Added Entries v. 25, no. 4
Date: Summer 1998
The following titles have been selected from materials added
to the NLS reference collections during the spring of 1998.
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 specifically indicated.
Assistive devices for use with personal
computers see Assistive Technology
Schmeidler, Emilie, and Drew Halfmann. Vision of nursing
home residents. Journal of vision impairment and
blindness, v. 92, Mar. 1998: 221-222.
Alzheimer's disease: estimates of prevalence in the United
States. Washington: United States General Accounting
Office, Report to the Secretary of Health and Human
Services, 1998. 45p. (GAO/HEHS 98-16). Single copies
available free from U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box
37050, DC 20013.
American Foundation for the Blind. National Technology
Program. Financial assistance for assistive technology:
factsheet. New York: 1998. 9p. (11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300,
NY 10001). Also available on the Internet at
*Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped. Assistive devices for use with
personal computers. Compiled by Carol Strauss. 1997. 37p.
(Reference circular 98-1). Free.
Hosmer, Janet P., ed. The DREAMMS guide to assistive
technology. Freeville, NY: DREAMMS for Kids, Inc., 1997.
250p. $39.95. (273 Ringwood Road 13068).
Packer, Jaclyn, and Corinne Kirchner. Who's watching? A
profile of the blind and visually impaired audience for
television and video. New York: American Foundation for the
Blind, 1997. 40p. Free. Also available on the Internet at
BIOGRAPHY--LEADERS IN WORK WITH THE DISBALED (A-L)
Fay, Fred. Empowerment: the testament of Justin Dart Jr.
Mainstream, v. 22, Mar. 1998: 17-32.
Wolfe, Kathi. The people behind the talking books. Enable
magazine, v. 2, Mar.-Apr. 1998: 92-95.
Schmeidler, Emilie, and Drew Halfmann. Distribution of
people with visual impairment by community type, prevalence
of disability, and growth of the older population. Journal
of visual impairment and blindness, v. 92, May 1998: 380-
Allman, Carol B. Braille communication skills: what
teachers teach and visually impaired adults use. Journal of
visual impairment and blindness, v. 92, May 1998: 331-337.
Simon, Cecilia, and Juan Antonio Huertas. How blind readers
perceive and gather information written in braille. Journal
of visual impairment and blindness, v. 92, May 1998: 322-
That old college try! PN-Paraplegia news, v. 52, Apr. 1998:
Crudden, Adele, and others. Comprehensive examination of
barriers to employment among persons who are blind or
visually impaired. Mississippi State, MS: Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision,
Mississippi State University, 1998. 90p. $20. (P.O.
Drawer 6189 39762).
National task force on employment of adults with
disabilities. Braille monitor, May 1998: 356-359.
Kocur, Rob. The only handicap is a number. Enable
magazine, v. 2, Mar.-Apr. 1998: 42-48.
Kampfe, Charlene M., and S. Mae Smith. Intrapersonal
aspects of hearing loss in persons who are older. Journal
of rehabilitation, v. 64, Apr.-June 1998: 24-28.
Espinosa, M. Angeles, and Esperanza Ochaita. Using tactile
maps to improve the practical spatial knowledge of adults
who are blind. Journal of visual impairment and blindness,
v. 92, May 1998: 338-345.
Orientation and mobility for blind people. American
rehabilitation, v. 23, autumn-winter 1997: 1-35. (entire
Gourgey, Charles. Music therapy in the treatment of social
isolation in visually impaired children. RE:view, v. 29,
winter 1998: 157-162.
Bruno, Richard L. Post-polio sequelae: past as present.
Caliper, v. 52, spring 1998: 30-32.
Cavenaugh, Brenda S., and Steven J. Pierce.
Characteristics, services, and outcomes of rehabilitation
consumers who are blind or visually impaired-5- served in
separate and general agencies. Mississippi State, MS:
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and
Low Vision, Mississippi State University, 1998. 45p. $20.
Browne, Elizabeth J. Challenging biblical stereotypes of
the blind. Braille monitor, Feb. 1998: 112-116.
Sowell, Lynda P. Wings over worries. Mainstream, v. 22,
Apr. 1998: 18, 20.
SPECIAL EDUCATION--TEACHER EDUCATION
Ahearn, Eileen M. Policy forum report: training educators
to work with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of
Special Education, 1997. 91p. Single copies available free
from NASDSE, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320 22314.
TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK
Hutchins, Margaret P., and Adelle Renzaglia. Interviewing
families for effective transition to employment. Teaching
exceptional children, v. 30, Mar.-Apr. 1998, 72-78.
Schriner, Kay, and Todd G. Shields. Empowerment of the
political kind: the role of disability service organizations
in encouraging people with disabilities to vote. Journal of
rehabilitation, v. 64, Apr.-June 1998: 33-37.