The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections from June 2016 through August 2016. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections.
Advocacy for People with Disabilities
Heasley, S. (2016, July 20). New emojis depict range of abilities. Disability Scoop.www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/07/20/new-emojis-range-abilities/22509/ .
African Americans with Disabilities
Dotinga, R. (2016, August 11). For aging blacks, ‘golden years’ often marred by disability. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-aging-blacks-disabilities-health-0817-20160811-story.html .
Emery, C.R. (2016, July 20). I am a black woman with a disability. Hear me roar. Time Magazine. Retrieved from http://time.com/4401986/black-disabled-woman-power/ .
Americans with Disabilities Act, P.L. 101-336, Revised Regulations
Diament, M. (2016, August 16). Regulations broaden who’s covered under ADA. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/08/16/regulations-broaden-covered-ada/22632/ .
Artists with Disabilities
Anderson, T. (2016, July 18). Study shows lack of opportunity for disabled actors. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-disabled-actors-hollywood-20160717-snap-story.html .
Ahsan, S. (2016, June 21). Tangled, Toronto’s first accessible art gallery for disabled artists, is bringing the outsiders in. National Post. Retrieved from http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/tangled-torontos-first-accessible-art-gallery-for-disabled-artists-is-bringing-the-outsiders-in .
Smith, J. (2016, July 29). Artist refuses to let blindness derail her career. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from www.wsj.com/articles/artist-refuses-to-let-blindness-derail-her-career-1469822409 .
Soloski, A. (2016, June 29). Actors with disabilities are ready, willing, and able to take more roles. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/theater/actors-with-disabilities-are-ready-willing-and-able-to-take-more-roles.html?_r=0 .
Visually impaired student unveils incredible braille-inspired collection. (2016, June 9). Irish Examiner. Retrieved from www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/visually-impaired-student-unveils-incredible-braille-inspired-collection-at-graduate-fashion-week-404085.html .
Arts for People with Visual Impairments
Alvino, V. (2016, August 3). Warhol showcases accessibility-focused initiatives at national conference. 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh. Retrieved from http://wesa.fm/post/warhol-showcases-accessibility-focused-initiatives-national-conference#stream/0 .
Urist, J. (2016, June 8). A new way to see art. Museum programs for the blind challenge notions of how people connect with great works. The Atlantic. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/06/multisensory-art/486200/ .
Bennett, C. (2016, May 27). Cyber Timez engineers wearables for people with disabilities. 1776. Retrieved from www.1776.vc/insights/cyber-timez-wearble-disability-blind-deaf-technology/ .
Marvin, B. (2016, June 3). How Ray Kurzweil sees the future. PC Magazine. Retrieved from www.pcmag.com/news/345062/how-ray-kurzweil-sees-the-future .
Sydell, L. (2016, May 21). For people with disabilities, new technology can be life changing. National Public Radio: All Tech Considered. Retrieved from www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/05/21/478925944/for-people-with-disabilities-new-technology-can-be-life-changing?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social .
Assistive Technology Products for Daily Living
Engel, J. (2016, June 13). Perkins School for the Blind pushes into apps; driverless cars. Xconomy. Retrieved from www.xconomy.com/boston/2016/06/13/perkins-school-for-the-blind-pushes-into-apps-driverless-cars/?single_page=true .
Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments
Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec. (2016, June 14). Ai Squared. Retrieved from www.aisquared.com/news/ai-squared-joins-vfo/ .
Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments—Reading
Second set of eyes. (June/July 2016). Ability Magazine. 27-31. Retrieved from http://abilitymagazine.com/Chyler-Leigh/OrCam-A-Point-of-Seeing.html .
Attitudes of People with Disabilities
Garland-Thomson, R. (2016, August 19). Becoming disabled. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/opinion/sunday/becoming-disabled.html .
Attitudes Toward Blind People
Associated Press. (2016, June 16). Pittsburgh nail salon: Woman denied service due to blindness. AP News. Retrieved from http://bigstory.ap.org/article/be694aad5bb84c84a4f90ab027123af1/pittsburgh-nail-salon-woman-denied-service-due-blindness .
Morkis, S. (2016, June 21). Exploring blindness through virtual reality at DCA. The Courier. Retrieved from www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/210481/exploring-blindness-virtual-reality-dca .
