Date: Summer 2008
v. 35, no. 4
The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS
reference collections during spring 2008. Entries are arranged alphabetically,
according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for
its collections. Prices of publications have been included wherever possible. 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
Accessibility: a selective bibliography see Barrier-Free Architecture
McNutt, Scott. The financial burden of limb loss. inMotion, v. 18, May June
2008:27 28, 30, 34.
Assistive Technology Products
Tyler, Steve. Accessing technical products: what's around the corner? NB, issue
28, Apr. 2008: 26 30.
Assistive Technology Products--Bibliography
* AccessWorld guide to assistive technology products 2008. New York: AFB Press,
2008. 298p. $24.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).
Guidelines for the design of accessible information and communication technology
systems. London: RNIB, 2008. 6p. Free. [pamphlet]. (105 Judd Street, WC1H
9NE). Also available online at www.tiresias.org.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Lavoie, Theresa. How to know if your child has ADHD or learning differences: the
importance of an accurate diagnosis. (Part 2). EP magazine, v. 38, May 2008:
Lavoie, Theresa. Introduction and overview of ADHD. (Part 1). EP magazine, v. 38,
Mar. 2008: 74 75.
* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped. Accessibility: a selective bibliography. Compiled by Carol Strauss.
2008. 21p. Free. (Reference bibliography 08-01). Also available online at
Barrier-Free Architecture--Home Design
John, Janet. Housing design: a practical approach to colour contrast. NB, issue 28,
Apr. 2008: 22 24.
Slater, Anthony. Designing for sight loss: what you should know if you're building
or adapting homes. NB, issue 30, June 2008: 24 29.
Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Funding for persons with visua
impairments. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008. 315p. $36.(Large
print). (5000 Windplay Drive, Suite 4, 95762).
Perspectives: reading instruction for students with visual impairments. Journal of
visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Apr. 2008: 197 231.
Dixon, Judith. BANA publishes new braille rules. Braille forum, v. 46, May
2008: 20 24. www.acb.org/magazine/2008/bf052008-11.html. Also available in
Braille monitor, v. 51, April 2008: 274 276. www.nfb.org/images/nfb/
Kendrick, Deborah. Music is his life and his livelihood: an interview with Bill
McCann of Dancing Dots. AccessWorld, v. 9, Mar. 2008. www.afb.org/afbpress/
Computers for Senior Adults
Leventhal, Jay. How to modify a computer for older people with low vision without
spending a dime. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, June 2008:
Crafts for People with Visual Impairments
Brantley, Rhoda. Tips for visually impaired people who knit or crochet. Dialogue, v.
47, May June 2008: 28 30.
Digital Talking Book Players
Chong, Curtis. The Victor Reader Stream: more than an iPod for the blind. Braille
monitor, v. 51, June 2008: 429 433. www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/
Driving by People with Visual Impairments
Strong, J. Graham, and others. Driving and low vision: validity of assessments for
predicting performance of drivers. Journal of visual impairment and blindness,
v. 102, June 2008: 340 351.
Education for Children with Disabilities
Anderson, Winifred, Stephen R. Chitwood, Deidre Hayden, and Cherie Takemoto.
Negotiating the special education maze. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2008.
306p. $21.95. 4th ed. (6510 Bells Mill Road, 20817).
Education for People with Learning Disabilities
Ganschow, Leonore, and Elke Schneider. Assisting students with foreign
languagelearning difficulties in school. Retrieved Apr. 24, 2008.
Gregory, Cynthia L. "But I want a real book": an investigation of undergraduates'
usage and attitudes toward electronic books. Reference and user services quarterly,
v. 47, spring 2008: 266 273.
Nelson, Mark R. E-books in higher education: nearing the end of the era of hype?
Educause review, v. 43, Mar. Apr. 2008: 40 42, 44 46, 48, 50 52, 54, 56.
Sottong, Stephen. The elusive e-book: are e-books finally ready for prime time?
American libraries, v. 39, May 2008: 44 48.
Employment of People with Disabilities
Taylor, Shannon. When the shoe fits or doesn't: assessing your career choices after
amputation. inMotion, v. 18, May June 2008: 40 42.
Employment of People with Visual Impairments
Crary, David. Employer bias thwarts many blind workers. Braille monitor, v. 51,
May 2008: 404 406. www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm08/bm0805/
Employment of People with Visual Impairments--Foreign Countries
Lee, Ik Seop, and Soo Kyung Park. Employment status and predictors among
people with visual impairments in South Korea: results of a national survey. Journal
of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Mar. 2008: 147 159.
Guide Dog Organizations
Guide dog schools. Revised 3/25/2008. Retrieved Apr. 24, 2008.
Matsunaka, Kumiko, and Naoko Koda. Acceptance of dog guides and daily stress
levels of dog-guide users and nonusers. Journal of visual impairment and blindness,
v. 102, May 2008: 295 304.
Silver, Larry B. How do you know if your child might have a learning disability?
LD online. Retrieved Apr. 24, 2008. www.ldonline.org/article/5735?thme+print.
Interconnections: the IMLS national study on the use of libraries, museums, and the
Internet; conclusions, summary. Retrieved Mar. 12, 2008.
Ringold, Ricolette P. Out of the corner of my eye: living with macular degeneration.
