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Building a Library Collection on Blindness and Physical Handicaps: Basic Materials and Resources

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Introduction

The materials included in this reference circular are recommended as basic resources for providing current information on general aspects of blindness and physical handicaps. The selections are based on the holdings of the Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. With the exception of a few classics in the field, most titles are in print and were published after 2001.

Titles from the NLS collection available in braille and on audiocassette include the NLS book number with the citation. They may be borrowed by eligible readers through their cooperating network libraries. Full publisher addresses are provided when they are not readily available through a library or bookstore. Prices are subject to change.

The Reference Section publishes Added Entries, a quarterly selected list of current acquisitions for its collection of materials on blindness and physical handicaps (see www.loc.gov/nls/reference/addedentries/index.html). Those wishing to receive this publication on a regular basis should contact the Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542, to be placed on the mailing list. For faster service, e-mail nlsref@loc.gov.

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Accessibility

Accessible design/universal design resources. Retrieved Mar. 13, 2008. www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm.

ADA accessibility guidelines (ADAAG) for buildings and facilities. As amended through September 2002. Retrieved Mar. 13, 2008. www.access-board.gov/drags/html/adaag.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities. Washington: United States Access Board, 2004. 304p. (1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, DC 20004). Also available online at www.access-board.gov/ada-aba/final.cfm.

Job Accommodation Network. ADA library. Retrieved Apr. 1, 2008. www.jan.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Accessibility: a selective bibliography. Reference bibliography 08-01. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2008. 21p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/bibliographies/index.html.

Marshall, Scott. Of consuming interest: a guide to Titles II and III of the ADA for people with vision loss. Retrieved Jan. 3, 2008. http://www.afb.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

North Carolina State University. College of Design. Center for Universal Design. PDF publications list. Retrieved Mar. 4, 2008 http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/pubs_p/ppubpdflist.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Paralyzed Veterans of America. The Americans with Disabilities Act: your personal guide to the law. 4th ed. Retrieved Jan. 8, 2008. http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305401/k.BCBB/Home.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). Retrieved Mar. 4, 2008. www.access-board.gov/ufas/ufas-html/ufas.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

United States Access Board. Publications list. Retrieved Mar. 4, 2008. www.access-board.gov/pubs.htm.

United States Department of Justice. ADA standards for accessible design. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008. www.ada.gov/stdspdf.htm [PDF: 4.5 MB / 62p.].

United States Department of Justice. Americans with Disabilities Act: ADA home page. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008. http://www.ada.gov/.

Aging

American Foundation for the Blind. AFB senior site. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.http://www.afb.org/seniorsitehome.asp.Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA). Aging in the know: your gateway to health and aging resources on the Web. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008. www.healthinaging.org/agingintheknow/default.asp. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Kemp, Bryan J., and Laura Mosqueda, eds. Aging with a disability: what the clinician needs to know. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 307p. $18.90. (2715 North Charles Street, 21218-4363).

MedlinePlus. Seniors’ health. Retrieved May 1, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/seniorshealth.html.

National Institute on Aging. Health information publications in English and in Spanish. Retrieved May 1, 2008. www.nia.nih.gov and www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol.

NIHSeniorHealth. Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. Retrieved May 1, 2008. http://nihseniorhealth.gov.

Orr, Alberta L., and Priscilla Rogers. Aging and vision loss: a handbook for families. New York: AFB Press, 2006. 232p. $24.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

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Assistive Technology

2008 AccessWorld guide to assistive technology products. New York: AFB Press, 2008. 304p. $34.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

ABLEDATA. Products, resources, and publications. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.abledata.com. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). ATA centers, vendors, and resource library. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.ataccess.org Link outside of Library of Congress. and http://www.ataccess.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. Assistive technology. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4&TopicID=31. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access. Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture. Publications. Retrieved May 2, 2008.http://www.catea.gatech.edu/publications.php. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Closing the gap. Organizations, producers, and searchable products database. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.closingthegap.com. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Family Center on Technology and Disability. Resources. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.fctd.info and www.fctd.info/resources/index_es.php. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Assistive technology products for information access. Reference circular 06-01. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2006. 28p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/assistive.html.

MedlinePlus. Assistive devices. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/assistivedevices.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/assistivedevices.html.

National Federation of the Blind. Technology resource list. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.nfb.org/nfb/Technology_Resource_List1.asp?SnID=950361355. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Technology. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2007. https://www.disability.gov

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Adaptive technology resources. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.tsbvi.edu/technology/index.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Trace Research and Development Center. Resources and publications. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. http://trace.wisc.edu. Link outside of Library of Congress.

