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Welcome to Current Literature (formerly Added Entries). We hope the new title better reflects the purpose of the publication, to provide readers and researchers with up-to-date information pertaining to the interests of NLS patrons, their families, and other interested parties.
The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections from March to June 2016. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections.
Brisbin, S. (2016, April). CSUN 2016 conference ushers in "The Year of Braille." Access World. Retrieved from www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw170402 .
Guide to software accessibility for the disabled. (n.d.). IT Hare. Retrieved from http://ithare.com/guide-to-software-accessibility-for-the-disabled/ .
Holton, B. (2016, March). The Orion TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator from Orbit Research and American Printing House for the Blind: calculating the value. Access World. Retrieved from www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw170304 .
Iyer, K. (2016, March 5). Bionic eye to become a reality very soon. Tech Worm. Retrieved from www.techworm.net/2016/03/bionic-eye-become-reality-soon.html .
Pauls, J., & Brisbin, S. (2016, March). Choice finds from the ATIA 2016 conference exhibit hall. Access World. Retrieved from www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw170302 .
Carey, B. (2016, April 13). Chip, implanted in brain, helps paralyzed man regain control of hand. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/health/paralysis-limb-reanimation-brain-chip.html .
Sanders, H. (2016, March 13). eSight uses high-def camera to help those with blindness. WLS-TV Chicago. Retrieved from http://abc7chicago.com/health/esight-uses-high-def-camera-to-help-those-with-blindness/1241664/ .
Chait, J. (2016, May 17). Donald Trump: I Love People With Disabilities So Much, I Follow Laws Protecting Them. New York. Retrieved from http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/trump-i-love-the-disabled-so-much-i-obey-laws.html .
Stamell, K. (2016, March 29). People with dwarfism deserve respect—not ridicule. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/29/people-dwarfism-deserve-respect .
Gibson, C. (2016, May 4). ‘He’s picking his nose’: How volunteers help the blind ‘see’ a theater performance. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/hes-picking-his-nose-how-volunteers-help-the-blind-see-a-theater-performance/2016/05/03/d3950e26-1141-11e6-93ae-50921721165d_story.html .
Braverman, M. (2016, May 10). ASCLA selects its 2016 award winners! ASCLA Blog. Retrieved from http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2016/05/ascla-selects-its-2016-award-winners/ .
Cohen, M. (2016, May 2). "‘Is This Venue Accessible?’ Website to Launch App." Washington City Paper. Retrieved from: www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/music/2016/05/02/is-this-venue-accessible-website-to-launch-app/ .
Winnegar, A. (2016, March 27). Understanding disability: Focus on ‘livability’ helps everyone. Santa Fe
New Mexican. Retrieved from www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/understanding-disability-focus-on-livability-helps-everyone/article_4605fc80-4a7a-58f6-87e0-2d3ffb851c66.html .
Whiley, J. (2016, March 5). Blind Dave Heeley on his extraordinary life story captured in new book From Light to Dark. Gloucestershire Echo.
Keller on the ten. (2016, April 12). Courier Journal. Retrieved from www.courierjournal.net/news/article_97928328-ffe8-11e5-9483-d3aec9662cad.html .
Glazer, C. (2016, March 17). How Senate race can make historic mark for people with disabilities. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-glazer/how-senate-race-can-make_b_9489954.html .
Koury, M. (2016, May 16). Blind artist with cystic fibrosis hopes to make difference with film. C & G NewsPapers. Retrieved from www.candgnews.com/news/blind-artist-cystic-fibrosis-hopes-make-difference-film-92932 .
Rorke, D. (2016, April 12). Blind people capable of taking leading role. News24.com. Retrieved from www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/Peoples-Post/blind-people-capable-of-taking-leading-role-20160411 .
University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn News. (March 18, 2016). Before retinal cells die, they regenerate, Penn vet blindness study finds [Press release]. Retrieved from https://news.upenn.edu/news/retinal-cells-die-they-regenerate-penn-vet-blindness-study-finds .
Griffiths, S. (2016, March 9). Have scientists found a cure for blindness? ‘Living lens’ grown in a lab can be transplanted into eyes to help restore sight. The Daily Mail. Retrieved from www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3484134/Have-scientists-cure-BLINDNESS-Tissues-grown-lab-transplanted-eyes-help-restore-sight.html .
Haworth, J. (2016, March 11). Sleeping too much could cause you to go blind, worrying new research has revealed. Mirror. Retrieved from www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/sleeping-much-could-cause-you-7538237 .
Surugue, S. (2016, March 11). Pig eye transplant: Chinese boy saved from blindness by porcine cornea. International Business Times. Retrieved from www.ibtimes.co.uk/pig-eye-transplant-chinese-boy-saved-blindness-by-porcine-cornea-1548966 .
