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The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during winter and spring 2009. 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.
Building a library collection on blindness and physical handicaps: basic materials and resources, see Library Services for People with Disabilities--Bibliography
Facts: Digital audiobook players, 2009 see Digital Talking-Book Players
Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2006 statistics on readership and circulation, 2007 see Blindness--Directories
NLS Flash see Talking-Book Program--Digital Talking-Book Players
Hospitalization happens: a guide to hospital visits for individuals with memory loss. Retrieved Feb. 4, 2009. www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/happens.htm.
Maurer, Marc. The mythology of discrimination. Braille monitor, v. 52, May 2009: 359–369. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0905/bm090505.htm.
Gray, Christopher, and Joel Snyder. ACB launches new audio description initiative. Braille forum, v. 47, Jan. 2009: 7–10. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/2009/bf012009-3.html.
Equal access: universal design of computing departments; a checklist for making computing departments welcoming and accessible to students with disabilities. Seattle: University of Washington, Computer Science and Engineering, DO-IT, 2009. 6p. Free. (Box 354842, 98195).
American Foundation for the Blind. Celebrating 200 years of braille. Retrieved Jan. 6, 2009. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=86.
Bennett, Sara. Around the globe in six dots: Braille celebrations take center stage in 2009. Dialogue, v. 58, Jan. 2009: 70–76.
Focus on France: the Association Valentin Haüy. NB, issue 37, Jan. 2009: 40–43.
Spungin, Susan Jay. Past and present remembrances of Louis Braille. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, Jan. 2009: 5–6, 64.
Yee, Tom. Interview: Kurt Cylke on the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Library services journal, v. 1, fall 2008: 39, 35–38 and reprinted in Braille monitor, v. 52, Mar. 2009: 216–223. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0903/bm090313.htm.
* 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 2006 statistics on readership and circulation. Washington, 2007. 83p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/resources.html.
A short history of braille. NB, issue 37, Jan. 2009: 26–29.
The braille literacy crisis in America: facing the truth, reversing the trend, empowering the blind. A report to the nation by the National Federation of the Blind, Jernigan Institute. Braille monitor, v. 52, May 2009: 339–358. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0905/bm090504.htm.
Crawford, Shauna, and Robert T. Elliott. Teaching adults to read braille using phonological methods: single-case studies. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, Jan. 2009: 30–43.
Dutta, Alo, Madan M. Kundu, and Chrisann Schiro-Geist. Coordination of post-secondary transition services for students with disabilities. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 75, Jan.–Feb.–Mar. 2009: 10–17.
Redwood, Penny. Depression and sight loss in older people. NB, issue 41, May 2009: 24–29.
* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: digital audiobook players 2009. Compiled by Robert B. Jones. Washington, 2008. 16p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/audiobkplayers.html.
Nyman, James S. Unemployment rates and reasons: dissing the blind. Braille monitor, v. 52, Mar. 2009: 188–198. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0903/bm090307.htm.
Funding education beyond high school: the guide to federal student aid 2009–10. Washington: U.S. Department of Education, 2009. 52p. Free. (P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794). Available in English or Spanish. Also available online at http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html.
American Foundation for the Blind. Access to drug labels survey report. Retrieved Jan. 6, 2009. www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=66&TopicID=305&DocumentID=4520.
Markowitz, Samuel N., and others. Ability to read medication labels improved by participation in a low vision rehabilitation program. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v.102, Dec. 2008: 774–777.
McMahon, John M., and Amy Curtis. Methods of reading information on labels of prescription medications by persons who are visually impaired. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, May 2009: 303–313.
* Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Building a library collection on blindness and physical handicaps: basic materials and resources. Compiled by Carol A. Strauss. Reference circular 09-01. Washington, 2009. 35p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/collection.html.
King, Danielle H.M. Our changing users: the aging of the population. Interface, winter 2009. 4p. Available online at http://ascla.ala.org/interface/2008/12/our-changing-users-the-aging-of-the-population/.
Piper, David, Serenity Palmer, and Bo Xie. Services to older adults: preliminary findings from three Maryland public libraries. Journal of education for library and information science, v. 50, spring 2009: 107–118.
Holbrook, Elizabeth A., and others. Physical activity, body composition, and perceived quality of life of adults with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, Jan. 2009: 17–29.
Miller, . Beginning yoga for the blind and visually impaired from the Hein- Klein duo. Braille forum, v. 47, Mar. 2009: 23–24. Also available online at www.acb.org/magazine/2009/bf032009-10.html.
Low-cost screen readers. Braille monitor, v. 52, May 2009: 370–374. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0905/bm090506.htm
Majerus, Wesley. Report on the ease of access of the Apple OS 10.5 Leopard environment with VoiceOver. Braille monitor, v. 52, June 2009: 435–444. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0906/bm090606.htm.
WebAIM. Survey of preferences of screen reader users. Retrieved Feb. 4, 2009. www.webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey/.
Omvig, James H. More progress in the Javits-Wagner-O’Day program establishing best practices for a quality work environment. Braille monitor, v. 52, June 2009: 456-463.
Getting to the root of stem-cell research. NB, issue 41, May 2009: 41–44.
Touching the underground: design and evaluation of tactile and large-print station plans. NB, issue 41, May 2009: 30–34.
Yayla, Lisa. Huseby Zoom maps: a design methodology for tactile graphics. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, May 2009: 270–276.
* Patrons and libraries to participate in prelaunch testing of the digital talking-book system. NLS flash, v. 5, Mar. 2009. 2p. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/flash/index.html.
Burton, Darren. Navigating by phone: a review of Wayfinder Acess GPS and Mobile Geo, part 1. AccessWorld, v. 10, May 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2009. http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw100303&Mode+Print.htm.
Lighthouse International. Accessibility guidelines for the web designer. Retrieved Mar. 10, 2009. www.lighthouse.org/accessibility/accessibility-guidelines.
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