Date: Winter 2009
v. 36, no. 2
The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS
reference collections during fall 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
Alzheimer's disease: unraveling the mystery. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on
Aging, 2008. 80p. (NIH publ. No. 08-3782). Free. (NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box
8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).
Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments--Computers
Farnsworth, Charles R., Jr., and John L. Luckner. The impact of assistive
technology on curriculum accommodation for a braille-reading student. Re:View,
v.39, winter 2008: 171 187.
* Scheib, Michele. Accessing foreign language materials as a blind or low-vision
student: an information guide on arranging for assistive technology, accessible formats,
and services in the foreign-language course. Salem, OR: National Clearinghouse on
Disability and Exchange, Mobility International, USA, 2008. Free. Available on
audiocasssette, in braille, and online at www.miusa.org/ncde/
Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments--Mobility
Roentgen, Uta R., and others. Inventory of electronic mobility aids for persons
with visual impairments: a literature review. Journal of visual impairment and
blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 702 724.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Dodson, William. ADHD: not just a childhood disorder. A discussion of evaluation,
diagnosis, and treatment. (Part 5). EP magazine, v. 38, Oct. 2008: 74-75.
Blind Children--Growth and Development
Parker, Amy T., Eric S. Grimmett, and Sharon Summers. Evidence-based
communication practices for children with visual impairments and additional
disabilities: an examination of single-subject design studies. Journal of visual
impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 540 552.
Pierce, Barbara. No such thing as blind culture. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008:
822 824. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/
Clark, Christine, and Julia B. Stoner. An investigation of the spelling skills of
braille readers. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008:
Huber, Jessica G., and others. The psychosocial impact of closed-circuit televisions
on persons with age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment and
blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 690 701.
State-specific incidence of diabetes among adults: participating states, 1995-1997
and 2005 2007. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, v. 57, Oct. 2008:
Digital Talking-Book Players
* Leventhal, Jay. How to choose the right MP3 player for your visually impaired
teenager. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 565-568.
The Americans with Disabilities Act: applying performances and conduct standards
to employees with disabilities. Retrieved Nov. 4, 2008. www.eeoc.gov/facts/
Employment of People with Disabilities--Federal Government
Questions and answers: promoting employment of individuals with disabilities in
the federal workforce. Retrieved Nov. 4, 2008. www.eeoc.gov/federal/
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Lavoie, Theresa. Navigating your child's school system with or without an
Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 accommodations. (Part 6). EP
magazine, v. 38, Nov. 2008: 58 59.
Legal Rights of People with Visual Impairments
Goldstein, Dan. Protecting the rights of blind individuals in the United States.
Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 812 818. Also available online at
Gerding, Stephanie. Tips and resources for finding grants. Online, v. 32, Nov. Dec.
Public libraries survey, fiscal year 2006. (Dec. 2008). Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008.
Smith, Theresa Marie. Adaptation to low vision caused by age-related macular
degeneration: a case study. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov.
* Special issue on age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment
and blindness, v. 102, Oct. 2008: 581-659 (entire issue).
Alternatives to nursing home care. Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008. www.medicare.gov/
Bercovitz, Anita, and others. End-of-life care in nursing homes: 2004 national
nursing home survey. National health statistics report, no. 9, Oct. 2008: 1-24 (entire
Find and compare nursing homes. Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008. www.medicare.gov/
Optical Character Recognition Systems (OCRS)
* Van Gerven, Clara. Optical character recognition and high-volume book-
scanning. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 835 837. Also available online at
Surakka, Airi, and Tero Kivela. Motivating visually impaired and deaf-blind people
to perform regular physical exercises. British journal of visual impairment, v. 26, Sept.
Rehabilitation of People with Visual Impairment--Foreign Countries
Are rehab workers really necessary? NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 22-25.
Valuing the vision: eye care and rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities.
NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 27-31.
Social Security Programs
McCarthy, James. Social Security, SSI, and Medicare facts for 2009. Braille
monitor, v. 51, Dec. 2008: 924 928. Also available online at www.nfb.org/
Challenging stroke and sight loss. NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 39-42.
Veterans with Disabilities
Caroff, Maria. How will we serve our veterans?: it takes a community.
EP magazine, v. 38, Oct. 2008: 80-83.
Murdough, Brenda. Wounded warriors and civilian communities: it is everyone's
responsibility. EP magazine, v. 38, Nov. 2008: 79-81.
Rucker, Allen. New generation of war vets comes home. New mobility, v. 19, Oct.
Nicol, Erica A., and Corey M. Johnson. Volunteers in libraries: program structure,
evaluation, and theoretical analysis. Reference and user service quarterly, v. 48, winter
2008: 154 163.