Awards—Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award (NFB)
Francis, D., & McChesney, A. (2016, August 10). First Adventist awarded ‘Nobel prize for blindness.’ Adventist Review. Retrieved from www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story4275-first-adventist-awarded-nobel-prize-for-blindness .
Awards—Robert S. Bray Award (ACB)
AppleVis Editorial Team. (2016, June 29). Apple to receive accessibility award from the American Council of the Blind. AppleVis. Retrieved from: www.applevis.com/blog/apple-news/apple-receive-accessibility-award-american-council-blind .
Biography of deaf-blind people—Keller, Helen
Winter, B. (2016, June 24). Helen Keller: A life with dogs. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from http://www.perkins.org/stories/blog/helen-keller-a-life-with-dogs .
Belluck, P. (2016, August 23). Brain scans of Brazilian babies show array of Zika effects. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/health/zika-a-formidable-enemy-attacks-and-destroys-parts-of-babies-brains.html .
Katsev, L. (2016, June 26). Groups to collaborate on history of disability rights. Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Retrieved from www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2016/06/26/Groups-to-collaborate-on-history-of-disability-rights/stories/201606260134 .
Koski, L. (2016, July 29). Local organization helps the blind in Mexico. Amarillo Globe News. Retrieved from http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2016-07-29/local-organization-helps-blind-mexico .
Kweifio-Okai, C. (2016, July 15). Preventable blindness in children on rise in poorer countries. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jul/15/preventable-blindness-children-rise-poorer-countries .
Moeti, M. (2016, August 12). Can river blindness enter the elite club of eradicated diseases? Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/world/global-development/la-fg-global-river-blindness-oped-snap-story.html .
Blindness in Media
Blahovec, S. (2016, June 02). BlindNewWorld challenges everything you think you know about blindness. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-blahovec/blindnewworld-challenges-_b_10243530.html .
Jamison, M. (2016, August 12). A French photographer is visiting Dallas to document what it’s like to live with blindness. The Dallas Observer. Retrieved from www.dallasobserver.com/arts/a-french-photographer-is-visiting-dallas-to-document-what-its-like-to-live-with-blindness-8586794 .
Otis, J. (2016, July 6). Decades on, land mines shatter young lives in Iran. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/thirty-years-on-landmines-shatter-young-lives-in-iran/ .
Phillips, C. (2016, June 15). Notes on Blindness review: a beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful one-off. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jun/15/notes-on-blindness-review-beautiful-accessible-thoughtful-one-off .
Antony, A. (2016, July 11). Meet Vishal Agrawal: A blind currency trader who makes money by listening. The Economic Times. Retrieved from http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/forex/meet-vishal-agrawal-a-blind-currency-trader-who-makes-money-by-listening/articleshow/53146514.cms .
Dupre, K. (2016, July 10). This blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22. Mashable. Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2016/07/10/apple-innovation-blind-engineer/#63z3wrMymOqL .
Bender, J. (2016, July 4). Poisonous weed that causes blindness spreading across Canada. Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved from www.winnipegsun.com/2016/07/04/poisonous-weed-that-causes-blindness-spreading-across-canada .
Cashin-Garbutt, A. (2016, June 13). Controlling corneal blindness by 2030: An interview with Dr. Pravin Vaddavalli. News Medical. Retrieved from www.news-medical.net/news/20160613/Controlling-corneal-blindness-by-2030-an-interview-with-Dr-Pravin-Vaddavalli.aspx .
Namwala commences second phase of MDA for Trachoma disease. (2016, June 06). Lusakatimes. Retrieved from www.lusakatimes.com/2016/06/06/namwala-commences-second-phase-mda-trachoma-disease .
Healio Primary Care Optometry News. (2016, July 20). Prevent blindness launches professional networking forum [Press release]. Retrieved from www.healio.com/optometry/primary-care-optometry/news/online/%7B1a7be5dd-66b6-4274-a063-709698880090%7D/prevent-blindness-launches-professional-networking-forum .
Treharne, A. (2016, June 22). How one civil servant saw beyond blindness and scooped an award for helping others. CSW: Civil Service World. Retrieved from www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/opinion/how-one-civil-servant-saw-beyond-blindness-%E2%80%93-and-scooped-award-helping-others .
Whiteman, B. (2016, June 2). Eye in the sky! Cindy Crawford helps unveil new flying hospital to treat preventable blindness in third world countries. The Daily Mail. Retrieved from www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3622811/Cindy-Crawford-helps-unveil-new-flying-hospital-treat-preventable-blindness-world-countries.html .