United Cerebral Palsy. Products and services: assistive technology. Retrieved Apr. 8, 2008. www.ucp.org/ucp_channelsub.cfm/1/14/86. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Biography

American Foundation for the Blind. Anne Sullivan Macy: miracle worker. Retrieved Apr. 30, 2008. www.afb.org/annesullivan. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. Helen Keller. Retrieved Apr. 30, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=1. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. Helen Keller archives: collection summary. Retrieved Apr. 30, 2008. www.afb.org/ead/ead.asp?part=front. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Printing House for the Blind. Hall of Fame: leaders and legends of the blindness field. Retrieved May 2, 2008.http://www.aph.org/hall_fame/index.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Chambers, Diane P. Words in my hands: a teacher, a deaf-blind man, an unforgettable journey. Conifer, CO: Ellexa Press LLC, 2005. 262p. $15.95. (32262 Steven Way, 80433).

Family Village. Famous people with disabilities. Retrieved Mar. 4, 2008. http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/general/famous.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Freeberg, Ernest. The education of Laura Bridgman: first deaf and blind person to learn language. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. 264p. $18.50. Also available from NLS as BR13354 and RC51875.

Gitter, Elisabeth. The imprisoned guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001. $15. Also available from NLS as BR13353 and RC51840.

Hess, Aimee. Helen Keller. Women who dare series. Petaluma, CA: Pomegranate Communications, Inc., in association with the Library of Congress, 2006. 64p. $12.95. (P.O. Box 808022, 94975).

Kleege, Georgina. Blind rage: letters to Helen Keller. Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2006. 209p. $19.95. Also available from NLS as BR16939 and RC63900.

Matson, Floyd. Blind justice: Jacobus tenBroek and the vision of equality. Washington: Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America, Inc., and National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2005. 294p. Free. Also available from NLS as BR15863 and RC59656.

Mellor, C. Michael. Louis Braille: a touch of genius. Boston: National Braille Press, 2006. 133p. $35 for print, $25 for braille. (88 Saint Stephen Street, 02115). Also available from NLS as BR16790 and RC63350.

Nielsen, Kim E., ed. Helen Keller: selected writings. New York: New York University Press in conjunction with the American Foundation for the Blind, 2005. 317p. $35. Also available from NLS as BR16226 and RC61696.

Wilson, James. Biography of the blind. Washington: Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America, Inc., and National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1995. 501p. Free. Also available from NLS as BR10518 and RC42343.

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Blindness and Low Vision see also Statistics and Surveys

American Foundation for the Blind. AFB directory of services for blind and visually impaired persons in the United States and Canada, 27th ed. New York: AFB Press, 2005. $39.95 online subscription, $79.95 paperback with one-year online subscription. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

American Foundation for the Blind. What you need to know about low vision. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=44&TopicID=189&DocumentID=1757. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Braille Plus, Inc. Definitions and terms related to braille, visual impairments, and blindness. Retrieved Feb. 21, 2008. http://brailleplus.net. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Change, David F., and Howard Gimbel. Cataracts: a patient's guide to treatment. Omaha, NE: Addicus Books, 2004. 124p. $14.95. (P.O. Box 45327, 68145).

Herie, Euclid J. Journey to independence: blindness, the Canadian story. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Group, 2005. 216p. $40.28. Available for purchase from Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8, Canada. Also available from NLS as BRX00839.

Jacobus tenBroek Library resource guide. 72p. Free. Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, Jernigan Institute, 2007. (1800 Johnson Street, 21230).

Kirchner, Corinne. Data on blindness and visual impairment in the U.S.: a resource manual on social demographic characteristics, education, employment and income, and service delivery. 2d ed. New York: American Foundation for the Blind, 1988. 387p.

Koestler, Frances A. The unseen minority: a social history of blindness in the United States. New York: AFB Press, 1976, reissued 2004. $59.95. Also available from NLS as BRA14388 and RC37927.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Blindness and visual impairments: information and advocacy organizations. Reference circular 07-02. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2007. 48p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/blindorg2007.html.

Low vision gateway. Retrieved May 2, 2008.http://www.lowvision.org/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Matson, Floyd. Walking alone and marching together: a history of the organized blind movement in the United States, 1940-1990. Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, 1990. 1116p. Also available from NLS as BR08172 and RC31066.

MedlinePlus. Eye diseases. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eyediseases.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/eyediseases.html.

MedlinePlus. Vision impairment and blindness. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/visionimpairmentandblindness.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/visionimpairmentandblindness.html.

Megivern, James J., and Marjorie L. Megivern. People of vision: a history of the American Council of the Blind. Washington: American Council of the Blind, 2003. 719p. (1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004, DC 20005). Also available from NLS as BR14800 and RC56115.

Mogk, Lylas G., and Gregory Goodrich. The history and future of low vision services in the United States. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 98, Oct. 2004: 585–600.

