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Added Entries, Volume 31, Issue 3

Spring 2004

The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference collections during the winter of 2004. 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.

Barrier-Free Architecture--Home Design

Davies, Stuart. "Housing sight: accessible homes for people with sight problems." New beacon, v. 88, Jan. 2004: 28-34.

Children with Disabilities

Coping with disaster: suggestions for helping children with cognitive disabilities. Retrieved March 16, 2004. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/add/Sept11/addcoping.html

Digital Talking Books

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Current strategic business plan for the implementation of digital systems, Dec. 2003. Retrieved December 10, 2003. www.loc.gov/nls/businessplan2003.html

Driving--Aged

When to yield: questions and answers about dementia and driving. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department for the Aging, n.d. 26p. Free. [booklet]. (1600 Forest Avenue, Suite 102, 23229).

Dyslexia

Shaywitz, Sally. Overcoming dyslexia: a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Knopf, 2003. 414p. $25.95.

Eye Care--Bibliography

Eye health organizations list. Retrieved March 19, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/health/organizations.asp

Glaucoma

Glaucoma: what you should know. Retrieved March 19, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/health/glaucoma/glaucoma_facts.asp

Internet and People with Visual Impairments

Howell, Julie. "Reality TV and the Internet." New beacon, v. 87, Nov. 2003: 40-43.

Librarians--Education

Gorman, Michael. "Information overload and stress: the ailments of modern living." Library worklife, v. 1, March 2004: 1-3. Available online at www.ala-apa.org/newsletter/vollno3/spotlight.html

Library Services--Aged

Mabry, Celia Hales. "Serving seniors: dos and don'ts at the desk." American libraries, v. 34, Dec. 2003: 64-65.

Library Services and People with Visual Impairments--Foreign Countries

Ruddick, Ann. "AIRS of Gateshead-2." New beacon, v. 87, Nov. 2003: 46-49.

Low Vision

Frequently asked questions about low vision. Retrieved March 19, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/faqs.asp

Maintaining quality of life with low vision: tips for living. Retrieved March 19, 2004. www.aota.org.

Tips for living with low vision. Schaumburg, IL: Prevent Blindness America, 2003. 2p. Free. (500 East Remington Road, 60173). Also available online at www.preventblindness.org/resources/factsheets/LowVisionTipsMK34.PDF

What you should know about low vision. Retrieved March 19, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/what.asp

Native Americans with Disabilities

Health problems in American Indian-Alaska Native women. Retrieved March 16, 2004. www.4woman.gov/faq/american_indian.htm

People with Disabilities

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Physical disabilities: information and advocacy organizations. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2003. 49p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/physical.html

Reference Books--Special Formats

Your rights after a mastectomy. Brooklyn, NY: Heritage for the Blind, n.d. 12p. Free. [large print booklet]. (2071 Flatbush Avenue, Suite 63, 11234, attn: Dept. of Visually Impaired).

Rehabilitation and People with Visual Impairments--Foreign Countries

Cox, Richard. "The skill of the rehabilitation worker." New beacon, v. 87, Nov. 2003: 26-29.

Smart Cards

Gill, John. "Developments in smart card systems." New beacon, v. 88, Feb. 2004: 28-31.

Sports and People with Disabilities--Bibliography

"Sports associations." Sports 'n spokes, v. 30, Jan. 2004: 57.

Swimming and People with Disabilities

Twardowski, Barbara and Jim. "Water workout: aquatic exercises for fitness and fun." Abilities, no. 57, winter 2003: 28-30.

Talking Book Program--Library of Congress

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: books for blind and physically handicapped individuals, 2004. Washington, 2004. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/annual.html

Talking Book Program--Library of Congress--Surveys

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. NLS patron survey (2003): index page. Retrieved April 14, 2004. www.loc.gov/nls/technical/patronsurvey2003/index.html

Television for People with Visual Impairments

Whitehead, Jill, and Clive Miller. "Digital television: an overview." New beacon, v. 88, Feb. 2004: 38-41.

Veterans with Disabilities

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: selected veterans organizations. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2003. 8p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/veterans.html

Web Accessibility

Bodengraven, Marijke van, and Carol Pollitt. "Making websites and OPACS accessible." IFLA journal, v. 29, 2003: 357-363.

Byerley, Suzanne L., and Mary Beth Chambers. "Accessibility of web-based library databases: the vendors' perspectives." Library hi tech, v. 21, 2003: 347-357

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