External link. (accessed March 18, 2014).

Shah, Dhiram. “Japan Develops Robot That Could Take the Place of Seeing-Eye Dogs for Visually Impaired People. ” Fareastgizmos, January 24, 2014. http://fareastgizmos.com/robotic/japan-develops-robot-take-place-seeing-eye-dogs-visually-impaired-people.php External link. (accessed June 5, 2014).

“Smart Cane for People with Vision Disabilities.” Global Accessibility News, March 11, 2014.

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments--Low Vision

Kimbrough, B.T., and Marja Byers. “Reading Big Pages Is No Small Assignment.” Dialogue, Winter 2013.

Attitudes of People with Disabilities

Kuo, Pei-Jou, and Valentini Kalargyrou. “Consumers’ Perspectives on Service Staff with Disabilities in the Hospitality Industry. ” International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 26, no. 2 (2014): 164–82.

“Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Get Vets Back on Their Feet.” All Things Considered. National Public Radio, April 21, 2014. www.npr.org/2014/04/21/305545008/robotic-exoskeleton-helps-get-vets-back-on-their-feet/ External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Biography of Blind People--Walker, Ed

Cornish, Audie. “A Lifelong Radio Man Wins New Fans With Big Broadcast.” All Things Considered. National Public Radio, March 6, 2014. http://www.npr.org/2014/03/06/283115394/a-lifelong-radio-man-wins-new-fans-with-big-broadcast External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Blindness--Foreign Countries

Masina, Lameck. “Malawian Blind Voters Push for Tactile Ballots.” Voice of America, April 15, 2014. www.voanews.com/content/malawian-blind-voters-push-for-tactile-ballots/1893695.html.

Blindness in Media

Freeh, Jessica. “NFB Comments on New NBC Sitcom Featuring Blind Character.” National Federation of the Blind (Blog), February 20, 2014. https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/nfb-comments-new-nbc-sitcom-featuring-blind-character External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).


Miller, Greg. “What Happens in the Brain When Blind People Learn to See with Sound.” Wired, March 6, 2014. www.wired.com/2014/03/blind-brain-sound/ External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).


Demmitt, Audrey. “More Women Than Men Have Vision Loss.” VisionAware. Peer Perspectives on Living with Vision Loss (Blog), April 23, 2014. http://www.visionaware.org/blog/peer-perspectives-on-living-with-vision-loss/more-women-than-men-have-vision-loss/12 External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

National Eye Institute. “Blindness Defined.” http://nei.nih.gov/eyedata/blind.asp (accessed June 5, 2014).

“Statistical Facts about Blindness in the United States in 2011.” Blindness Statistics, https://nfb.org/blindness-statistics (June 3, 2013).

The Vision Health Initiative. Improving the Nation’s Vision Health: A Coordinated Public Health Approach. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009. www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/pdf/improving_nations_vision_health.pdf [PDF: 1.87 MB / 58 p.] (accessed June 4, 2014).

“Visual Impairment and Eye Care among Older Adults—Five States, 2005.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 55, no. 49 (December 15, 2006): 1321–25.

Blindness--Statistics--Foreign Countries

“Going Blind Is Very Distressing.” Telegraph, April 15, 2014. www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10766314/Going-blind-is-very-distressing.html External link. (accessed May 7, 2014).


“Accessible Services.” American Libraries, May 2014.


 “Braille Is Alive and Well.” American Foundation for the Blind, January 12, 2004. www.afb.org/info/about-us/press-room/document-2000/125 External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Erin, Jane. “Adaptation of a Reading Program to Meet the Needs of Braille Readers.” Journal of             Visual Impairment & Blindness 108, no. 2 (March/April 2014): 145.

Macrae, Ian. “Braille Isn’t ‘Embattled’—We’re on the Cusp of a Golden Age for Blind People: Far From Heralding the Death of A Great Medium, Technology May Be Ushering in a New Era of Access and Greater Independence. ” Guardian, May 22, 2014. www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/22/braille-golden-age-blind-people-technology/print External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Roz, Rowley, Marry McCarthy, and Carlone Rines Justine. “Adaptation of the Wilson Reading System for Braille Readers. ” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness 108, no. 2 (April 2014). http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubjvib.asp?DocID=jvib080206 External link. (accessed June 5, 2014).


