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Added Entries, Volume 34, Issue 3

Spring 2007

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during winter 2007. Entries are arranged alphabetically, 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: digital audiobook players see Digital Talking-Book Players

Assistive Technology

The consumer's guide to assistive technology. EP: exceptional parent, v. 37, Jan. 2007: 1-32.

Biography of Deaf-Blind

Kleege, Georgina. Blind rage: letters to Helen Keller. Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2006. 209p. $19.95.


2007 national health observances. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2007. www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho.

Cerebral Palsy

Miller, Freeman, and Steven S. Bachrach. Cerebral palsy: a complete guide for caregiving. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. 2d ed. 496p. $48.

Computers for People with Visual Impairments

Tips for computer users with low vision. Retrieved Mar. 22, 2007. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4&DocumentID=1452&Mode=Print.


Ley, Eileen Rivera. NFB delivers for people with diabetes. InMotion, v. 17, Jan.-Feb. 2007: 23-24.

Williams, Ann S. Diabetes information for the visually impaired. Diabetes self-management, v. 24, Jan.-Feb. 2007: 38, 40-42, 44.

Diabetes--Care and Treatment

Dupes, Bill. New developments in diabetes care. InMotion, v. 17, Jan.-Feb. 2007: 45-46.

Digital Talking-Book Players

*  Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: digital audiobook players. Washington, 2007. 20p. Free.

Digital Talking Books

Peters, Thomas A. Digital audiobook services through libraries. Library technology reports, v. 43, Jan.-Feb. 2007: 1-42. Also available for purchase online at www.techsource.ala.org. Item TS4301, $63.


2007 annual resource guide. A compendium of resources for the special needs community: national organizations, associations, products, and services. EP: exceptional parent, v. 37, Jan. 2007: 11-161 (entire issue).

National Health Information Center. Organizations. Retrieved Apr. 3, 2007. http://healthfinder.gov/organizations.

Educational Testing for People with Visual Impairments

Allman, Carol. Position paper: accommodations for testing students with visual impairments. Retrieved Apr. 3, 2007. www.aph.org/tests/accomodations.html.

Employment of People with Disabilities

Disability and employment: a research focus of the Urban Institute. Retrieved Mar. 2, 2007. www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/disability.cfm.

Employment of People with Disabilities--Statistics

*  The social and economic status of working-age adults (21-64) with sensory disabilities. Retrieved Jan. 5, 2007. www.afb.org/Section.asp? SectionID=43&DocumentID=3173.


Leppik, Ilo E. Epilepsy: a guide to balancing your life. American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Press quality of life guide series. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2007. 169p. $19.95.

Eye Care

National Eye Health Education and Awareness Campaign. Am eye healthy? Retrieved Mar. 30, 2007. www.ameyehealthy.info/index.jsp.


Interview: getting to know glaucoma. NB, issue 13, Jan. 2007: 44- 48.

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Bird, James. Technology: finding the way with satellite navigation. NB, issue 13, 2007: 35-37.

Head and Brain Injuries

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. NINDS traumatic brain injury information page. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2007. www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm.

Large Print--Type Design

Tips for making print more readable. Retrieved Mar. 22, 2007. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=40&TopicID=200&DocumentID=210.

Libraries--Assistive Technology

Harris, Leslie and Associates. Accessibility basics for librarians: an educational service of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). [an online tutorial]. Retrieved Apr. 23, 2007. www.ala.org/ala/washoff/contactwo/oitp/emailtutorials/accessibility/accessibility.htm or www.ala.org/ala/washoff/contactwo/oitp/emailtutorials/accessibilitya/23.cfm.

Low Vision

National Eye Institute. The eye site: a traveling exhibit on low vision for shopping centers, with low vision resources. Retrieved Apr. 3, 2007. www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/eyesite.


Brunson, Melanie. A milestone for money and meaningful access. Braille forum, v. 45, Feb. 2007: 4-9.

Multiple Sclerosis

Schwarz, Shelley Peterman. Multiple sclerosis: 300 tips for making life easier. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2006. 2d ed. 114p. $16.95.

Nursing Homes

Carlson, Eric M., and Katharine Bau Hsiao. The baby boomer's guide to nursing home care. Lanham, MD: National Senior Citizens Law Center, 2006. 194p. $14.95. (distributed by Taylor Trade Publishing, 4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200, 20706).

Parents of Children with Disabilities

Marshak, Laura E., and Fran Pollack Prezant. Married with special-needs children: a couples’ guide to keeping connected. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2007. 296p. $24.95.

Reading by People with Visual Impairments

Breck, Valerie, and David Logan. Eccentric reading: a new way of seeing. NB, issue 13, Jan. 2007: 40-43.

Stem Cells

Holmström, Radhika. Stem cell therapy: can it restore sight? NB, issue 13, Jan. 2007: 27-31.

Voice-Recognition Systems

Peters, Tom, and Lori Bell. Choosing and using text-to-speech software. Computers in libraries, v. 27, Feb. 2007: 26-29.


Todaro, Julie Beth, and Mark L. Smith. Training library staff and volunteers to provide extraordinary customer service. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006. 160p. $65.

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