A., Jamie. (2016, June 23). Warning: Looking at your phones in the dark can cause ‘smartphone blindness.’ Nature World News. Retrieved from www.natureworldnews.com/articles/24114/20160623/warning-looking-phones-dark-causesmartphone-blindness.htm .
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). (2016, May 5). New study shows Ebola survivors may be at risk of severe vision loss [Press release]. Retrieved from www.news-medical.net/news/20160505/New-study-shows-Ebola-survivors-may-be-at-risk-of-severe-vision-loss.aspx .
Dobbs, D. (2016, September). Why there’s new hope about ending blindness. National Geographic. Retrieved from www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/09/blindness-treatment-medical-science-cures/ .
Finn, M. (2016, June 07). Scientists suggests gene technique ‘CRISPR’ may likely change future. Science World Report. Retrieved from www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/41541/20160607/scientists-suggest-gene-technique-crispr-may-likely-change-future.htm .
Frist, B. (2016, July 13). From blindness to sight: One man’s story holds promise for future medical innovations. Forbes Magazine. Retrieved from www.forbes.com/sites/billfrist/2016/07/13/from-blindness-to-sight-one-mans-story-holds-promise-for-future-medical-innovations/#4deedef9b3d6 .
Hern, A. (2016, July 5). Google DeepMind pairs with NHS to use machine learning to fight blindness. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/05/google-deepmind-nhs-machine-learning-blindness .
Kim, M. (2016, July 4). eSight for blindness. KFSN-TV-Fresno. Retrieved from http://abc30.com/health/esight-for-blindness/1413137/ .
French gene therapy for blindness launches another IPO. (2016, May 7). Labiotech.eu. Retrieved from http://labiotech.eu/gensight-ipo-eye-gene-therapy/ .
Macrae, F. (2016, July 18). Leading cause of blindness in elderly could be cured by anti-depressants ‘already on sale.’ The Daily Mail. Retrieved from www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3695795/Leading-cause-blindness-elderly-cured-anti-depressants-sale.html.
. The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute. (2016, July 5). TKCI Srujana Innovation Award launched to combat corneal blindness [Press release]. Retrieved from www.news-medical.net/news/20160705/TKCI-Srujana-Innovation-Award-launched-to-combat-corneal-blindness.aspx .
Opsahl, K. (2016, August 3). USU professor’s research may help cure blindness, paralysis. HJ News. Retrieved from http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/usu-professor-s-research-may-help-cure-blindness-paralysis/article_78d88aca-fc12-5a43-b7c8-5d703e9b66fe.html .
Park, A. (2016, July 11). In a scientific first, blind mice regain eyesight. Time Magazine. Retrieved from http://time.com/4399255/mice-blindness-cure/ .
Samuelson, K. (2016, June 13). Gene linked to cause of blindness in kids. Northwestern University. Futurity. Retrieved from www.futurity.org/glaucoma-blindness-children-1181792-2/ .
Queen’s University, Belfast. (2016, June 14). Heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness, researchers discover. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160614083841.htm .
Scripps Research Institute. (2016, August 18). TSRI scientists find potential treatment for ‘painful blindness’ form of dry eye [Press release]. Retrieved from www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/sri-tsf081716.php .
Baraniuk, C. (2016, July 5). Google’s DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis. BBC News. Retrieved from www.bbc.com/news/technology-36713308 .
National Institutes of Health. (2016, May 19). Visual impairment, blindness cases in U.S. expected to double by 2050 [Press release]. Retrieved from www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/visual-impairment-blindness-cases-us-expected-double-2050.
The JAMA Network Journals. (2016, August 4). Survey: Vision health a priority. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160804140509.htm .
Braille Books for Children
Savedge, J. (2016, May 14). With Lego-like braille bricks, blind children learn to read while they play. Mother Nature Network. Retrieved from www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/lego-like-braille-bricks-blind-children-learn-read-while-they-play .
Chao, T. (2016, August 2). Bookshare extends ebook access to TX students with print disabilities. Library Journal. Retrieved from www.slj.com/2016/08/industry-news/bookshare-extends-ebook-access-to-tx-students-with-print-disabilities/#_ .
Knapton, S. (2016, March 09). Cure for cataracts: Scientists use stem cells to grow ‘living lens’ in eye. The Telegraph. Retrieved from www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12189238/Scientists-use-stem-cells-to-grow-living-lens-in-eye-and-cure-cataracts.html .
