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Added Entries, Volume 33, Issue 2

The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference collections during fall 2005. 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 mark with an asterick (*) 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.

NLS Publications

Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2004 statistics on readership and circulation
Magazines in special media

Adaptive Products for People with Disabilities

Plaxen, J. Rose. Adapt my world: homemade adaptations for people with disabilities. Santa Ana, CA: Seven Locks Press, 2005. 184p. $10.17. (P.O. Box 25689, 92799).

Alzheimer's Disease

Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented? Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, 2005. NIH Publication No. 05-5503. 28p. Free. [booklet]. (Available from NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

"Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)." Retrieved Sept. 2005.

Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities

Salend, Spencer J. "Using technology to teach about individual differences related to disabilities." Teaching exceptional children, v. 38, Nov.-Dec. 2005: 32-38.


Cafiero, Joanne M. Meaningful exchanges for people with autism: an introduction to augmentative and alternative communication. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2005. 174p. $17.95.

Biography of Leaders in Work with Blind People (M-Z)

Kendrick, Deborah. "Driven to succeed: a tribute to Russell Smith." AccessWorld, v. 6, Nov. 2005. Retrieved Sept. 2005.

Blind Artists

Fittipaldi, Lisa. A brush with darkness: learning to paint after losing my sight. Kansas City, MO: McMeel Publ., 2005. 211p. $13.57. (4520 Main Street, 64111).

Blind Children--Growth and Development

A unique way of learning: teaching young children with optic nerve hypoplasia. Los Angeles: Blind Children's Center, 2005. 64p. $10. [booklet]. (4120 Marathon Street, 90029).


"Blindness statistics." Retrieved Oct. 2005.

"Statistics and sources for professionals." Retrieved Oct. 2005.


(*) "Free online course teaches new techniques for transcribing instructional materials into braille." Dots for braille literacy, v. 11, fall 2005:1. Retrieved Jan. 2006.

Braille Code

Clunies-Ross, Louise. "Windows of perception: a review of the literature concerning uncontracted and contracted literary braille." British journal of visual impairment, v. 23, May 2005: 67-74.

Careers for People with Visual Impairments

"AFB expands CareerConnect web site." AFB e-news, Oct. 2005.

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

Farrenkopf, Carol. "How to buy a CCTV." AccessWorld, v. 6, Sept. 2005. Retrieved Oct. 2005.

Computers for People with Visual Impairments

Mates, Barbara. "Building blocks of adaptive technology: it's not just about hardware and software." Interface, v. 27, fall 2005: 4-5.


"National diabetes statistics, updated Nov. 2005." Retrieved Nov. 2005.

Digital Talking Books

Peters, Thomas A. "Accessibility trial of the downloadable digital audio book service from netLibrary and Recorded Books LLC. netLibrary final report 2005 08a." Prepared for the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center and the Alliance Library System. Retrieved Sept. 2005. www.tapinformation.com/netLibraryfinalreport.htm.


Jaeger, Paul T., and Cynthia Ann Bowman. Understanding disability: inclusion, access, diversity, and civil rights. Westport, CT: Praeger Publ., 2005. 165p. $49.95.

Electronic Devices

Hodges, Brad. "Consumer electronics: crisis at the big box store, part 3." Braille monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 396-407. Also available online at

Employment of Women with Disabilities

Mason, Mary Grimley. Working against odds: stories of disabled women's work lives. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004. 183p. $13.57.

Health Insurance

The Surgeon General's call to action to improve the health and wellness of persons with disabilities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General, 2005. 46p. Free. Also available online at

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

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act burden of proof: on parents or schools? Position statement. Aug. 9, 2005. 39p. Free. (1331 F Street NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004). Also available online at
Update in NCD bulletin, Oct. 2005.

Library Services--Hospitals and Institutions

Lehmann, Vibeke, and Joanne Locke. "Guidelines for library services to prisoners." 3d ed., 2005. IFLA professional reports, no. 92. Retrieved Nov. 2005. www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-92.pdf.

Library Services for Native Americans

Webster, Kelly, ed. Library services to indigenous populations: viewpoints and resources. Chicago: Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, American Library Association, 2005. 69p. $19.80.

Library Services for People with Disabilities

Irvall, Birgitta, and Gyda Skat Nielsen. "Access to libraries for persons with disabilities-checklist." IFLA professional reports, no. 89, 2005. Retrieved Nov. 2005. www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-89e.pdf.

Will, Barbara H. "Library services for all." Library journal, v. 130, Nov. 15, 2005: 47.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments

(*) Kavanagh, Rosemary, and Beatrice Christensen Skold, eds. "Libraries for the blind in the information age: guidelines for development." IFLA professional reports, no. 7. Retrieved Nov. 2005.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Directories

(*) Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2004 statistics on readership and circulation. Washington, 2005. 83p. Free.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Germany

Witte, Rainer R.V. Miscellen-Gedanken zur internationalen Zusammenarbeit im Blindenbibliothekswesen 2005. 4p. In German language. Available from the author. (Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt e.V. (Blista), P.O. Box 1160, 35001 Marburg, GERMANY, [email protected]). [Paper celebrating the 50th anniversary of the German Institute for the Blind].

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--Standards and Guidelines

(*) Revised standards and guidelines of service for the Library of Congress network of libraries for the blind and physically handicapped, 2005. Chicago: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association, 2005. 64p. $18.

Low Vision

(*) "Low vision and blindness, special issue 2005." Future reflections, v. 24, Dec. 2005: 1-82. Entire issue. Also available online at

Magazines in Special Formats--Directories

(*) Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Magazines in special media. Washington, 2005. 78p. Free. Also available online at


Medicare and you 2006. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2005. Free. 97+p. (7500 Security Boulevard, 21244-1850). Available in braille and in English and Spanish on audiocassette and in large print. Also available online at

Museums for People with Visual Impairments

Levi, Amalia S. "Beyond vision: integrating touch into museums: the Tactile Museum of the Lighthouse for the Blind in Athens, Greece." Braille monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 382-390. Also available online at

Orientation and Mobility Training

(*) "Special issue on orientation and mobility." Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 99, Oct. 2005: 579-670. (entire issue).

Parents of Deaf-Blind Children

Berke, Jamie. "Deafblind triplet daughters: now that's a parenting challenge." Nat-cent news, v. 36, Oct. 2005:61-73.

Spoken-Word Recordings

Wysocki, Barbara. "Louder, please." School library journal, curriculum connections, spring 2005: 10-14.

Textbooks in Special Formats

Papadopoulos, Konstantinos S., and Dimitrios B. Goudiras. "Accessibility assistance for visually-impaired people in digital texts." British journal of visual impairment, v. 23, Sept. 2005: 75-83.

Toys for Children with Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind. Guide to toys 2005. "Let's play: a guide to toys for children with special needs." Retrieved Nov. 2005.

Travel by People with Disabilities

Harrington, Candy. Barrier-free travel: a nuts and bolts guide for wheelers and slow walkers. 2d ed. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2005. 292p. $13.57.

Hershey, Laura. Survival strategies for going abroad: a guide for people with disabilities. Eugene, OR: Mobility International USA, 2005. 225p. $19.95. (P.O. Box 10767, 97440).

Web Accessibility

Tucker, Abigail. "Net surfing for those unable to see. Often web sites' designs hinder navigation by the blind." Braille monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 408-411. Also available online


Smith, Mark E. "Six-wheel revolution." New mobility, v. 16, Oct. 2005: 38-40.

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