Danquah, Lisa, Kuper Hannah, Cristina Eusebo, Mamunur Akm Rashld, Lisa Bowen, Allen Foster, and Sarah Polack. “The Long-Term Impact of Cataract Surgery on Quality of Life, Activities and Poverty: Results from a Six Year Longitudinal Study in Bangladesh and the Philippines. ” PLoS One 9, no. 4 (April 2014). www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0094140 External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Disabilities in Media

Neff, Jack. “Advocacy Group: Ad Research Overlooks Disabled; Surveys, Panels Aren’t Designed to Include Those With Disabilities, Says Nonprofit. ” AdvertisingAge, March 10, 2014. http://adage.com/article/news/advocacy-group-ad-research-overlooks-disabled/292041/ External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Driving for People with Disabilities

“Driving with Adaptations.” Kids As Self Advocates. Accessed May 30, 2014. http://fvkasa.org/resources/files/transportation-DrivingWAdaptations.php External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Economics of Disabilities

Wittenborn, John, and David Rein. Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago, June 11, 2013. www.norc.org/Research/Projects/Pages/the-economic-burden-of-vision-loss-and-eye-disorders-in-the-united-states.aspx External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Emergency Preparedness

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. “Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines: Emergency Transportable Housing Units. ” Federal Register 79, no. 88 (May 7, 2014): 26125–43.

Boatman, Mark. “Emergency Preparedness.” New Mobility, March 2014.

Employment of People with Disabilities

Czebiniak, Madasyn. “New Rules Giving People with Disabilities More Opportunities.” McClatchy-Tribune Business News, May 4, 2014. http://olivedev.dailygazette.net/standard/ShowStoryTemplate.asp?Path=SCH/2014/05/18&ID=Ar00701&Section=Business/ External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Dowler, Denetta L., and Richard T. Walls. “A Review of Supported Employment Services for People with Disabilities: Competitive Employment, Earnings, and Service Costs. ” Journal of Rehabilitation 80, no. 1 (2014): 11–21.

Equal Opportunity Commission. “The Federal Sector’s Obligation to Be a Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities. ” Federal Register 79, no. 94 (May 15, 2014): 27824–26.

Kurata, E.T., and Martin G. Brodwin. “Business as Usual: Employment Practices and Employees with Disabilities. ” Education 134, no. 2 (Winter 2013): 240–43.

Rak, Eniko. “Agency Type as Predictor of Employment Outcomes for Persons with Visual Impairments: Current Trends and Considerations. ” Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling 44, no. 4 (Winter 2013).

United States Department of Labor. “Disability Employment Initiative to Provide $15M in Grants from U.S. Department of Labor, ” May 27, 2014. http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/odep/ODEP20140834.htm (June 3, 2014).

Weber, Lauren. “Are You Disabled? Now Your Boss Wants to Know” Wall Street Journal. March 19, 2014.

Employment of People with Disabilities--Affirmative Action

Department of Labor. “Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Individuals With Disabilities. ” Federal Register 78, no. 185 (September 24, 2013): 58682–752.

Eye Diseases

Block, David. “Pedaling toward a Cure.” Dialogue, Winter 2013.

Intellectual Disabilities

Barnes, Robert. “Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Law on Intellectually Disabled Death Row Inmates. ” Washington Post, May 27, 2014. www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-strikes-florida-law-on-intellectually-disabled-death-row-inmates/2014/05/27/45cda4f4-e5ab-11e3-8f90-73e071f3d637_story.html External link. (accessed May 3o, 2014).

Legislation for People with Disabilities

ADA National Network. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act New Rules: Fact Sheet. ADA National Network, 2013. http://adata.org/sites/adata.org/files/files/Section503_2013.pdf [PDF: 303 KB / 3 p.] External link. (accessed June 5, 2014). 

Cartwright, Matt. “H.R. 4040 - Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act.” Congress.gov, February 11, 2014. http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/4040/text?q={%22search%22%3A[%22Anne+Sullivan+Macy%22]} (accessed June 3, 2014).

“The Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013.” Braille Monitor 57, no. 3 (March 2014). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1403/bm140304.htm/ External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Library Services for Children with Disabilities

Baldassari, Laure, Sheila Kerber, Ruth Ann. “Sensory-Enhanced Storytime at Douglas County Libraries: An Inclusive Program. ” Public Libraries 53, no. 1 (February 2014): 36–41.

Library Services for People with Disabilities—Foreign Countries

Gardiner, Clive, and Leslie Rands. “Who's Talking Now?” NB Magazine, no. 91 (April 2014): 2021.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies. Revised Standards and Guidelines of Services for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011.

Low Vision

“Low Vision Defined.” National Eye Institute, http://nei.nih.gov/eyedata/lowvision.asp (accessed June 3, 2014).

Macular Degeneration

Holz, Frank, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, and Monika Fleckenstein. “Recent Developments in the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. ” Journal of Clinical Investigation 124, no. 4 (April  2014).

Occupational Therapy

Case-Smith, Jane, Stephen J. Page, Amy Darragh, Melinda Rybski, and Dennis Cleary. “The Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree: Why Do It? ” American Journal of Occupational Therapy 68, no. 2 (March/April).

