Date: Winter 2006
v. 33, no.2
The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference
collections during fall 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
Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with
budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2004 statistics on
readership and circulation see LIBRARY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE
WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS--DIRECTORIES
Magazines in special media see MAGAZINES IN SPECIAL FORMATS--
Adaptive Products for People with Disabilities
Plaxen, J. Rose. Adapt my world: homemade adaptations for people with
disabilities. Santa Ana, CA: Seven Locks Press, 2005. 184p. $10.17.
(P.O. Box 25689, 92799).
Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented? Washington: U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on
Aging, 2005. NIH Publication No. 05-5503. 28p. Free. [booklet]. (Available
from NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Retrieved Sept. 2005.
Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities
Salend, Spencer J. Using technology to teach about individual differences related to
disabilities. Teaching exceptional children, v. 38, Nov.-Dec. 2005: 32-38.
Cafiero, Joanne M. Meaningful exchanges for people with autism: an introduction
to augmentative and alternative communication. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House,
2005. 174p. $17.95.
Biography of Leaders in Work with Blind People (M-Z)
Kendrick, Deborah. Driven to succeed: a tribute to Russell Smith. AccessWorld,
v. 6, Nov. 2005. Retrieved Sept. 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?
Fittipaldi, Lisa. A brush with darkness: learning to paint after losing my sight.
Kansas City, MO: McMeel Publ., 2005. 211p. $13.57. (4520 Main Street, 64111).
Blind Children--Growth and Development
A unique way of learning: teaching young children with optic nerve
hypoplasia. Los Angeles: Blind Children's Center, 2005. 64p. $10. [booklet].
(4120 Marathon Street, 90029).
Blindness statistics. Retrieved Oct. 2005. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=15.
Statistics and sources for professionals. Retrieved Oct. 2005. www.afb.org/
* Free online course teaches new techniques for transcribing
instructional materialsinto braille. Dots for braille literacy, v. 11, fall 2005:1.
Retrieved Jan. 2006.
Clunies-Ross, Louise. Windows of perception: a review of the literature concerning
uncontracted and contracted literary braille. British journal of visual impairment, v.
23, Sept. 2005: 67-74.
Careers for People with Visual Impairments
AFB expands CareerConnect web site. AFB e-news, Oct. 2005. www.afb.org/
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
Farrenkopf, Carol. How to buy a CCTV. AccessWorld, v. 6, Sept. 2005. Retrieved
Oct. 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw060506.
Computers for People with Visual Impairments
Mates, Barbara. Building blocks of adaptive technology: it's not just about
hardware and software. Interface, v. 27, fall 2005: 4-5.
National diabetes statistics, updated Nov. 2005. Retrieved Nov. 2005.
Digital Talking Books
Peters, Thomas A. Accessibility trial of the downloadable digital audio book
service from netLibrary and Recorded Books LLC. netLibrary final report 2005
08a. Prepared for the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center and the Alliance Library
System. Retrieved Sept. 2005. www.tapinformation.com/
Jaeger, Paul T., and Cynthia Ann Bowman. Understanding disability: inclusion,
access, diversity, and civil rights. Westport, CT: Praeger Publ., 2005. 165p.
Hodges, Brad. Consumer electronics: crisis at the big box store, part 3. Braille
monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 396-407. Also available online at www.nfb.org/
Employment of Women with Disabilities
Mason, Mary Grimley. Working against odds: stories of disabled women's work
lives. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004. 183p. $13.57.
The Surgeon General's call to action to improve the health and wellness of persons
with disabilities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General, 2005. 46p. Free. Also
available online at www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/disabilities/.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L. 101-476
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act burden of proof: on parents or schools?
Position statement. Aug. 9, 2005. 39p. Free. (1331 F Street NW, Suite 850,
Washington, DC 20004). Also available online at
www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2005/burdenofproof.htm. Update in NCD
bulletin, Oct. 2005. www.ncd.gov/newsroom/bulletins/
Library Services--Hospitals and Institutions
Lehmann, Vibeke, and Joanne Locke. Guidelines for library services to prisoners.