Abassi, L. (2016, March 15). 100 million worldwide at risk for blindness from trachoma. American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). Retrieved from http://acsh.org/news/2016/03/15/results-are-in-from-global-trachoma-mapping-project/ .
Silverman, A.M. (2015). The Perils of playing blind: problems with blindness simulation and a better way to teach about blindness. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 5 (2). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/jbir/jbir15/jbir050201abs.html .
Ray, C.C. (2016, March 5). Causes of blindness vary for older adults. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/science/causes-of-blindness-vary-for-older-adults.html .
Seymour, K. (2016, February 25). First bill in braille introduced by Congressman Fitzpatrick. Northhampton Patch. Retrieved from http://patch.com/pennsylvania/northampton/first-bill-braille-introduced-congressman-fitzpatrick-0 .
Low, A. (2016, April 28). Thai university creates cheap, touchable ink for the blind: Thammasat University's Touchable Ink aims to lower the current $1-per-page cost of embossed Braille print down to around 3 cents. CNet. Retrieved from www.cnet.com/uk/news/thai-university-creates-touchable-ink-for-the-blind/ .
Jones, E. (2016, April 6). The deaf women in Obama’s White House. BBC News. Retrieved from www.bbc.com/news/disability-35969866 .
Huppke, R. (2016, Apr 13). OPINION: People with disabilities deserve every opportunity. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-disability-staffing-crisis-huppke-20160413-story.html .
Hsu, C. (2016, March 24). Vitamin C keeps blindness away: How diet may trump DNA in cataract development. HNGN.com. Retrieved from www.hngn.com/articles/192047/20160324/vitamin-c-keeps-blindness-bay-diet-trump-dna-cataract-development.htm .
Sanders, H. (2016, February 24). New White Sox announcer is first in MLB with cerebral palsy. WLS-TV Chicago. Retrieved from http://abc7chicago.com/1199405/ .
Field, G. (2016, March 22). Should parents of children with severe disabilities be allowed to stop their growth? The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/magazine/should-parents-of-severely-disabled-children-be-allowed-to-stop-their-growth.html .
Heasley, S. (2016, March 16). Nike expands shoe line for people with special needs. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/03/16/nike-expands-shoe-lineup/22048/ .
Veronin, N. (2016, February 28). Life in technicolor—One month wearing EnChroma’s color blindness – fixing glasses. Arstechnica. Retrieved from http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/02/seeing-in-techicolor-one-month-wearing-enchromas-color-blindness-correcting-glasses/ .
Brown, E. (2016, March 3). Cloud computing can assist workers with disabilities, NIST reports. NIST. Retrieved from http://nist.gov/itl/antd/cloud-computing-can-assist-workers-with-disabilities-nist-reports.cfm .
Andrews, A. (2016, March 14). The 30 top thinkers under 30: Haben Girma. Pacific Standard. Retrieved from https://psmag.com/the-30-top-thinkers-under-30-haben-girma-e5a193603d63# .
Fava, L. (2016 , April 9). Speaking a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Times of Malta. Retrieved from www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160409/life-features/Speaking-a-language-the-deaf-can-hear-and-the-blind-can-see.608233 .
Querry, K. (2016, March 4). OKC to send disaster alerts to deaf, blind residents. KFOR: Oklahoma City. Retrieved from http://kfor.com/2016/03/04/okc-to-send-disaster-alerts-to-deaf-blind-residents/ .
Branson-Potts, H. (2016, April 3). ‘How do you explain love?’ Finding, community, friends and more at L.A.’s Braille Institute. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-adv-blind-deaf-couple-20160404-story.html .
Associated Press. (2016, April 6). The parents of a sick five-year-old Ohio girl who got her wish to see Pope Francis on Wednesday said the meeting with the pontiff had been "absolutely amazing." USA Today. Retrieved from www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/04/06/pope-ohio-girl-going-blind-vatican/82700594/ .
Rader, K. (2016, April 6). Only in Indiana: The awakening. WTHR.com. Retrieved from: www.wthr.com/story/31660587/only-in-indiana-the-awakening .
DiGonzalez, L. (2016, April 9). Coverage of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind important. Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved from www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2016/04/09/coverage-florida-school-deaf-blind-important/82837698/ .
Wahlgvist, M. et al. (2016, January). Physical and psychological health, social trust, and financial situation for persons with Usher syndrome type 1. British Journal of VisualImpairment, 34(1). 15-25.
Yoshimura, H. et al (2016, January 21). Frequency of Usher syndrome type 1 in deaf children by massively parallel DNA sequencing. Journal of Human Genetics. Retrieved from www.nature.com/jhg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/jhg2015168a.html .
Elsea, V. (2016, April). Accessibility of insulin pumps in 2015. Braille Monitor, 59 (4). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1604/bm160407.htm .
