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Added Entries; Volume 31, Issue 1

Fall 2003

The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference collections during the summer of 2003. 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. Publishers' full 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 listed materials should be sent directly to the publishers or sources cited with each entry. Items are not available from NLS unless specifically indicated.

Aged--Health

Cadette, Walter M. Caring for a large geriatric generation: the coming crisis in U.S. health care. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, 2003. 10p. Free. Policy note no. 3. (Blithewood, 12504).

Arts and People with Disabilities

Design for accessibility: a cultural administrator's handbook. Washington: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2003. 164p. Free in print and on cassette. (1029 Vermont Avenue NW, 2nd floor, DC 20005). Also available online at www.arts.gov/resources/Accessibility/DesignAccessibility.html

Autism--Bibliography

Seeman, Corey. Sending postcards from the airport. Library journal, v. 128, July 2003: 45-48.

Barrier-Free Architecture--Home Design

Lopez, Carol Peredo, and Tom Davies. "All about doors." PN-paraplegia news, v. 57, Aug. 2003: 39-43.

Baseball

Novit, Rob. "T-ball rules! Father shares passion for baseball with his blind son." Future reflections, v. 22, spring-summer 2003: 1-4.

Biography--Deaf-Blind--Smithdas, Robert J.

Rose, Therese Madden. "Extraordinary people: Bob and Michelle Smithdas." Nat-cent news, v. 33, spring-summer 2003. 46-52.

Biography of Blind People (M-Z)

Weihenmayer, Erik. "The courage to dream." Future reflections, v. 22, spring-summer 2003: 11-15.

Blindness--History

Megivern, James J., and Marjorie L. Megivern. People of vision: a history of the American Council of the Blind. Washington: American Council of the Blind, 2003. 719p. + CD. $51.45. (1155 15th Street NW, DC 20005). Braille (BR 14800) and cassette (RC 56115) editions in process.

Blindness--Personal Narratives

Sacks, Oliver. "The mind's eye: what the blind see." The New Yorker, July 28, 2003: 48-53, 55-59.

Clothing and People with Visual Impairments

Pierce, Barbara. "Clothing, grooming, and social acceptability: part 1." Future reflections, v. 22, spring-summer 2003: 29-33.

Digital Reference Services

Marcum, Deanna B. "Research questions for the digital era library." Library trends, v. 51, spring 2003: 636-651.

Digital Talking Books

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Frequently asked questions: digital talking books. Washington. 10p. Free. [brochure]. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/dtbfaq.html.

Peters, Thomas A. Final report of the eAudio pilot project: January-June 2003. TAP Information Services, July 2003. 23p. Available from TAPinformation@yahoo.com.

Disabilities--Bibliography

Milam, Lorenzo. "Twenty-two influential books on disability." New mobility, v. 14, Aug. 2003: 24-28.

Disabilities--Directories

The complete directory for people with disabilities. 12th ed., 2004. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publ, 2003. 1022p. $165. (185 Millerton Road, 12546).

Education for Blind Children

Schroeder, Paul, and Mark Richert. Assuring quality special education for children with visual impairments. Retrieved Oct. 30, 2003. http://63.240.118.132/info_document_view.asp?DocumentID=1737

Electronic Books

Rao, Siriginidi Subba. "Electronic books: a review and evaluation." Library hi tech, v. 21, 2003: 85-93.

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Leventhal, Jay. "Getting from here to there: a short review of Trekker." AccessWorld, v. 4, July 2003: 13-16.

Hearing Aids

The consumers guide to hearing aids. Bethesda, MD: Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc., 2003. 23p. $3.95. (7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, 20814).

Hearing Impairment

"Facts on hearing loss." Retrieved July 14, 2003. http://www.hearingloss.org/html/hearing_loss_fact_sheets.html

Low Vision

Travis, Linda A., and others. "Family and friends: a key aspect of older adults' adaptation to low vision?" Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 97, Aug. 2003: 489-492.