Clothing for People with Disabilities
Friedman, V. (2016, July 19). Fashion’s newest frontier: The disabled and displaced. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/fashion/solution-based-design-disabled-refugees.html .
College Students with Disabilities
Learning Ally. (2016, August 25). Learning Ally announces college success program for blind and visually impaired college students: national nonprofit program offers peer mentors, specialized curriculum and resources, at no cost to students with visual impairments [Press release]. Retrieved from www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13626290.htm?platform=hootsuite .
Evens, L. (2016, May 24). Members of the deaf, deaf-blind community are celebrated through an international congress in Europe. Adventist News Network. Retrieved from https://news.adventist.org/en/all-news/news/go/2016-05-24/members-of-the-deaf-deaf-blind-community-are-celebrated-through-an-international-congress-in-europe .
Deaf-Blind Centers and Services
Rolenc, S. (2016, June 01). Haben Girma meets with state leaders at St. Kate’s. St. Kate’s News Wire. Retrieved from www.stkate.edu/news-and-events/news/girma-state-deafblind-leaders .
Ulatowski, L. (2016, June 3). Exploring the role of deafblind intervener. Sheboygan Press. Retrieved from www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/local/2016/06/03/exploring-role-deafblind-intervener/85308420/ .
Koening, B. (2016, May 31.) FCC extends $10M deaf-blind pilot amid commish criticism. Law 360. Retrieved from www.law360.com/articles/801935/fcc-extends-10m-deaf-blind-pilot-amid-commish-criticism .
Global Market Insights Inc. (2016, July 25). Diabetic Retinopathy market size to exceed $11bn by 2023 [Press release]. Retrieved from www.yourcommunicationnews.com/diabetic+retinopathy+market+size+to+exceed+$11bn+by+2023%3A+global+market+insights+inc._135341.html .
Indiana University. (2016, July 15). IU researchers create virtual tissue model of diabetic retinopathy[Press release]. Retrieved from www.news-medical.net/news/20160715/IU-researchers-create-virtual-tissue-model-of-diabetic-retinopathy.aspx .
The JAMA Network Journals. (2016, July 7). Vision-threatening stages of diabetic retinopathy associated with higher risk of depression. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160707115217.htm .
Woodfield, J. (2016, July 18). US researchers create virtual retina model that could improve diabetic retinopathy treatment. Diabetes.co.uk. Retrieved from www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2016/jul/us-researchers-create-virtual-retina-model-that-could-improve-diabetic-retinopathy-treatment-94303623.html .
Allen, C. (2016, May 24). WHS: New charter for persons with disabilities endorsed at UN humanitarian summit. UN News Centre. Retrieved from www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54025#.V3VNmv4UXcs .
Disabilities in Media
Carroll, J.S. et al.(2016, August 27). Living with a disability. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/opinion/living-with-disability.html .
D’Aprile, J. (2016, August 2). ‘Notes on Blindness’ uses VR to tell a story of life without sight. UpLoad. Retrieved from https://uploadvr.com/notes-on-blindness-gear-vr-narrative/ .
Giesberg, Z. (2016, June 30). How ‘Finding Dory’ does disability right. Jewish Journal. Retrieved from www.jewishjournal.com/jews_and_special_needs/item/how_finding_dory_does_disability_right .
Martinelli, M. (2016, July 26). Star Trek was among the best franchises at representing people with disabilities—Until Star Trek Beyond. Slate. Retrieved from www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/07/26/star_trek_beyond_is_more_diverse_but_forgot_about_disability.html .
Murphy, M. (2016, August 23). Physically disabled. Menaced by evil. Up for a fight. The New York Time. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/movies/dont-breathe-horror-movies-disabled-characters.html .
Rutta, R. (2016, July 26). Entertainment that’s helping society gain new perspectives on disability. The Huffington Post.www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-rutta/entertainment-thats-helpi_b_11186436.html .
Heasley, S. (2016, August 16). Disability could play outsized role in election. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/08/16/disability-outsized-role-election/22626/ .
Adams, S. (2016, June 29). A dyslexic entrepreneur says his disability helped him build a $3.6 M company. Forbes Magazine. Retrieved from www.forbes.com/sites/forbestreptalks/2016/06/29/a-dyslexic-entrepreneur-says-his-disability-helped-him-build-a-3-6m-company/ .