Congressman Chris Collins. (2016, February 29). Reps. Collins & McNerney introduce legislation to prevent diabetic eye disease [Press Release]. Retrieved from https://chriscollins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/reps-collins-mcnerney-introduce-legislation-to-prevent-diabetic-eye .
Rutta, R. (2016, March 3). Pressing candidates to prioritize people with disabilities: a voter checklist. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-rutta/pressing-candidates-to-pr_b_9372884.html .
Harmon, S. (2016, March 18). Beyoncé casts model with muscular dystrophy to promote new products. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/18/beyonce-casts-model-with-muscular-dystrophy-to-promote-new-products .
Rucker, A. (2016, April 1). Is Ad Land really changing? New Mobility. Retrieved from www.newmobility.com/2016/04/ad-land-really-changing/ .
Tollefson, P. (2016, March 28). Celebrating disAbilities. The Sheridan Press. Retrieved from http://thesheridanpress.com/?p=50706 .
Perry, D., & Cater-Long, L. (2016, March). The Ruderman white paper on media coverage of law enforcement use of force and disability. Ruderman Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.rudermanfoundation.org/blog/in-the-media/media-missing-the-story-half-of-all-recent-high-profile-police-related-killings-are-people-with-disabilities .
Morris, M. (2016, March 28). Poverty and disability in America matter. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-morris/poverty-and-disability-in_b_9557142.html .
Pulse Ghana. (2016, March 15). Persons with disability most disabled children denied primary education-research. Pulse Ghana. Retrieved from http://pulse.com.gh/campus/persons-with-disability-most-disabled-children-denied-primary-education-research-id4804584.html .
Disabled in Tamil Nadu have low access to higher education. (2016, March 21). Times of India. Retrieved from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Disabled-in-Tamil-Nadu-have-low-access-to-higher-education/articleshow/51485998.cms .
Wang, M. (2016, March 28). Yale alum alleges disability discrimination at Princeton. Yale News. Retrieved from http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/03/28/yale-alum-alleges-disability-discrimination-at-princeton/ .
National Federation of the Blind. (March 2, 2016). National Federation of the Blind and Amazon join forces to improve accessible reading experiences for blind and low-vision students[Press release]. Baltimore, MD: National Federation of the Blind. Retrieved from https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and-amazon-join-forces-improve-accessible-reading-experiences-blind-and .
Sherman, M. (2016, April). Amazon, blind federation reach agreement on accessibility. Braille Monitor, 59 (4). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1604/bm160414.htm .
Heasley, S. (2016, March 4). Employment dips for those with disabilities. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/03/04/jobs-feb-16/21996/ .
Murphy, C. (2016, January 29). 2015 an upbeat year for people with disabilities but ends on a downbeat. Kessler Foundation. Retrieved from https://kesslerfoundation.org/node/851 .
Pauls, J. (2016, March). Audio game review: A blind legend from DOWiNO and France Culture. Access World. Retrieved from www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw170308 .
Keppler, N. (2016, February 2). How technology is helping the blind navigate the physical world. Slate. Retrieved from www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/02/how_technology_helps_the_blind_navigate_the_physical_world.html .
Krentz, L. (2016, April 10). Landon Krentz: How deaf and queer spectrums compare to each other. The
Georgia Straight. Retrieved from www.straight.com/news/674241/landon-krentz-how-deaf-and-queer-spectrums-compare-each-other .
Logue, J. (2016, March 28). Disabilities and writing. Inside Higher Education. Retrieved from www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/28/writing-program-association-continues-debate-access-members-disabilities .
Miller, G.W. (2016, March 23). R.I. disability law center opens probe into abuse, neglect of the disabled. Providence Journal. Retrieved from www.providencejournal.com/article/20160323/NEWS/160329697 .
Morris, F. C. (2016, March 20). Will apps become the next disability law suite target? Tech Crunch Network. Retrieved by http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/20/will-apps-become-the-next-disability-lawsuit-target/ .
Zielinski, A. (2016, March 1). Disabled voters feeling ignored by candidates take election into own hands. Think Progress. Retrieved from http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/03/01/3755032/disability-voter-election/ .
Hayes, S. (2016, April 09). Accessing accessibility: Assistive devices are becoming more common for people with hearing and vision difficulties. St. Albert Gazette. Retrieved from www.stalbertgazette.com/article/Accessing-accessibility-20160409 .
Berkman, R.I. (6th ed.). (2015). Find it fast: extracting expert information from social networks, big data, tweets, and more. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today.
Azevedo, M. (2016, March 9). MicroRNA a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s and age-related macular degeneration. Alzheimer’s News Today. Retrieved from https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2016/03/09/microrna-potential-therapeutic-target-alzheimers-age-related-macular-degeneration/ .
Bhattacharjee S., et al. (2016) microRNA-34a-Mediated Down-Regulation of the Microglial-Enriched Triggering Receptor and Phagocytosis-Sensor TREM2 in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150211. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0150211 .
