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Added Entries, Volume 34, Issue 2

Winter 2007

The following titles have been selected from materials added to the NLS reference collections during Fall 2006. 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.

NLS Publications

Facts: 2007 Calendars see Braille Calendars
Library and information services for blind and physically handicapped individuals see Library Services


Blind Children--Growth and Development

Garrels, Alan. Child development and assessment. Future reflections, v. 25, fall 2006: 33-36.

Blind Teachers

Vik, Astrid K., Karen J. Andersen, and Knut Brandsborg. Why blind teachers? A European study. Future reflections, v. 25, fall 2006: 20-23.


Lusk, Kelly E., and Anne L. Corn. Learning and using print and braille: a study of dual-media learners, part 1. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 100, Oct. 2006: 606-619.

Braille Books for Children

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Braille storybook resources. Future reflections, v. 25, fall 2006: 44-46.

Braille Calendars

*  Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: 2007 calendars. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington, 2006. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/calendars.html.

Computers for People with Visual Impairments

Bird, James. Technology: affordable computing. NB, issue 10, Oct. 2006: 24-27.

Digital Reference Services

Peters, Tom, and Lori Bell. Virtual reference services for the print impaired: separate, but not equal. Computers in libraries, v. 26, Nov.-Dec. 2006: 24-27.

Digital Talking Book Players

Beach, Robert Lee. How to pick a DAISY. DAISY books and players. Part three: choosing a DAISY hardware player. Dialogue, v. 45, Sept.-Oct. 2006: 39-43.

Kendrick, Deborah. Marking the road to MP3 player accessibility: a review of the Milestone 311. AccessWorld, v. 7, Sept. 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070505.

Roush, Wade. A good read [Sony Reader]. Technology review, Nov. 8, 2006. www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17766&ch=infotech.


Coleman, Jeanine G. The early intervention dictionary: a multidisciplinary guide to terminology. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2006. 458p. $21.95.


Maag, Elaine. A guide to disability statistics from the National Health Interview Survey--Disability supplement. Disability statistics user guide series. Washington: Urban Institute, 2006. 92p. Distributed by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics, Cornell University, 303 ILR Extension Building, Ithaca, NY 14853. Available online at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/edicollect/1206/.

Electronic Books

Saridakis, Anastasia. Bookshare: a library at your fingertips. Braille forum, v. 45, Oct. 2006: 13-16.

Electronic Publishing

Accessible digital media: design guidelines for electronic publications, multimedia and the web. Retrieved Dec. 29, 2006. http://ncam.wgbh.org/publications/adm.


Frank, John. Summary of research results from a survey on the ADA accommodation request experience. Braille forum, v. 45, Sept. 2006: 22-26.

Employment of People with Disabilities

Shannon, Jeff. Want to work? New mobility, v. 17, Oct. 2006: 32, 35-39.


Whitson, Jess T., Dwight L. Varner, and Peter A. Netland. Glaucoma drugs and the ocular surface. Review of ophthalmology, Nov. 2006: 69-70, 72, 74, 76-77.

Grants and Scholarships (General)

The guide to federal student aid, 2007-2008. Jessup, MD: U.S. Department of Education, 2006. 42p. Free. (P.O. Box 1398). Also available online at www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov, and upon request in braille, large print, or CD by calling 800-433-3243 (800-4-FED-AID).

Guide Dogs

Furlong, Roxanne. Training your own service dog. New mobility, v. 17, Dec. 2006: 28-29, 31-32, 34-35, 37-41.

Library Services

* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Library and information services for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum and Carol Strauss. Washington, 2006. 32p. (Reference bibliography 06-01). Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/bibliographies/library.html.

Macular Degeneration

Wahl, Hans-Werner, and others. Psychosocial intervention for age-related macular degeneration: a pilot project. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 100, Sept. 2006: 533-544.


Sales, Anthony, and others. Full-screen magnification on a budget: using a hardware-based multi-display graphics card as a screen-magnifier. British journal of visual impairment, v. 24, Sept. 2006: 135-140.


Medicare and you 2007. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2006. 1v. Free. (7500 Security Boulevard 21244). Also available online at www.medicare.gov and in English and Spanish on audiocassette, in braille, and in large print.

Native Americans with Disabilities

Waldman, H. Barry, Steven P. Perlman, and Allan J. Kucine. A hidden crisis: Native American children and adults with special needs. EP magazine, v. 36, Nov. 2006: 71-74.

News Services

Breakthrough technology provides TV listings to the blind. National Federation of the Blind press release, Dec. 20, 2006. www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=118&SnID=1689932678.

Parents of Blind Children

Lappin, Grace. Infant massage: a strategy to promote self-efficacy in parents of blind infants. British journal of visual impairment, v. 24, Sept. 2006: 145-149.

Physical Therapy

Waite, Scott. Getting appropriate physical therapy. How can it help your recovery? InMotion, v. 16, Sept.-Oct. 2006: 40-41.

Senior Adults with Visual Impairments

Campbell, Susan. Deteriorating vision, falls, and older people. NB, issue 11, Nov. 2006: 28.

Special Education--Teacher Education

Frieman, Barry B. State braille standards for teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired: a national survey. Future reflections, v. 25, fall 2006: 47-50.

Steele, Tilly R., Lynn Fox, and Beth Harris. Highly qualified personnel and implications for teachers of students who are visually impaired. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 100, Oct. 2006: 590-591.

Telephone Accessibility

Burton, Darren. Dial me in: the latest on off-the-shelf cell phone accessibility. AccessWorld, v. 7, Sept. 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp? DocID=aw070503.


Jones, Tim, and Juliet Jain. Examining the experiences of sight-impaired travelers: the next station stop? British journal of visual impairment, v. 24, Sept. 2006: 141-144.

Web Accessibility

Dunlap, Isaac Hunter. How database-driven web sites enhance accessibility. Library hi tech news, v. 23, Sept. 2006: 34-38.

Walsh, John. Improving web accessibility for the visually impaired. Library hi tech news, v. 23, Sept. 2006: 29-31.

Williams, Peter. Developing methods to evaluate web usability with people with learning difficulties. British journal of special education, v. 33, Dec. 2006: 173-179.

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