Economics of Disabilities
Andre, J. (2016, August 22). These are the hidden costs of living with a disability. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.ca/jacki-andre/the-hidden-costs-of-havin_b_11647994.html .
Morris, M. (2016, July). National disability institute launches DSABLE POVERTY campaign. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-morris/national-disability-insti_b_11187834.html .
Education for Blind Children—Residential Schools
In our view: Study schools for blind, deaf. (2016, May 16). The Columbian. Retrieved from www.columbian.com/news/2016/may/16/in-our-view-study-schools-for-blind-deaf/ .
Pacific Gas and Electric Company. (2016). PG&E scores 100 for second straight year on Disability Equality Index [Press release]. Retrieved from www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160720006298/en/PGE-Scores-100-Straight-Year-Disability-Equality .
Employment of People with Disabilities
Glazer, C. (2016, July 25). Fulfilling the promise of the ADA: Innovative talent strategies are driving corporate success. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-glazer/fulfilling-the-promise-of_b_11183572.html .
Monette, S. (2016, July 21). What I’ve learned by hiring more employees with disabilities. Fast Company. Retrieved from www.fastcompany.com/3061925/lessons-learned/what-ive-learned-by-hiring-more-employees-with-disabilities .
Noguchi, Y. (2016, July 13). Workplaces can be particularly stressful for disabled Americans, poll finds. NPR. Retrieved from www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/13/485261651/workplaces-can-be-particularly-stressful-for-disabled-americans-poll-finds.
Reed, J. (2016, May 28). 10 interview tips for persons with disabilities. Jobs & Hiring. Retrieved from www.jobsnhire.com/articles/43535/20160528/10-interview-tips-persons-disabilities-americans-act.htm.
Ridge, T. Time to act on real employment for people with disabilities. Braille Monitor, 59(7), 453-455. (2016, July). Retrieved August 5, 2016, from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1607/bm160705.htm .
Zahneis, M. (2016, July 22). Disablity equality index ranks the best places to work for people with disabilities. The Mighty. Retrieved from https://themighty.com/2016/07/disability-equality-index-rank-best-places-for-disabled-people-to-work/ .
Employment of People with Disabilities—Statistics
Heasley, S. (2016, June 3). Improvement seen in disability employment. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/06/03/jobs-may-16/22366/ .
Sussman, A.L. (2016, June 22). Workers with disabilities see long-delayed improvement as job market tightens. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/06/22/workers-with-disabilities-see-long-delayed-improvement-as-job-market-tightens/ .
Games for People with Visual Impairments
McDonald, C. (2016, June 9). A new system lets blind kids build Lego sets: High school student helps design accessible notation. Popular Science. Retrieved from http://www.popsci.com/blind-high-school-student-helps-make-legos-accessible .
Bowler, J. (2016, July 14). New eye test can detect glaucoma 4 years before current tests. Science Alert. Retrieved from www.sciencealert.com/new-eye-test-can-detect-glaucoma-4-years-before-current-tests .
Santen Pharmaceutical. (2016, July 19). Santen to acquire InnFocus, developer of “MicroShunt” glaucoma implant device [Press release]. Retrieved from www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/santen-to-acquire-innfocus-developer-of-microshunt-glaucoma-implant-device-300300601.html .
Grants and Scholarships (General)
Cazares, G. (2016, June). Loan discharge program. Braille Monitor, 59 (6). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1606/bm160607.htm .
Gwizdala, M. (2016, June). Balancing service animal users’ and businesses’ rights and responsibilities. Braille Monitor, 59 (6). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1606/bm160604.htm .
Grant supports high-needs disability education. (2016, July 25). GW Today. Retrieved from https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/grant-supports-high-needs-disability-education .
Higher Education for Blind People
Dausch, M. (2016, July 29). Gaining independence as a college student who is blind. Retrieved from https://go.learningally.org/blind-college-independence/ .
Higher Education for Deaf-Blind People
Girma, H. (2016, May 31). Haben Girma challenges grads to pursue truth and social justice. St. Kate’s Newswire. Retrieved from www.stkate.edu/news-and-events/news/haben-girma-commencement-address .
Higher Education for People with Disabilities
Aberdeen Rotary offering scholarships for blind, deaf, and deaf-blind. (2016, June 1). KXRP Newsradio. Retrieved from www.kxro.com/aberdeen-rotary-offering-scholarships-blind-deaf-deaf-blind/ .
