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NLS Reference Materials

Added Entries; Volume 32, Issue 1

Fall 2004

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


* Ferguson, Ronald, J. We know who we are: a history of the blind in challenging educational and socially constructed policies: a study in policy archaeology. San Francisco: Caddo Gap Press, 2001. $24.95. (3145 Geary Blvd, PMB 275, CA 94118).

Braille Instruction

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Braille literacy: resources for instruction, writing equipment, and supplies. Compiled by Freddie Peaco. Washington, 2004. 56p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/brailleliteracy.html.


Cataract: what you should know. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2004. www.nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract_facts.asp.

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

Farrenkopf, Carol. "You can take it with you: a review of three portable CCTVs." AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved July 23, 2004. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050405.


What I need to know about physical activity and diabetes. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, 2004. 14p. Free. [booklet]. (1 Information Way, 20892). Also available online at www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov.


Directory of disability organizations in Canada, 2004-2005. Toronto: Canadian Abilities Foundation, 2004. 737p. $50. (340 College Street, Suite 650, M5T 3A9).


Landmark disability survey finds pervasive disadvantages. Retrieved July 15, 2004. www.nod.org/content.cfm?id=1537.

Educational Testing

Allan, James M ., Nanette Bulla, and Stephen A. Goodman. Test access: guidelines for computer-administered testing. Louisville: American Printing House for the Blind, 2003. 82p. Available online at www.aph.org/tc/access/index.html.

Electronic Books

Thomas, Karen Lynn. "Reading with netLibray and other e-book collections." Dialogue, v. 43, spring 2004: 89-93.

Electronic Books--Equipment

Leventhal, Jay. "A library in your hand: a review of the Book Port and the BookCourier." AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved July 23, 2004. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050407.

Emergency Preparedness

Executive order: individuals with disabilities in emergency preparedness.Retrieved August 11, 2004. www.nod.org/content.cfm?id=1546.

United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities: an interagency seminar of exchange for federal managers, Dec. 2-3, 2003: summary report. Washington, 2004. 77p. Free. (200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-1303, DC 20210). Available in alternative formats and online at www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/ep/index2.htm.

Horticulture and People with Disabilities

Davis, Thomas D., and Carol Peredo Lopez. "Gaining access to the outdoors." PN, v.58, Aug. 2004: 28-32.

Learning Disabilities

Reading and learning disabilities. NICHCY briefing paper # FS17. 4th ed. Washington: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, 2004. 15p. Free. (P.O. Box 1492, DC 20013).


Walling, Linda Lucas. "Educating students to serve information seekers with disabilities." Journal of education for library and information science, v. 45, spring 2004: 137-148.


Guidelines for implementing and maintaining reference services. Retrieved Aug. 5, 2004. www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/referenceguide/virtrefguidelines.htm.


Reading at risk: a survey of literary reading in America. Washington: National Endowment for the Arts, 2004. 47p. Free. [Research Division Report #6]. (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 20506). Also available online at www.arts.gov.


McCloskey, Maureen, and Robert Herman. "It's not a perfect world, parts 1 and 2." PN, v. 58, July 2004: 57-60 and Aug. 2004: 43-45.

Screen Readers

Denham, Jim, Jay Leventhal, and Heather McComas. "The key to the information age: a review of three screen readers, part 2." AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved July 23, 2004. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050403.

Senior Adults--Statistics

A profile of older Americans: 2003. Updated March 9, 2004. Retrieved August 26, 2004. www.aoa.gov/prof/statistics/profile/2003S2003.asp.

Spoken-Word Recordings

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Guide to spoken-word recordings: popular literature. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2004. 47p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/spokenword.html.

Talking-Book Program--Library of Congress

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference circulars and factsheets 2003. Washington, 2004. One cassette. Free. (contains five reference documents.

  1. Facts: selected sources for electronic texts
  2. Facts: selected veterans organizations
  3. Facts: sources for purchase of cassette players and player-recorders compatible with recorded materials produced by the National Library Service (NLS)
  4. Reference circular: Information for travelers with physical or visual disabilities
  5. Reference circular: physical disabilities: information and advocacy organizations)

Volunteers-Prison Groups

Cheakalos, Christina. "New leash on life [prison inmates raising puppies to be guide dogs]." Smithsonian, v. 35, Aug. 2004: 62-68.

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