Physical Abuse of People with Disabilities

Diament, Michelle. “Harsh Discipline More Common for Students with Disabilities.” Disability Scoop, March 21, 2014. www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/03/21/harsh-discipline-disabilities/19218/ External link. (accessed June 2, 2014).

Physical Fitness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital Signs: Disability and Physical Activity—United States, 2009–2012, May 6, 2014. www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e0506a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e0506a1_w (accessed June 5, 2014).

Prostheses for People with Disabilities

D’Orazio, Dante. “Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm from Segway Inventor Gets FDA Approval.” The Verge, May 10, 2014. www.theverge.com/2014/5/10/5703444/deka-mind-controlled-prosthetic-arm-gets-fda-approval External link. (accessed June 5, 2014).

Screen Readers

WebAim. “Screen Reader User Survey #5 Results.” February, 26, 2014. http://webaim.org/blog/survey-5-results/ External link. (accessed June 5, 2014).

Senior Adults

Higgs, Paul, and Chris Gilleard. “Frailty, Abjection and the ‘Othering’ of the Fourth Age.” Health Sociology Review 23, no. 1 (April 2014).

Service Animals

“New Service Animals for the Blind.” Braille Monitor 57, no. 4 (April 2014). https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1404/bm140401.htm External link. (accessed June, 2014).

“VA Libraries Summer Read Goes to the Dogs.” Library Hotline, April 14, 2014.

Signage Systems

Heasley, Shaun. “New ‘Handicapped’ Symbol Featured at Museum of Modern Art.” Disability Scoop, March 6, 2014. www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/03/06/new-handicapped- museum/19167/ External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Sleep Disorders

Abel, Allen. “Pill Targets Those Who Lack ‘Sleep-Wake Switch.’” Sunday Post, April 13, 2014.

“Hetlioz Approved for Sleep Disorder in Blind People.” Health Day News, January 31, 2014.

Social Services for People with Disabilities

“Ranking Names Best States for Disability Services.” Disability Scoop, April 17, 2014. www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/04/17/ranking-disability-services/19288/print/ External link. (accessed June 2, 2014).

Special Education

Potter, Lee Ann. “Prompting Students to Contemplate Effective Communication with a Visible Speech Chart from the 1870s. ” Social Education 78, no. 2 (April 2014): 53–56.

Spoken Word Recordings

“Recorded Books Sold to Private Equity Firm.” Library Hotline 43, no. 7 (February 17, 2014): 7.

Stem Cells

Cha, Ariana Eunjung. “Cloning Advance Using Stem Cells from Human Adult Reopens Ethical Questions. ” Washington Post, April 17, 2014. www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cloning-advance-using-cells-from-human-adult-raises-ethical-questions/2014/04/17/33a58222-c663-11e3-bf7a-be01a9b69cf1_print.html External link. (accessed June 5, 2014).

Talking Book Program—Library of Congress

Davitt, Ingrid. “Q&A: Tamara Rorie.” Library of Congress Gazette 25, no. 15 (April 18, 2014): 7.

Povinelli, Susan. “Apple Core.” Braille Monitor 57, no. 4 (April 2014). https://nfb.org//images/nfb/publications/bm/bm14/bm1404/bm140412.htm/ External link. (accessed June 3, 2014).

Vocational Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities

Barry, Dan. “Rhode Island Settles Case on Jobs for the Disabled.” New York Times, April 8, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/developmentally-disabled-get-more-workplace-protections.html External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Denson, B. “Oregon Keeps Wary Eye on ADA Case.” Oregonian, April 9, 2014. www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/thousands_of_disabled_oregon_w.html External link. (accessed June 2, 2014).

Web Accessibility

“American Foundation for the Blind Says Discover 508 Has ‘Superior Usability’: Preliminary Findings by AFB Tech Reveals Software Makes SharePoint ‘Easier to Use.’” PR Newswire, March 13, 2014.

Danielsen, Chris. “National Federation of the Blind and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility. ” National Federation of the Blind, March 25, 2014. https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and-hr-block-announce-agreement-assuring-accessibility/ External link. (accessed May30, 2014).

Dardailler, Daniel. “WAI Early Days.” WAI History, June 2009. www.w3.org/WAI/history External link..

“National Federation of the Blind Selects Discover Technologies’ SharePoint Accessibility Solution. ” PR Newswire, May 15, 2014. www.discovertechnologies.com/Pages/about/News.aspx/ External link. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Wells, Carrie. “Towson University Get Patent for Technology to Help Blind Internet Users.” The Baltimore Sun, April 27, 2014. www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bs-hs-towson-captcha-blind-20140427,0,251798.story Link outside of Library of Congress. (accessed May 30, 2014).

Women and Disability

Burch, Susan, and Lindsey Patterson. “Not Just Any Body: Disability, Gender, and History.” Journal of Women’s History 25, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 122–37.

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