Mogk, Lylas G., and Marja Mogk. Macular degeneration: the complete guide to saving and maximizing your sight. New York: Random House, 2003. 455p. $15.95. Also available from NLS as RC60826.

Mogk, Lylas G., and Gale Watson, eds. Special issue on age-related macular degeneration. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 102, Oct. 2008: 581–659 (entire issue).

National Association for Visually Handicapped. Resources on eye information and vision aids. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.navh.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Eye Institute. Eye health organizations database. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/resourceSearch.asp

National Eye Institute. Health information. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nei.nih.gov/health/ and www.nei.nih.gov/health/espanol/index.asp.

New York Institute for Special Education. Blindness Resource Center. Eye diseases and conditions. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.nyise.org/eye.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

NIHSeniorHealth. Low vision. Retrieved May 1, 2008. http://nihseniorhealth.gov/lowvision/toc.html.

Omvig, James H., ed. The blindness revolution: Jernigan in his own words. Critical concerns in blindness series. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2006. 477p. $73.25 (hardcover), $39.99 (paperback). (P.O. Box 79049, 28271). Also available from NLS as BR15781 and RC59457.

Perkins School for the Blind. Information clearinghouse on blindness and visual impairment. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2011. www.perkins.org/resources/scout. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Prevent Blindness America. Eye health and safety brochures. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.preventblindness.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, Mississippi State University. Information and resource referral project. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.blind.msstate.edu. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Ringgold, Nicolette Pernot. Out of the corner of my eye: living with macular degeneration. New York: AFB Press, 2007. 140p. $29.95 (paperback). Also available in ASCII on floppy diskette, audio CD, and MP3. Sardegna, Jill, and others. The encyclopedia of blindness and vision impairment. 2nd ed. New York: Facts on File, 2002. 333p. $75.

Sardegna, Jill, and others. Living with vision problems: the sourcebook for blindness and vision impairment. New York: Checkmark Books, 2002. 344p. Also available from NLS as BR14343 and RC55327.

Schlachter, Gail Ann, and R. David Weber. Funding for persons with visual impairments: large-print edition. El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service Press, 2008. 315p. $30. (5000 Windplay Drive, Suite 4, 95762).

Tuttle, Dean W., and Naomi R. Tuttle. Self-esteem and adjusting with blindness: the process of responding to life’s demands. 3rd ed. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 2004. 305p. $51.95. Also available from NLS as BR16647 and RC66055.

Zuckerman, Diana M. Blind adults in America: their lives and challenges. Washington: National Center for Policy Research for Women and Families, 2004. 9p. Retrieved Apr. 22, 2008.

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Braille

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults. Free braille books program and Kenneth Jernigan Library for Blind Children. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. www.actionfund.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. Braille. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=6. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Cooper, Holly L. A brief history of tactile writing systems for readers with blindness and visual impairments. Retrieved June 9, 2008. www.tsbvi.edu.Link outside of Library of Congress.

Curran, Eileen P. Just enough to know better: a braille primer. 9th ed. Boston: National Braille Press, 2006. $12. (88 Saint Stephen Street, 02115).

Dixon, Judith, ed. Braille into the next millennium. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, and Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America, Inc., 2000. 600p. Also available from NLS as BR13188 and RC50969.

International Braille Research Center. International Electronic Braille Book Library. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008.http://www.braille.org/braille_books/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Braille literacy: resources for instruction, writing equipment, and supplies. Reference circular 04-03. Compiled by Freddie Peaco. Washington, 2004. 56p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/brailleliteracy.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Braille preservation and salvage guidelines. Technical circular 03-01. Washington, 2003. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/technical/circulars/braillepreservationguidelines.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: About braille. Washington, n.d. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/braille.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: Web-Braille. Washington, 2003. 2p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/webbraille.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Sources of braille reading materials. Reference circular 07-01. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum and Carol Strauss. Washington, 2007. 34p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/braillesources. html.

National Braille Association (NBA). Publications and NBA courses. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.nationalbraille.org/index.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. Braille storybook resources. Future reflections, v. 25, fall 2006: 44–46. Also available online at www.nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr23/fr06fal13.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

New York Institute for Special Education. Blindness Resource Center. Braille on the Internet. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. www.nyise.org/braille.htm Link outside of Library of Congress..

Perkins School for the Blind. Information Clearinghouse on Blindness and Visual Impairment. Literacy and braille. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. http://www.perkins.org/scout/literacy-and-braille/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

World braille usage. Paris: UNESCO and Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1990. 124p. Free.