Magazines--Special Formats--Directories

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. "Magazines in special media." Washington, 2003. 74p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines2003.html

Magnifiers

Salmon, Amy, and Doug Anzlovar. "Enlarging the view. Part 1: LunarPlus screen magnification software. Part 2: ZoomText and MAGic screen magnification software." AccessWorld, v. 4, July 2003: 6-11 and Sept. 2003: 12-26.

Motor Vehicles and People with Disabilities

"Funding your van." New mobility, v. 14, Aug. 2003: 29-31, 62.

Native Americans with Disabilities

"People with disabilities on tribal lands: education, health care, vocational rehabilitation, and independent living." Retrieved Sept. 3, 2003. www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2003/tribal_lands.html

"Understanding disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: toolkit guide." Retrieved Aug. 21, 2003. www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/native_toolkit.htm

Orientation and Mobility Training

Willoughby, Doris, and Sharon L. Monthei. "Walking independently while following someone." Future reflections, v. 22, spring-summer 2003: 5-8.

Parents and Children with Visual Impairments

Loots, Gerrit, Isabel Devise, and Jasmina Sermijn. "The interaction between mothers and their visually impaired infants: an intersubjective developmental perspective." Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 97, July 2003: 403-412.

Physical Fitness

Lovos, Annalysa. "Chi gung for all." New mobility, v. 14, July 2003: 31-33.

Rehabilitation and People with Visual Impairments

Shearer, Brenda, and Michael Nelipovich. "Asking new questions to create effective rehabilitation and literacy intervention programs for adults with visual impairments: a sociocultural perspective." Retrieved Oct. 30, 2003. http://63.240.118.132/info_document_view.asp?DocumentID=1937

Safety and People with Disabilities

DeGraff, Alfred H. "Skip." "Stay safe and secure." PN-paraplegia news, v. 57, Aug. 2003: 12-15.

Self-Help and Support Groups

"Amputee support groups and self-help clearinghouses." Active living, v.12, summer 2003: 10-20.

McCormack, Norma. "Joining a support group? here's what to expect." Active living, v. 12, summer 2003: 8.

"Organizing a self-help group." Active living, v. 12, summer 2003: 6-7.

Siblings of Blind Children

"Perspectives on blindness: siblings have their say." Future reflections, v. 22, spring-summer 2003: 70-73.

Special Education--Teacher Education

Boyer, Lynn, and Richard W. Mainzer. "Who's teaching students with disabilities? A profile of characteristics, licensure status, and feelings of preparedness." Teaching exceptional children, v. 35, July-Aug 2003: 8-11.

Shepherd, Terry L., and Randel D. Brown. "Analyzing certification options for special education teachers." Teaching exceptional children, v. 35, July-Aug. 2003: 26-30.

Sports and People with Deaf-Blindness

Satterfield, Lem. "A firm hold." Nat-cent news, v. 33, spring-summer 2003: 19-37.

Textbooks--Special Formats

"Accessible textbooks and instructional materials for students with visual impairments: a tool kit from the AFB Textbooks and Instructional Materials Solutions Forum." Dallas, TX: AFB Textbooks and Instructional Materials Solutions Forum, 2003. 1 v. Looseleaf. Free. (260 Treadway Plaza, Exchange Park, 75235).

Travel for People with Visual Impairments

Marston, James R., and Reginald G. Golledge. "The hidden demand for participation in activities and travel by persons who are visually impaired." Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 97, Aug. 2003: 475-488.

Volunteers In Libraries For The Blind and Physically Handicapped

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. "Machine-repair volunteers make a difference." Washington. 6p. Free.

Web Accessibility

Lesko, Sarah, and Jim Denham. "Web sites that take you places: accessing travel web sites with low vision." AccessWorld, v. 4, Sept. 2003: 41-44.

"Making your web site senior friendly: a checklist." Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, 2002. 12p. Free. [pamphlet]. (Office of Communications and Public Liaison, National Institute on Aging/National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, 20894). Also available online at www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/staffpubs/od/ocpl/agingchecklist.html

Web-Braille

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. "Facts: Web-Braille." Washington, 2003. 2p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/webbraille.html

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