Date: Fall 2008
v. 36, no.1
The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference
collections during summer 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
__Flash see Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress--Digital Talking Books__
Americans with Disabilities Act, P. L. 101-336
U. S. Department of Justice. ADA best practices tool kit for state and local
governments. Chapter 2: ADA coordinator, notice and grievance procedure:
administrative requirements under Title II of the ADA. Retrieved Sept. 15, 2008.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Mahone, E. Mark, and Wayne Silverman. ADHD and executive functions: lessons
learned from research. EP magazine, v. 38, Aug. 2008: 48 51.
Pastor, Patricia N., and Cynthia A. Reuben. Diagnosed attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder and learning disability: United States, 2004 2006. Data from
the National Health Interview Survey. Vital and health statistics, series 10, no. 237.
Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2008. 14p. Also available
online at www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_237.pdf.
Audible Pedestrian Signals
Stewart, Ken. Accessible pedestrian signals receive presidential zeal. Braille forum,
v. 47, July 2008: 114 116. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/
* Federal Communications Commission. Consumer advisory: video descriptions
and the digital television transition. 3p. Free. (FCC, Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554). Also available on
audiocassette, in braille, and in electronic text and online at
Awards--Working with People with Visual Impairments--Francis Joseph
Welsh, Richard L. Sir Francis Joseph Campbell and his family: the first family in
professional services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Re:view,
v. 39, winter 2008: 158 171.
Braille--National Literary Braille Competency Test
Walch, Louise. Keeping our promises: braille competency test now a reality. Braille
monitor, v. 51, July 2008: 538 543. Also available online at
Tan, Teri. Print-to-braille conversion. Publishers weekly, v. 25, July 14, 2008: 20.
Caring for the caregivers to individuals with disabilities or other special needs. EP
magazine, v. 38, Aug. 2008: 56 58.
Federal Communications Commission. Consumer advisory: closed captioning and
digital-to-analog converter boxes for viewing free over-the-air-programming on
analog televisions. 3p. Free. (FCC, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau,
445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20054). Also available on audiocassette, in
braille, and in electronic text and online at www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/
Federal Communications Commission. Consumer advisory: closed captioning for
digital television (DTV). 3p. Free. Also available on audiocassette, in braille, and
electronic text and online at www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/dtvcaptions.html.
Cohen, Richard M. Strong at the broken places: voices of illness, a chorus of hope.
New York: Harper, 2008. 332p. $24.95.
Correa-Torres, Silvia Maria. Communication opportunities for students with
deaf-blindness in specialized and inclusive settings: a pilot study. Re:view, v. 39,
winter 2008: 197 206.
Diabetes--Care and Treatment
Your diabetes 411 page: connecting to available information. Retrieved Sept. 12,
Digital Talking-Book Players
* Burton, Darren, and Charles Wesley Clements. Now playing: a review of the
accessibility of digital audio players, part 1. AccessWorld, v. 9, July 2008. Retrieved
Sept. 12, 2008. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw090404.
* Geno, Michael. Accessible audio device for the blind: the Victor Reader Stream.
Braille forum, v. 46, Aug. 2008: 20 27. Also available online at www.acb.org/
Education for Blind Children
Conroy, Paula Wenner. Paraprofessionals and students with visual impairments:
potential pitfalls and solutions. Re:view, v. 39, summer 2007: 43 55.
Employment of People with Learning Disabilities
Brown, Dale S. Job accommodations for people with learning disabilities. Retrieved
July 17, 2008. www.ldonline.org/article/9942.
Couzin, Jennifer. When death strikes without warning. Science, v. 321, July 4,
2008: 31 33.
Learning disabilities and young children: identification and intervention. Retrieved
Sept. 11, 2008. www.ldonline.org/article/11511?theme=print.
Van Fleet, Connie, and June Lester. Is anyone listening? Use of library
competencies statements in state and public libraries. Public libraries, v. 47,
Aug. 2008: 42 53.
Library Services for People with Disabilities
* DeLatte, Monique, ed. Library accessibility what you need to know. Chicago,
IL: American Library Association, Association of Specialized and Cooperative
Library Agencies (ASCLA), 2008. Retrieved Aug. 6, 2008. www.ala.org/ala/
Library Services for People with Visual Impairments
Schneider, Katherine. I love libraries, and I'm blind. Library journal, v. 133, July
2008 kids and family reading report. Reading in the 21st century: turning the page
with technology. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2008. 60p. Free. (557 Broadway,
10012). Also available online at www.scholastic.com/readingreport.
Maurer, Marc. Reflections of a lifetime reader and library maven. Braille monitor,
v. 51, July 2008: 493 499. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/
Your medicare benefits. Revised edition 2008. Retrieved Aug. 18, 2008.
Brunson, Melanie. Court decides in favor of accessible currency. Braille forum,
v. 47, July 2008: 4 6. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/
Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities
Choose your ride: and adapt it! New mobility supplement, July 2008: 2 12 (entire
Native Americans with Disabilities
Waldman, H. Barry, Steven P. Perlman, and Mark Swerdloff. Native American
children with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 38, July 2008: 54 55.
Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities
Evidence-based practice in the provision of rehabilitation services: special issue.
Journal of rehabilitation, v. 74, Apr. May June 2008: 3 63 (entire issue).
Religion and People with Disabilities
Uitvlugt, Nella. An atmosphere of welcome and mutuality: how do faith
communities work together to create it? EP magazine, v. 38, July 2008: 45 47.
Kennedy, Josh. A comparative review of four screen-access products. Braille forum,
v. 47, July 2008: 9 16. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/
Pratt, Laura A., Julie D. Weeks, and Margie R. Goulding. Measures of cognitive
functioning in the 1994 2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging. National health
statistics reports; no. 2. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2008.
Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress--Digital Talking Books
Contracts awarded for digital talking-book player, cartridge mailing container, and
training. Flash, v. 4, July 2008: 1-2. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/
Textbooks in Special Formats
Renfranz, Pat, Sandy Taboada, and Jill Weatherd. Progress and stalemates: the
complexities of creating a textbooks-on-time system for blind students. Braille
monitor, v. 51, July 2008: 513 524. Also available online at www.nfb.org/
Theater and Audiences with Disabilities
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Accessibility guide: services for people
with disabilities. New York: Lincoln Center, 2008. 39p. Free. [large print booklet]
(70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 10023).
Vocational Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities
Pruett, Steven R., and others. Empirical evidence supporting the effectiveness of
vocational rehabilitation. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 74, Apr. May June 2008:
Cane travel and independence: special issue. Future reflections, v. 27, July 2008: 2
94 (entire issue). Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/