Internet for People with Visual Impairments
Bazzle, S. (2016, August 5). Visual impairment and internet: What I learned when I started transcribing Facebook memes. Inquisitr. Retrieved from www.inquisitr.com/3388499/visual-impairment-internet-what-i-learned-transcribing-facebook-memes/ .
Legislation for People with Disabilities
Lee, J.E. (2016, August 1). Judicial reform could mean greater attention on mental health, disabilities. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-08-01/judicial-reform-could-mean-greater-attention-on-mental-health-disabilities .
Ruess, B. (2016, May 25). Increase in services for deaf-blind awaits Nixon OK. Fulton Sun. Retrieved from www.fultonsun.com/news/news/story/2016/may/25/increase-services-deaf-blind-await-nixon-ok/624392/ .
Feller, S. (2016, July 21). Cord blood cells used to treat macular degeneration in trial. United Press International (UPI). Retrieved from www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/07/21/Cord-blood-cells-used-to-treat-macular-degeneration-in-trial/2091469099863/ .
Mara, J. (2016, August 10). Buck Institute finds potential macular degeneration treatment. Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved from www.marinij.com/article/NO/20160810/NEWS/160819981 .
Monks, K. (2016, March 11). ‘Miracle cells’ could cure blindness. CNN. Retrieved from www.cnn.com/2016/03/07/health/using-stem-cells-to-cure-blindness/ .
Boosting potency of broccoli-related compound for age-related macular degeneration. (2016, July 6). Science Daily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160706175337.htm .
Cubanski, J., et al. (2016, August 12). Medicare’s role for people under age 65 with disabilities. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from http://kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicares-role-for-people-under-age-65-with-disabilities/ .
Minorities with Disabilities
Blahovec, S. (2016, June 28). Confronting the whitewashing of disability: Interview with #DisablityTooWhite creator Vilissa Thompson. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-blahovec/confronting-the-whitewash_b_10574994.html .
Mobile Apps for People with Disabilities
Captain, S. (2016, August 18). Smartphones are leading the global charge against blindness. Fast Company. Retrieved from www.fastcompany.com/3062154/mind-and-machine/smartphones-are-leading-the-global-charge-against-blindness .
Mobile Apps for People with Visual Impairments
Moon, M. (2016, June 17). Disney app will narrate ‘Finding Dory’ for blind theatergoers: The app will listen to the theater’s audio and insert narration in between dialogues. Engadget. Retrieved from https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/17/disney-app-finding-dory-narration/ .
Kegel, M. (2016, August 19). Blood test seen to distinguish MS from other neurological conditions. Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Retrieved from https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/Blood-Test-for-C-peptide-May-Help-Diagnose-MS+ .
Martins, I. (2016, August 19). MS progression slower in people who begin Betaseron therapy at first signs of disease, 11-year study says. Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Retrieved from https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2016/08/19/ms-progresses-slower-with-early-betaseron-betaferon-therapy-use-long-term-study-finds/ .
Templeton, G. (2016, August 19). In mice, a possible means to counteract multiple sclerosis. ExtremeTech.com. Retrieved from www.extremetech.com/extreme/233943-in-mice-a-possible-means-to-counteract-multiple-sclerosis .
Orientation and Mobility
Griffin-Shirley, N., & Bozeman, L. (2016). O & M for independent living: Strategies for teaching orientation and mobility to older adults. New York: AFB Press.
Parents with Disabilities
Traub, L. (2016, July). Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents. Braille Monitor, 59(7), 439-443. Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1607/bm160704.htm .
Pallarito, K. (2016, July 20). Living past 90 doesn’t mean disease, disability. WebMD. Retrieved from www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20160721/living-past-90-doesnt-doom-you-to-disease-disability .
Senior Adults with Disabilities
Ostrov, B.F. (2016, March 8). Why long-term care insurance is becoming a tougher call. Money Magazine. Retrieved from http://time.com/money/4250147/long-term-care-insurance-rising-premiums/ .
Senior Adults with Visual Impairments
Duffy, M. A. (2016). Making life more livable: Simple adaptations for living at home after vision loss. New York: AFB Press.
Social Security Programs
Diament, M. (2016, June 2). ABLE Accounts make debut. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/06/02/able-accounts-make-debut/22362/ .
Goldberg, S. (2016, June 29). Well-known comp disability guidelines removed from federal database. Business Insurance. Retrieved from www.businessinsurance.com/article/20160629/NEWS08/160629773/odg-guidelines-workers-compensation-work-loss-data-institute .
