Date: Spring 2005
v. 32, no. 3
The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference
collections during winter 2005. 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
Flash-memory distribution of digital talking books see Talking-Book
Program--Library of Congress--Digital Talking-Book Machines
Learning disabilities: national organizations and resources see Learning
Progress through the years 1973-2004 see Talking-Book Program--Library of
__Adjustment of People with Visual Impairments__
Tuttle, Dean W., and Naomi R. Tuttle. Self-esteem and adjusting with blindness:
the process of responding to life's demands. 3rd ed. Springfield, IL: Charles C
Thomas, 2004. 305p. $51.95.
__Americans with Disabilities Act, P.L. 101-336__
O'Brien, Ruth, ed. Voices from the edge: narratives about the Americans with
Disabilities Act. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 286p. $16.95.
Denham, Jim, Jay Leventhal, and Heather McComas. The next generation: a review of
personal digital assistants, part 1. AccessWorld, v. 6, Jan. 2005. Retrieved Mar. 8,
Kendrick, Deborah. On the move with MuVo. AccessWorld, v. 6, Jan. 2005.
Retrieved Mar. 8, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw060108.
One million in federal funding goes to combating technology and access
barriers. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2005.
Snyder, Joel. Audio description--the visual made verbal. Future reflections, v. 23,
convention report 2004: 22-26.
__Blind Children--Growth and Development__
Shapiro, Deborah, et al. Perceived competence of children with visual impairments.
Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 99, Jan. 2005: 15-25.
Definitions and terms related to braille, visual impairments, and blindness. Retrieved
Feb. 11, 2005. www.brailleplus.net/visually_impaired_resources/Glossary/.
Herzberg, Tina S., Laura M. Stough, and Carolyn M. Clark. Teaching and assessing
the appropriateness of uncontracted braille. Journal of visual impairment and
blindness, v. 98, Dec. 2004: 773-779.
Poole, Bill. Braille: the Third General Assembly of ICEB. New beacon, v. 88, Nov.
Change, David F., and Howard Gimbel. Cataracts: a patient's guide to treatment.
Omaha, NE: Addicus Books, 2004. 124p. $10.17. (P.O. Box 45327, 68145).
Guidelines for interacting with people who are deaf-blind. Sands Point, NY: Helen
Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, 2004. 4p. [pamphlet]. Free.
(141 Middle Neck Road, 11050).
2005 annual resource guide: information and support for the special needs
community. EP/Exceptional parent, Jan. 2005. 193p. [entire issue].
Heydt, Kathy, et al. Perkins activity and resource guide: a handbook for teachers and
parents of students with visual and multiple disabilities. 2d ed., revised and updated.
Watertown, MA: Perkins School for the Blind, 2004. 1 v. and CD-ROM. $80. (175
North Beacon Street, 02472).
__Education of Blind Children__
Bishop, Virginia E. Teaching visually impaired children. 3rd ed. Springfield, IL:
Charles C Thomas, 2004. 335p. $49.95.
__Education of Children with Disabilities__
Making the "No Child Left Behind Act" work for children who struggle to learn: a
parent's guide. Retrieved Dec. 2004. www.ld.org/NCLB/NCLB.cfm.
__Employment and People with Disabilities
Bowers, Rick. Opening doors to the workplace for people with disabilities. inMotion,
v. 15, Jan.-Feb. 2005: 24-25.
Ryan, Daniel J. Job search handbook for people with disabilities. 2nd ed.
Indianapolis, IN: JIST Publ. Co., 2004. 274p. $17.95. (8902 Otis Avenue, 46216).
__Employment and People with Visual Impairments__
Crudden, Adele, et.al. Overcoming barriers to employment among people with visual
disabilities: perspectives of rehabilitation providers. Mississippi State, MS:
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, 2004. 82p.
$20. (P.O. Box 6189, 39762).
__Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) P.L. 101-476--Amendments__
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. 108th Congress,
Dec. 3, 2004. P.L. 108-446, 118 Stat. 2647. Print copy available from your
New IDEA becomes law. EP magazine, v. 35, Feb. 2005: 55-57.
Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Learning disabilities: national organizations and resources. Compiled by
Robert Jones. Washington, 2004. 24p. Free. Also available
online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/learning.html.
Weyers, Anne. Milton Mountaineers' three peaks challenge. New beacon, v. 88, Nov.
Shih, Yeng-Hung, and Chien-Huey Sophie Chang. Teaching oral hygiene skills to
elementary students with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and
blindness, v. 99, Jan. 2005: 26-39.
__Parents of Children with Disabilities__
Schmitt, Paul, and Fernanda Armenta-Schmitt. Parent mentor training manual:
training parents of children with special needs to provide peer mentoring. Los Angeles:
Blind Childrens Center, 2004. 306p. $50. (4120 Marathon Street, 90029).
Silver, Julie K., and Anne C. Gawne. Postpolio syndrome. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley
and Belfus/Elsevier Science, 2004. 323p. $34.95.
Older Americans information directory. 5th ed. Millerton, NY: Grey House
Publishing, 2004. 1 v. $165. (185 Millerton Road, 12546).
Kemp, Bryan, J., and Laura Mosqueda, eds. Aging with a disability: what the
clinician needs to know. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 307p.
__Small Business and People with Disabilities__
Bowers, Rick. Starting a small business: amputee business owners tell their stories and
offer advice to others. inMotion, v. 15, Jan.-Feb. 2005: 26-28.
__Social Skills and People with Visual Impairments__
Frame, Melissa J. Blind spots: the communicative performance of visual impairment
in relationships and social interaction. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 2004. 197p.
__Special Education--Teacher Education__
Silberman, Rosanne K., et al. Profile of personnel preparation programs in visual
impairments and their faculty: a status report. Journal of visual impairment and
blindness, v. 98, Dec. 2004: 741-756.
__Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress__
Cylke, Frank Kurt, ed. Progress through the years 1973-2004: selected highlights.
Washington, DC: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,
Library of Congress, 2005. 16p. [booklet]. Free. Also available online at
__Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress--Digital Talking-Book
Bernstein, Neil. Flash-memory distribution of digital talking books. Washington,
DC: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of
Congress, 2005. 8 p. Free. [booklet]. Also available online at
Sollenberger, Kimberli. Victory for textbooks on time. Future reflections, v. 23,
convention report 2004: 40-45.
__Travel for People with Disabilities__
Sygall, Susan, and Michele Scheib, eds. Rights and responsibilities: a guide to
national and international disability-related laws for international exchange
organizations and participants. Eugene, OR: National Clearinghouse on Disability and
Exchange, Mobility International USA, 2004.125p. Free. (P.O. Box 10767, 97440).
Available in alternate formats and online at www.miusa.org.