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/ External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

Assistive Technology

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link.

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Birth Defects

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 External link..


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 External link..

Blindness—Foreign Countries

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

Blindness—Personal Narratives

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 External link..

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 External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Kim, M. (2016, July 4). eSight for blindness. KFSN-TV-Fresno. Retrieved from http://abc30.com/health/esight-for-blindness/1413137/ External link..

French gene therapy for blindness launches another IPO. (2016, May 7). Labiotech.eu. Retrieved from http://labiotech.eu/gensight-ipo-eye-gene-therapy/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Park, A. (2016, July 11). In a scientific first, blind mice regain eyesight. Time Magazine. Retrieved from http://time.com/4399255/mice-blindness-cure/ External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..


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/#_ External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

Deaf-Blind Children—Communication

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/ External link..

Deaf-Blind Communication

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 External link..

Diabetic Retinopathy

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Disabilities—Foreign Countries

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..


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/ External link..


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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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/ External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Guide Dogs

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 External link..

Higher Education

Grant supports high-needs disability education. (2016, July 25). GW Today. Retrieved from https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/grant-supports-high-needs-disability-education External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

Macular Degeneration

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..


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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

Multiple Sclerosis—Research

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+ External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Senior Adults

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..


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 External link..


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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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/ External link..

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 External link..

Charlson, K. (2016, March). Transportation: Everyone has to deal with it! ACB Braille Forum. Retrieved from http://acb.org/node/2645 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

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 External link..

Zika—Virus Infection

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 External link..

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 External link..

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