3d ed., 2005. IFLA professional reports, no. 92. Retrieved Nov. 2005.
Library Services for Native Americans
Webster, Kelly, ed. Library services to indigenous populations: viewpoints and
resources. Chicago: Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, American Library
Association, 2005. 69p. $19.80.
Library Services for People with Disabilities
Irvall, Birgitta, and Gyda Skat Nielsen. Access to libraries for persons with
disabilities-checklist. IFLA professional reports, no. 89, 2005. Retrieved Nov.
Will, Barbara H. Library services for all. Library journal, v. 130, Nov. 15, 2005:
Library Services for People with Visual Impairments
* Kavanagh, Rosemary, and Beatrice Christensen Skold, eds.
Libraries for the blind in the information age: guidelines for development. IFLA professional
reports, no. 7. Retrieved Nov. 2005. www.ifla.org/VII/s31/pub/ Profrep86.pdf.
Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Directories
* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped. Library resources for the blind and
physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2004 statistics on
readership and circulation. Washington, 2005. 83p. Free. Also available online at
Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Germany
Witte, Rainer R.V. Miscellen-Gedanken zur internationalen Zusammenarbeit im
Blindenbibliothekswesen 2005. 4p. In German language. Available from the
author. (Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt e.V. (Blista), P.O. Box 1160, 35001
Marburg, GERMANY, [log in to unmask]). [Paper celebrating the 50th anniversary of
the German Institute for the Blind].
Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Standards and
* Revised standards and guidelines of service for the Library of
Congress network of libraries for the blind and physically handicapped, 2005. Chicago: Association
of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library
Association, 2005. 64p. $18.
* Low vision and blindness, special issue 2005. Future
reflections, v. 24, Dec. 2005: 1-82. Entire issue. Also
available online at www.nfb.org/fr/fr19/
Magazines in Special Formats--Directories
* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped. Magazines in special media.
Washington, 2005. 78p. Free. Also available online at
Medicare and you 2006. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2005. Free. 97+p. (7500
Security Boulevard, 21244-1850). Available in braille and in English and Spanish
on audiocassette and in large print. Also available online at
Museums for People with Visual Impairments
Levi, Amalia S. Beyond vision: integrating touch into museums: the Tactile
Museum of the Lighthouse for the Blind in Athens, Greece. Braille monitor, v. 48,
June 2005: 382-390. Also available online at www.nfb.org/bm/bm05/
Orientation and Mobility Training
* Special issue on orientation and mobility. Journal of visual
impairment and blindness, v. 99, Oct. 2005: 579-670. (entire
Parents of Deaf-Blind Children
Berke, Jamie. Deafblind triplet daughters: now that's a parenting challenge.
Nat-cent news, v. 36, Oct. 2005:61-73.
Wysocki, Barbara. Louder, please. School library journal, curriculum connections,
spring 2005: 10-14.
Textbooks in Special Formats
Papadopoulos, Konstantinos S., and Dimitrios B. Goudiras. Accessibility assistance
for visually-impaired people in digital texts. British journal of visual impairment, v.
23, Sept. 2005: 75-83.
Toys for Children with Disabilities
American Foundation for the Blind. Guide to toys 2005. Let's play: a guide to toys
for children with special needs. Retrieved Nov. 2005.
Travel by People with Disabilities
Harrington, Candy. Barrier-free travel: a nuts and bolts guide for wheelers and slow
walkers. 2d ed. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2005. 292p. $13.57.
Hershey, Laura. Survival strategies for going abroad: a guide for people with
disabilities. Eugene, OR: Mobility International USA, 2005. 225p. $19.95. (P.O.
Box 10767, 97440).
Tucker, Abigail. Net surfing for those unable to see. Often web sites' designs
hinder navigation by the blind. Braille monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 408-411. Also
available online www.nfb.org/bm/bm05/bm0506/bm050609.htm.
Smith, Mark E. Six-wheel revolution. New mobility, v. 16, Oct. 2005: 38-40.