Date: Summer 2000
The following titles have been selected from materials added
to the NLS reference collections during the spring of 2000.
Entries are arranged according to subject headings developed
and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections.
Wherever possible, prices of publications have been
included. Full publishers' addresses are included when they
are not readily obtainable through libraries and bookstores.
Items marked with an asterisk are especially recommended for
basic reference collections in libraries serving visually
and physically handicapped readers.
__Requests for materials listed should be sent directly to
the publishers or sources cited with each entry. Items are
not available from NLS unless specifically indicated.__
Sources for purchase of cassette players and player-
recorders compatible with recorded materials produced
by the National Library Service (NLS) see TALKING-BOOK
Especially for the Alzheimer caregiver. Topical series no.
ED230Z. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer's Association, 1999. 11p.
[pamphlet]. Free. (919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100,
How to be a long-distance caregiver. Topical series no.
ED208Z. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer's Association, 1999. 11p.
Living with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Topical series
no. ED206Z. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer's Association, 1999.
11p. [pamphlet]. Free.
Progress report on Alzheimer's disease, 1999. Washington:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National
Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, 2000.
66p. (NIH publication no. 99-4664). Free from Alzheimer's
Disease Education and Referral Center, P.O. Box 8250, Silver
Spring, MD 20907-8250.
Steps to understanding financial issues: resources for
caregivers. Action series no. ED315Z. Chicago, IL:
Alzheimer's Association, 1999. 23p. [pamphlet]. Free.
Steps to understanding financial issues: resources for
individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Action series no.
ED316Z. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer's Association, 1999. 23p.
ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR DAILY LIVING
Tools and gadgets for independent living: simple devices
that help make life easier. Washington: AARP, 2000. 17p.
[pamphlet]. Free. (601 E Street NW, DC 20049).
Rodier, Patricia M. The early origins of autism.
Scientific American, v. 282, Feb. 2000: 56-63.
* Dixon, Judy. Web-Braille: a new distribution system for
braille books. Braille monitor, v. 43, Jan. 2000: 75-79.
* DeMario, Norma C., and Ming-Gon John Lian. Teachers'
perceptions of need for and competency in transcribing
braille materials in the Nemeth Code. Journal of visual
impairment and blindness, v. 94, Jan. 2000: 7-14.
Brown, Dale S. Learning a living: a guide to planning your
career and finding a job for people with learning
disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia.
Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000. 340 p. $18.95.
Lin, Shu-Li. Coping and adaptation in families of children
with cerebral palsy. Exceptional children, v. 66, winter
So your child has a hearing loss: next steps for parents.
Washington: A.G. Bell, 2000. 31p. [pamphlet]. Free.
(3417 Volta Place NW, DC 20007).
Hall, Meada, Harold L. Kleinert, and Jacqueline Farmer
Kearns. Going to college! postsecondary programs for
students with moderate and severe disabilities. Teaching
exceptional children, v. 32, Jan.-Feb. 2000: 58-65.
Oakes, Elizabeth H., and John Bradford, eds. Resources for
people with disabilities: a national directory. Chicago,
IL: Ferguson Publ. Co., 1998. 2v. $69.95.
DISABILITIES IN LITERATURE
Rosenblum, L. Penny, and Pamela S. Carroll. Characters with
visual impairment in young adult literature: are they
effective role models for our teens? RE:view, v. 32, spring
DISABILITIES IN MEDIA
Safran, Stephen P. Using movies to teach students about
disabilities. Teaching exceptional children, v. 32, Jan.-
Feb. 2000: 44-47.
* National plan for training personnel to serve children
with blindness and low vision. Reston, VA: The Council for
Exceptional Children, 2000. 74p. Free. (1920 Association
Burk, Roberta. Don't be afraid of e-books. Library
journal, v. 125, Apr.15, 2000: 42-45.
* Proposed standards for federal electronic and information
technology. Retrieved May 17, 2000.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)
Questions and answers about IDEA. News digest 21, Jan.
2000: 1-27 (entire issue).
Bickford, Tom. How much high-tech does a blind person need
for independent travel? Braille monitor, v. 43, Feb. 2000:
Smithsonian access: a free guide for visitors. Washington:
Smithsonian Institution, 2000. 60p. [booklet]. Free.
Also available in braille and large print and on
audiocassette and computer diskette. (SI Building 153, DC
SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMS
Red book on work incentives: a summary guide to social
security and supplemental security income work incentives
for people with disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Social
Security Administration, 1999. 55p. Free. (Publication
no. SSA-64-030). (P.O. Box 11743, 21235).
SPINAL CORD INJURY
Webb, Jo Ann K. SCI healthcare: what lies ahead? Part 1.
PN/paraplegia news, v. 54, Mar. 2000: 29-31.
* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped. Sources for purchase of
cassette players and player-recorders compatible with
recorded materials produced by the National Library Service
(NLS). Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum and Joseph Agyemang.
Washington, 2000. 13p. Free. Also on the Internet at
TALKING BOOKS, DIGITAL
Kerscher, George. Implications of digital talking books and
beyond. Braille monitor, v. 43, Jan. 2000: 80-86.
* Guide to toys for children who are blind or visually
impaired, 1999-2000. New York: American Toy Institute and
American Foundation for the Blind, 2000. 27p. Free.
(American Toy Institute, 1115 Broadway, Suite 400, NY