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Added Entries, Volume 31, Issue 4

Summer 2004

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

Aged Blind

Abstracts of current research projects and publication list. New York: Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute, Lighthouse International, 2003. 121p. Free. (111 East 59th Street, 10022). www.lighthouse.org/research_program.htm

Orr, Alberta L., and Priscilla A. Rogers. Self-advocacy skills training for older individuals who are visually impaired. New York: AFB Press, 2003. One volume with accompanying computer disk. $59.95. (11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, 10001).

Orr, Alberta L., and Priscilla A. Rogers. Solutions for everyday living for older people with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press, 2002. 1 VHS, 34 mins. $59.95.

Vale, Dan. Unseen: neglect, isolation, and household poverty amongst older people with sight loss. London, UK: RNIB, 2004. 27p. Free. [monograph]. (105 Judd Street,WC1H 9NE). Also available in alternative format and online at www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_unseenpdf.pdf

Assistive Technology

Bell, Lori. "Product pipeline." Netconnect, spring 2004: 10-11.

Gill, John. Access-ability: making technology more useable by people with disabilities. London, UK: RNIB, 2004. 38p. Free. www.tiresias.org/guidelines/access-ability/index.htm

Goddard, Marti. "Access through technology." Netconnect, spring 2004: 2-6.


Bruey, Carolyn T. Demystifying autism spectrum disorders: a guide to diagnosis for parents and professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2004. 204p. $16.95. (6510 Bell Mills Road, 20817).

Volkmar, Fred R., and Lisa A. Wiesner. Healthcare for children on the autism spectrum: a guide to nutritional and behavioral issues. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2004. 376p. $21.95.


Sardegna, Jill, and others. The encyclopedia of blindness and vision impairments. 2nd ed. New York: Facts on File Inc., 2002. 1 v. $65.


Clunies-Ross, Louise. "Braille: a living language." New beacon, v. 88, Mar. 2004: 38-45.


Wormsley, Diane. Braille literacy: a functional approach. New York: AFB Press, 2004. 124p. [large print]. $29.95. (11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, 10001).

Clothing and People with Visual Impairments

Benson, Stephen O. "Clothing, grooming, and social acceptability: part 2." Future reflections, v. 23, spring-summer 2004: 59-62.

Computers and People with Disabilities

Mates, Barbara. T. "Computer technologies to aid special audiences." Library technology reports, v. 40, May-June 2004: 6-96. (entire issue).


Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Deaf-blindness: national organizations and resources. Washington, 2004. 21p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/deafblind.html

Digital Talking Books

Peters, Thomas A. Project HAL (handheld accessible libraries) final report. Rev. (Prepared for the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center). Retrieved June 22, 2004. www.tapinformation.com/HALfinalreport200403.htm


Olney, Marjorie F., and others. "Do you have a disability? a population-based test of acceptance, denial, and adjustment among adults with disabilities in the U.S." Journal of rehabilitation, v. 70, Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2004: 4-9.

Economics of Disability

Updating the Hu 1981 estimates of the economic costs of visual disorders and disabilities. Retrieved June 23, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/eyedata/hu_estimates.asp

Education for Blind Children

Erin, Jane N. When you have a visually impaired student with multiple disabilities in your classroom: a guide for teachers. New York: AFB Press, 2004. 111p. $14.95. (11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, 10001).

Goodman, Stephen A., and Stuart H. Wittenstein, eds. Collaborative assessment: working with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. New York: AFB Press, 2003. 430p. $49.95.

Education for Children with Disabilities

Orelove, Fred. P., Dick Sobsey, and Rosanne K. Silberman. Educating children with multiple disabilities: a collaborative approach. 4th ed. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks, 2004. 653p. $45.

Eye Diseases

Vision loss from eye diseases will increase as Americans age. Retrieved June 23, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/news/pressreleases/041204.asp

Grants and Scholarships for People with Disabilities

Student aid audio guide. Washington: U. S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 2004. Free. [Computer disk]. (830 First Street NE, DC 20202). studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_audio_guide/index.html


Courtney, Richard A. "Tax basics for families with special needs." EP magazine, v. 34, Mar. 2004: 73-76.

Lovelace, Renee Colwill. "Finding more funding for your child's special needs trust." EP magazine, v. 34, May 2004: 83-84, 86.


National Center for Assisted Living. Assisted living state regulatory review 2004. Retrieved June 16, 2004. www.ncal.org/about/2004_reg_review.pdf.

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

"Individualized education program (IEP): some suggestions to consider." EP magazine, v. 34, May 2004: 76-78.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L. 101–476

"Attention deficit disorders and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act." EP magazine, v. 34, Mar. 2004: 35-39.

Murphy, Frank. "IDEA re-authorization update." EP magazine, v. 34, Mar. 2004: 61-62.

Library Services--Aged

Honnold, RoseMary, and Saralyn A. Mesaros. Serving seniors: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publ., 2004. 249p. $59.95. [How-to-do-it manual for librarians no. 127].

Low Vision

Lueck, Amanda Hall, ed. Functional vision: a practitioner's guide to evaluation and intervention. New York: AFB Press, 2004. 520p. $59.95.


Beck-Winchatz, Bernhard. "Exploring the universe by touch." Future reflections, v. 23, spring-summer 2004: 47-51.

Monocular Vision

Brady, Frank B. A singular view: the art of seeing with one eye. Revised 6th ed. Vienna, VA: Michael O. Hughes, 2004. 129p. $15. [large print]. (307B Maple Avenue West, 22180).

Multiple Sclerosis

Johnson, Kurt L., and others. "Medical, psychological, social, and programmatic barriers to employment for people with multiple sclerosis." Journal of rehabilitation, v. 70, Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2004: 38-49.

"Putting a face on MS." PN-paraplegia news, v. 58, June 2004: 28-31.

New Freedom Initiative (G.W. Bush Program) 2001

New Freedom Initiative: a progress report. Retrieved Mar. 13, 2004. www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/toc-2004.html

People with Disabilities--Native Americans

Johnston, S. Laurance. "Native-American healing, part 1." PN-paraplegia news, v. 58, June 2004: 32-35.

Talking Book Program--Library of Congress

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. What's new? Washington, 2004. 5p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/whatsnew2004.html

Theater and Performers with Disabilities

Healy, Patrick. "Listening to the script: a blind professor's passion for the theater." Future reflections, v. 23, spring-summer 2004: 56-58.

Travel for People with Disabilities

Information for visitors with disabilities 2004. Swindon, UK: Access for All Office, The National Trust, 2004. 55p. Free. (Rowan, Kembrey Park, SN2 8YL).

"Travel options today: special section." PN-paraplegia news, v.58, June 2004: 59-65.

Voting and People with Disabilities

ADA checklist for polling places. Retrieved Apr. 20, 2004. www.ada.gov/votingchecklist.htm


Glazer, Deborah. "Choosing a wheelchair." PN-paraplegia news, v. 58, Mar. 2004: 21-22.

"Mobility is the bottom line." PN-paraplegic news, v. 58, Mar. 2004: 23-25.

White Canes

Ianuzzi, Jody W. "Customize your cane." Future reflections, v. 23, spring-summer 2004: 42-43.

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