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Added Entries, Volume 36, Issue 2

Winter 2009

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during fall 2008. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections. Prices of publications have been included wherever possible. 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.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease: unraveling the mystery. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, 2008. 80p. (NIH publ. No. 08-3782). Free. (NIA Clearinghouses, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898).

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments--Computers

Farnsworth, Charles R., Jr., and John L. Luckner. The impact of assistive technology on curriculum accommodation for a braille-reading student. Re:View, v. 39, winter 2008: 171–187.

* Scheib, Michele. Accessing foreign language materials as a blind or low-vision student: an information guide on arranging for assistive technology, accessible formats, and services in the foreign-language course. Salem, OR: National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, Mobility International, USA, 2008. Free. Available on audiocasssette, in braille, and online at http://www.miusa.org/ncde/tipsheets/foreignlanguageandblind/infoguide. Link out

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments--Mobility

Roentgen, Uta R., and others. Inventory of electronic mobility aids for persons with visual impairments: a literature review. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 702–724.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dodson, William. ADHD: not just a childhood disorder. A discussion of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. (Part 5). EP magazine, v. 38, Oct. 2008: 74–75.

Blind Children--Growth and Development

Parker, Amy T., Eric S. Grimmett, and Sharon Summers. Evidence-based communication practices for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities: an examination of single-subject design studies. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 540–552.

Blindness--Definition

Pierce, Barbara. No such thing as blind culture. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 822–824. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org. Link out

Braille--Reading

Clark, Christine, and Julia B. Stoner. An investigation of the spelling skills of braille readers. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 553–563.

Closed-Circuit Television

Huber, Jessica G., and others. The psychosocial impact of closed-circuit televisions on persons with age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 690–701.

Diabetes--Statistics

State-specific incidence of diabetes among adults: participating states, 1995–1997 and 2005–2007. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, v. 57, Oct. 2008: 1169–1173.

Digital Talking-Book Players

* Leventhal, Jay. How to choose the right MP3 player for your visually impaired teenager. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Sept. 2008: 565–568.

Employment--Accommodation

The Americans with Disabilities Act: applying performance and conduct standards to employees with disabilities. Retrieved Nov. 4, 2008. http://www.eeoc.gov. Link out

Employment of People with Disabilities--Federal Government

Questions and answers: promoting employment of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce; Retrieved Nov. 4, 2008. http://www.eeoc.gov. Link out

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Lavoie, Theresa. Navigating your child’s school system with or without an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 accommodations. (Part 6). EP magazine, v. 38, Nov. 2008: 58–59.

Legal Rights of People with Visual Impairments

Goldstein, Dan. Protecting the rights of blind individuals in the United States. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 812–818. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb. Link out

Libraries--Funding

Gerding, Stephanie. Tips and resources for finding grants. Online, v. 32, Nov.–Dec. 2008: 16–21.

Libraries--Surveys

Public libraries survey, fiscal year 2006. (Dec. 2008). Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008. http://harvester.census.gov/imls/pubs/pls/pub_detail.asp?id=121. Link out

Macular Degeneration

Smith, Theresa Marie. Adaptation to low vision caused by age-related macular degeneration: a case study. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Nov. 2008: 725–730.

* Special issue on age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Oct. 2008: 581–659 (entire issue).

Nursing Homes

Alternatives to nursing home care. Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008 http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Static/tabSI.asp?language=English&activeTab=3&subTab=3&Alternatives=HCAHPS1. Link out

Bercovitz, Anita, and others. End-of-life care in nursing homes: 2004 national nursing home survey. National health statistics report, no. 9, Oct. 2008: 1–24 (entire issue).

Find and compare nursing homes. Retrieved Dec. 23, 2008. http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare. Link out

Optical Character Recognition Systems (OCRS)

* Van Gerven, Clara. Optical character recognition and high-volume book-scanning. Braille monitor, v. 51, Nov. 2008: 835–837. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org. Link out

Physical Fitness

Surakka, Airi, and Tero Kivela. Motivating visually impaired and deaf-blind people to perform regular physical exercises. British journal of visual impairment, v. 26, Sept. 2008: 255–268.

Rehabilitation of People with Visual Impairment--Foreign Countries

Are rehab workers really necessary? NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 22–25.

Valuing the vision: eye care and rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities. NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 27–31.

Social Security Programs

McCarthy, James. Social Security, SSI, and Medicare facts for 2009. Braille monitor, v. 51, Dec. 2008: 924–928. Also available online at http://www.nfb.org. Link out

Stroke

Challenging stroke and sight loss. NB, issue 34, Oct. 2008: 39–42.

Veterans with Disabilities

Caroff, Maria. How will we serve our veterans?: it takes a community. EP magazine, v. 38, Oct. 2008: 80–83.

Murdough, Brenda. Wounded warriors and civilian communities: it is everyone’s responsibility. EP magazine, v. 38, Nov. 2008: 79–81.

Rucker, Allen. New generation of war vets comes home. New mobility, v. 19, Oct. 2008: 33–45.

Voluntarism

Nicol, Erica A., and Corey M. Johnson. Volunteers in libraries: program structure, evaluation, and theoretical analysis. Reference and user service quarterly, v. 48, winter 2008: 154–163.

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