Ray, C.C. (2016, March 19). Fighting macular degeneration. New York Times. Retrieved from http://nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/macular-degeneration-cure.html?_r=0 .
Lewis, L. L. (2016). iOS in the classroom: a guide for teaching students with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press.
Linington, D. (2016, March 3). Kenya: Doctors develop smartphone app to detect blindness. IT News Africa. Retrieved from www.itnewsafrica.com/2016/03/kenya-doctors-develop-smartphone-app-to-detect-blindness/ .
Woods, A. (2016, March 28). MS lesions in cerebellum ably predict disability levels and disease progression, study suggests. Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Retrieved from http://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2016/03/28/ms-lesions-cerebellum-ably-predict-disability-levels-disease-progression-study-suggests/ .
Wardle, J. (2016, March 9). The most accessible museum in the world. AI-Media.tv. Retrieved from http://www.ai-media.tv/the-most-accessible-museum-in-the-world/ .
Hobbs, R., et al. (2016). Individuals with disabilities: Critical factors that facilitate integration in Christian religious communities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 82(1), 36-46.
Salasky, P. (2015, October 3). Apple watch and iPhone facilitate hearing for Peninsula engineer Usher Syndrome. Daily Press. Retrieved from www.dailypress.com/health/dp-nws-usher-syndrome-20151003-story.html .
Preece, A. (2016, March). An overview of NVDA remote access, a free add-on for the non-visual desktop access screen reader. Access World. Retrieved from www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw170306 .
Gwizdala, M. (2016, May). Fake service dogs: problem or propaganda? Braille Monitor, 59 (5). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1605/bm160508.htm .
Diament, M. (2016, March 22). Congress may consider tweaks to ABLE accounts. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/03/22/congress-tweaks-able-accounts/22074/ .
Drummond, S. (2016, March 17). How the language of special education is evolving. National Public Radio (NPR). Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/03/17/469792061/how-the-language-of-special-education-is-evolving .
Huang, C. (2016, March 28). Parents want more power in special education. Capital Gazette. Retrieved from http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/schools/ph-ac-cn-special-education-0227-20160328-story.html .
Bita, N. (2016, March 12). One in five students has a disability: confidential data. The Australian. Retrieved from www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/one-in-five-students-has-a-disability-confidential-data/news-story/a3b1360c2185890344aa79e7f9097c73 .
Segran, E. (2016, April 21). How one blind marathon runner is using technology to run solo: By collaborating with IBM, Simon Wheatcroft wants to give blind runners the tools to run independently. Fast Company. Retrieved from www.fastcompany.com/3059037/startup-report/how-one-blind-marathon-runner-is-using-technology-to-run-solo .
International Paralympic Committee. (2016, March 10). Washington DC roundtable shares how sport can advance disability employment [Press release]. Retrieved from www.paralympic.org/news/washington-dc-roundtable-shares-how-sport-can-advance-disability-employment .
Russell, K. (2015, November 23). Helping hand: Robots, video games, and a radical new approach to treating stroke patients. New Yorker. Retrieved from www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/23/helping-hand-annals-of-medicine-karen-russell .
Library services for those with disabilities: Additional steps needed to ease access to services and modernize technology. (2016, April). Government Accountability Office. Retrieved from www.gao.gov/assets/680/676309.pdf [PDF: 2.04 MB / 41 p.].
Byzek, J. (2016, May 2). Uber: Does the transportation revolution include us? New Mobility. Retrieved from www.newmobility.com/2016/05/uber-transportation-access/ .
Air Canada ordered to stop forbidding deaf-blind people from flying solo. (2015, December 9). The Canadian Press. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-transport-deaf-blind-1.3357475 .
Disability Rights Advocates. (2016, April 30). Groundbreaking settlement to end discrimination against blind Uber riders who use guide dogs [Press release]. http://dralegal.org/featured/groundbreaking-settlement-end-discrimination-blind-uber-riders-use-guide-dogs/ .
Hackett, A. (2016, Spring). Bringing books to life: Meet the team of talented volunteers who record more than 100 new audio books every year for the Perkins Library. Perspectives. Retrieved from www.perkins.org/stories/magazine/bringing-books-to-life .
Cousins, C. (2016, March 10). Designing for the web: are there colors you should avoid? Design Shack. Retrieved from https://designshack.net/articles/ux-design/designing-for-the-web-are-there-colors-you-should-avoid/ .
Hart, M. (2016, February 22). Service launched to help universities comply with ADA web site regulations. Campus Technology. Retrieved from https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2016/02/22/Service-Launched-to-Help-Universities-Comply-With-ADA-Web-Site-Regulations.aspx .
Hennig, N. (2016). Natural user interfaces and accessibility. Library Technology Reports, 52(3), 5-17.
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