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Added Entries, Volume 37, Issue 1

Fall 2009

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections during summer 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 documents 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

NLS Flash see Talking-Book Program—Digital Talking-Book Players

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments

Kelly, Stacy M. Use of assistive technology by students with visual impairments: findings from a national survey. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, Aug. 2009: 470–480.

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments—Computers

Shinohara, Kristen, and Josh Tenenberg. A blind person’s interactions with technology. Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), v. 52, 2009: 58–66.

Audio Production

Standards for audio description and code of professional conduct for describers. 3d ed. Retrieved Aug. 18, 2009. www.audiodescriptioncoalition.org/adc_standards_090615.pdf [PDF: 3KB / 33p.].  external link

Blind Children—Bibliography

Advice for parents and families of children with visual impairments or blindness. Retrieved Aug. 7, 2009. www.perkins.org/scout/early-childhood/advice.html.   external link

Houwen, Suzanne, and others. Motor skill performance of children and adolescents with visual impairments: a review. Exceptional children, v. 75, summer 2009: 464–493.

Blind Children—Growth and Development

Shaw, Rona, and Ellen Trief. Everyday activities to promote visual efficiency: a handbook for working with young children with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press, 2009. 277p. $52.95. Large print. Also available as an e-publication.

Braille—Instruction

Swenson, Anna M. Where’s the library? Teaching braille reading with a meaning- oriented focus. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, Aug. 2009: 453–456.

Braille—Reading

Manocha, Dipendra, George Kerscher, and Hiroshi Kawamura. Braille without borders: how braille can be used in creation of literature in indigenous languages. Retrieved Aug. 31, 2009. www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla75/199-manocha-en.pdf [PDF: 50KB / 6p.].  external link

Rae, Julie, and Louise Curtin. “Feelix”: the start of a journey to literacy. Retrieved Aug. 31, 2009. www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla75/199-rae-en.pdf. [PDF: 53KB / 7p.].  external link

Down Syndrome

Skallerup, Susan J., comp. Bebés con sindrome de Down: nueva guia para padres. (Babies with Down Syndrome). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2009. 3d ed. 350p. $21.95. (6510 Bells Mill Road, 20817).

Education for People with Learning Disabilities

Orr, Ann C., and Sara Bachman Hammig. Inclusive postsecondary strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities: a review of the literature. Learning disabilities quarterly, v. 32, summer 2009: 181–196.

Electronic Devices

Reid, Calvin. E-reader scorecard: a selected comparison chart of popular and forthcoming devices for reading e-books. Publishers weekly, v. 256, Aug. 31, 2009: 18–19.

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments

Rae, Julie. Breaking new ground: a virtual global library service to widen access for people with print disabilities. Retrieved Aug. 31, 2009. www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla75/199-rae2-en.pdf [PDF: 60KB / 11p.].  external link

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Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Meyer, Don, ed. Thicker than water: essays by adult siblings of people with disabilities. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2009. 234p. $21.95. (6510 Bells Mill Road, 20817).

Social Security Programs—Statistics

Bridges, Benjamin, and Sharmila Choudhury. Examining social security benefits as a retirement resource for near-retirees, by race and ethnicity, nativity, and disability status. Social security bulletin, v. 69, Aug. 2009: 19–44.

Special Education—Teacher Education

Smith, Derrick W., and others. Assistive technology competencies for teachers of students with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, Aug. 2009: 457–469.

Talking-Book Program—Digital Talking-Book Players

Corona, Guido D. Are you on BARD? The long-awaited switch to digital talking books. AccessWorld, v. 10, July 2009. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID= aw100403.   external link

* Prelaunch testing complete; NLS begins rollout of digital talking-book system. NLS flash, v. 5, Sept. 2009. 2p. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/flash/index.html.

Transition from School to Work

McDonnall, Michele Capella, and Adele Crudden. Factors affecting the successful employment of transition-age youths with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, June 2009: 329–341.

Voice Recognition Systems

Papadopoulos, Konstantinos, and others. Perception of synthetic and natural speech by adults with visual impairments. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 103, July 2009: 403–414.

Volunteers—Prison Programs

Guidelines for starting and operating prison braille programs. Building bridges with braille initiative. Lexington, KY: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., and National Prison Braille Network, 2009. 84p. Free. (c/o Rebecca Snider, APH Public Affairs Coordinator, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, 40206).

Prison braille program directory. Building bridges with braille initiative. Lexington, KY: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., and National Prison Braille Network, 2009. 40p. Free. (c/o Rebecca Snider, APH Public Affairs Coordinator).

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