2nd ed. New York: AFB Press, 2007. 140p. $29.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA
Minorities with Disabilities
Taylor-Ritzler, Tina, and others. Conducting disability research with people from
diverse ethnic groups: challenges and opportunities. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 74,
Jan. Feb. Mar. 2008: 4 11.
Gingold, Jeffrey N. Mental sharpening stones: managing the cognitive challenge of
multiple sclerosis. New York: Demos Medical Publ., 2008. 250p. $16.95. (386 Park
Avenue South, Suite 301, 10016).
Multiple sclerosis and vision. NB, issue 19, May 2008: 42 44.
Rimrill, Phillip D., Mary L. Hennessey, and Steven W. Nissen. Employment issues
and multiple sclerosis. 2nd ed. New York: Demos Medical Publ., 2008. 246p.
Seekins, Tom, Marsha Katz, and Craig Ravesloot. Nursing home emancipation:
accomplishments of urban and rural centers for independent living. Rural Disability
and Rehabilitation Research Progress Report no. 39. Missoula: University of
Montana Rural Institute, 2008. 4p. Free. Also available in large print, braille, and
text formats. (52 Corbin Hall, 59812).
Friedman, Joseph H. Making the connection between brain and behavior: coping
with Parkinson's disease. New York: Demos Medical Publ., 2008. 183p. $19.95.
(386 Park Avenue South, Suite 301, 10016).
Prostheses for People with Disabilities
Rossbach, Paddy, and Terrence P. Sheehan. Tips for taking care of your limb.
inMotion, v. 18, May June 2008: 38 39.
Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities
Holicky, Richard. Rehab today: better or worse? New mobility, v. 19, Mar. 2008:
Religion and People with Disabilities
Gaventa, Bill. Spiritual and religious supports: including religious voices on
disability which ones? (Part 2). EP magazine, v. 38, May 2008: 52 55.
Gaventa, Bill. Spiritual and religious supports: what difference do they make? (Part
1). EP magazine, v. 38, Mar. 2008: 66 68.
Chong, Curtis. An accessible and highly usable webmail server. Braille monitor, v.
51, Apr. 2008: 283 284. www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm08/
Crabb, Nolan. Microsoft Vista: is it a move forward or a monstrous mistake?
Dialogue, v. 47, Mar. Apr. 2008: 35 39.
Boyer, Johanna Misey. Creativity matters: the arts and aging toolkit. New York:
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, 2007. 235p. Free. (520 Eighth
Avenue, Suite 302, 10018).
Senior Adults with Disabilities
Special problems and needs of older amputees. inMotion, v. 18, Apr. 2008: 11 12.
Barreda, Kimberley. Have dog, will travel: separating fact from fiction about Fido
the service dog. Active living, v. 16, spring summer 2008: 87 88.
O'Brien, Sheila. A soldier and his service dog. EP magazine, v. 38, May 2008:
Santo, Kathy. Learning the language of dogs can be a breakthrough experience for
children with autism. EP magazine, v. 38, May 2008: 32 33.
Shaughnessy, Michael F. An interview with Melissa Winkle: about assistance dogs.
EP magazine, v. 38, May 2008: 34 36.
Spinal Cord Injury
DeGraff, Alfred H., and Jay Schaffer. Emotion-focused coping: a primary defense
against stress for people living with spinal cord injury. Journal of rehabilitation, v.
74, Jan. Feb. Mar. 2008: 19 24.
* Selzer, Michael E., and Bruce H. Dobkin. Spinal cord injury: a guide for patients
and families. New York: Demos Medical Publ., 2008. 156p. $19.95. [American
Academy of Neurology quality of life series]. (386 Park Avenue South, Suite 301,
Gilmer, Tim. Stem cell gamble. New mobility, v. 19, Mar. 2008: 32 33, 35 40.
Swimming for People with Disabilities
Grosse, Susan J. Pool rules: a survival guide for parents and children. EP magazine,
v. 38, Mar. 2008: 71 73.
Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress
Campbell, Phyllis. Those books that talk. Dialogue, v. 47, Mar. Apr. 2008:
Christner, Beth, and Lisa Dieker. Tourette syndrome: a collaborative approach
focused on empowering students, families, and teachers. Teaching exceptional
children, v. 40, May June 2008: 44 51.
Toys for Children with Disabilities
Let's play: a guide to toys for children with special needs. New York: Toy Industry
Foundation, Inc., 2008. 34p. Free. (1115 Broadway, Suite 400, 10010). Also
available online at www.toyindustryfoundation.org.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cancro, Lorraine. What is traumatic brain injury? How is it connected to
post-traumatic stress disorder? EP magazine, v. 38, May 2005: 102 105.
Travel by People with Disabilities
Harrington, Candy B. 101 accessible vacations: travel ideas for wheelers and slow-
walkers. New York: Demos Medical Publ., 2008. 338p. $24.95 (386 Park Avenue
South, Suite 301, 10016).
Planning, preparing, and persistence: traveling with disability advocates Rich and
Dianne. Active living, v. 16, spring summer 2008: 83 84.
Hawthorne, Nan. The benefits of recruiting volunteers who are blind. Dialogue, v.
47, Mar. Apr. 2008: 23 26.
Sligar, Steven R., and Xiaoming Zeng. Evaluation of website accessibility of state
vocational rehabilitation agencies. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 74, Jan. Feb. Mar.
2008: 12 18.