Skidmore-Sell, S. (2016, July 24). ABLE accounts help people with disabilities save. AP: The Big Story. Retrieved from http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fd8d3b42a4f4495ab6b816b3c7941be2/able-accounts-help-people-disabilities-save .
Social Security Programs-Children
Barr, S. (2016, August 18). Longer window for disability application aims to help foster youth. Youth Today. Retrieved from youthtoday.org/2016/08/longer-window-for-disability-application-aims-to-help-foster-youth .
Morris, A. (2016, August 2). Children’s disability assistance isn’t income, state Supreme Court says. Concord Monitor. Retrieved from www.concordmonitor.com/Supreme-Court-Social-Security-DHHS-NH-3817275 .
Social Services for People with Disabilities
Mossbrook, C. (2016, June 06). Disability advocates, service providers rally for more funding. PA Penn
Live. Retrieved from www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/06/rally_for_disability_funding.html .
University of Southern California. (2016, August 22). Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability: A human protein combined with stem cell therapy has been found to repair stroke damage to the brain, according to a new USC-led study on mice. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160822124919.htm .
Bragg, C. (2016, June 8). N.Y. taxi operator subsidizes work of disability rights group opposed to Uber, Lyft ride-hailing services. Timesunion. Retrieved from www.timesunion.com/tuplus-local/article/N-Y-taxi-operator-subsidizes-work-of-disability-7972052.php .
Transportation for People with Disabilities
Aratani, L. (2016, June 3). Blind woman sues Uber, says she and her guide dog were refused service. Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/blind-woman-sues-uber-says-she-and-her-guide-dog-were-refused-service/2016/06/02/7391156e-28f8-11e6-ae4a-3cdd5fe74204_story.html .
Di Caro, M. (2016, July 22). The Future of paratransit in D.C.: Finding the right price tag for a civil right. WAMU. Retrieved from http://wamu.org/news/16/07/22/the_future_of_paratransit_in_dc_finding_the_right_price_tag_for_a_civil_right .
Travel for People with Disabilities
Portland, B. (2016, July 29). Five tips for travelling with a disability in Australia and New Zealand. Travel at 60. Retrieved from https://startsat60.com/travel/five-tips-for-travelling-with-a-disability-in-australia-and-new-zealand .
Ross, B. & Gregorian, D. (2016, June 29). Disability rights groups sue MTA for excluding elevator at newly renovated Bronx subway station. New York Daily News. Retrieved from www.nydailynews.com/new-york/disability-rights-groups-sue-mta-inaccessible-subway-station-article-1.2693061 .
Walsh, P. (2016, August 16). Dubai hotel trains staff to serve disabled guests. Hotelier Middle East. Retrieved from www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/27949-dubai-hotel-trains-staff-to-serve-disabled-guests/ .
Transportation for People with Visual Impairments
Brooks, R. (2015, April). Do transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft offer a viable alternative to taxicabs for people who are blind or visually impaired? American Council of the Blind. Retrieved from http://acb.org/transportation-network-companies .
Charlson, K. (2016, March). Transportation: Everyone has to deal with it! ACB Braille Forum. Retrieved from http://acb.org/node/2645 .
Wunder, G. (2016, July). New Ideas and Technology Make Transportation More Accessible. Braille Monitor, 59(7), 439-443. Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1607/bm160702.htm .
Veterans with Disabilities
Fenno, N. (2016, July 27). Through the darkness, blind veteran Brad Snyder becomes one of the best swimmers in the world. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-paralympics-brad-snyder-20160722-snap-story.html .
SoldierStrong. (2016, July 14). Mobius Bionics and SoldierStrong team up to provide the LUKE arm to Veterans [Press release]. Retrieved from https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/07/14/855999/0/en/Mobius-Bionics-and-SoldierStrong-Team-Up-to-Provide-the-LUKE-Arm-to-Veterans.html .
Saint Louis, C. (2016, August 31). Study finds increase in temporary paralysis accompanied Zika outbreaks. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/health/study-finds-increase-in-temporary-paralysis-accompanied-zika-outbreaks.html .
Steenhuysen, J. (2016, September 1). Study finds strong link between Zika and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/study-find-strong-link-between-zika-and-guillain-barre-syndrome_us_57c8ad8be4b078581f125668 .