Wormsley, Diane. Braille literacy: a functional approach. New York: AFB Press, 2004. 124p. $34.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

Child Development

American Foundation for the Blind. FamilyConnect. Retrieved Aug. 4, 2008. www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.asp. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Batshaw, Mark L., Louis Pellegrino, and Nancy J. Roizen, eds. Children with disabilities. 6th ed. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007. 832p. $74.95.

Chen, Deborah, and June E. Downing. Tactile strategies for children who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities: promoting communication and learning skills. New York: AFB Press, 2006. 210p. $39.95.

Holbrook, M. Cay, ed. Children with visual impairments: a parents’ guide. 2d ed. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2006. 434p. $18.95. (6510 Bells Mill Road, 20817).

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Parents’ guide to the development of preschool children with disabilities: resources and services. Reference circular 04-04. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum and Carol Strauss. Washington, 2004. 32p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/parents.html.

Lutkenhoff, Marlene, ed. Children with spina bifida. 2d ed. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2008. $21.95.

Martin, Sieglinde. Teaching motor skills to children with cerebral palsy and similar movement disorders: a guide for parents and professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2006. $19.95.

MedlinePlus. Cerebral palsy. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cerebralpalsy.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/cerebralpalsy.html.

MedlinePlus. Spina bifida. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spinabifida.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/spinabifida.html

Miller, Freeman, Steven J. Bachrach, and others. Cerebral palsy: a complete guide for caregiving. 2d ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. 496p. $18.95.

Perkins School for the Blind. Information Clearinghouse on Blindness and Visual Impairment. Child development and early intervention. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2011. www.perkins.org/resources/scout/early-childhood. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Consumer Information

2008 annual resource guide: a compendium of resources for the special needs community. EP/Exceptional parent, v. 38, Jan. 2008. 192p. (entire issue).

Aetna InteliHealth. Diseases and conditions. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/408/408.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Federal Citizen Information Center. Publications in English and in Spanish. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. www.pueblo.gsa.gov.

Foundation Center. Reference guide for individuals with disabilities. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/guides/disabilities_indiv.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Health Information Center. 2008 federal health information centers and clearinghouses. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.health.gov/NHIC/Pubs/2008clearinghouses/clearinghouses.htm.

National Health Information Center. 2008 toll-free numbers for health information. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.health.gov/NHIC/Pubs/2008tollfreenumbers/tollfreenumbers1.htm.

National Health Information Center. http://healthfinder.gov/ and www.healthfinder.gov/espanol/.

National Institutes of Health. Health information. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://health.nih.gov and http://salud.nih.gov.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC). Publications and ready reference. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.naric.com.

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Deaf-Blindness and Deafness

Gallaudet University. Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Information on deafness. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/Clerc_Center/Information_and_Resources/Info_To_Go.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Guidelines for interacting with people who are deaf-blind. Sands Point, NY: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, 2004. [pamphlet]. Free. (141 Middle Neck Road, 11050). Also available online at www.hknc.org/Guidelines.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. Publications and services. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. http://hknc.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Deaf-blindness: national organizations and resources. Reference circular 03-01. Washington, 2004. 21p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/deafblind.html.

National Center for the Study and Treatment of Usher Syndrome. Usher syndrome. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. http://www.boystownhospital.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. DB-link information services. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.nationaldb.org/index.php. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. Resources in Spanish, including Spanish-English glossary of deaf-blind terms. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.nationaldb.org/ISespanol.php. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. State resource fact sheets. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. http://nationaldb.org/ppStateFactSheets.php. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hearing, ear infections, and deafness. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing and www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/spanish.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Texas Deafblind project. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.tsbvi.edu. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Diabetes

American Diabetes Association. All about diabetes. Retrieved May 6, 2008. www.diabetes.org Link outside of Library of Congress. and www.diabetes.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Diabetes Association complete guide to diabetes. 4th ed. Alexandria, VA, 2005. 554p. $19.95. Also available from NLS as RC61586.

American Diabetes Association. Diabetes statistics. Retrieved May 6, 2008. www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics.jsp. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. AFB senior site: diabetes. Retrieved June 9, 2008. www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=63&TopicID=291&SubTopicID=126. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Children with diabetes: the online community for kids, families, and adults with diabetes. Retrieved May 7, 2008. www.childrenwithdiabetes.com. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Life with diabetes. Retrieved May 7, 2008. www.jdrf.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

MedlinePlus. Diabetes type 1. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetestype1.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/diabetestype1.html.

MedlinePlus. Diabetic eye problems. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabeticeyeproblems.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/diabeticeyeproblems.html.

Metzger, Boyd E. American Medical Association guide to living with diabetes: preventing and treating type 2 diabetes—essential information you and your family need to know. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2006. 288p. $29.95. $16.95 (paperback). Also available from NLS as BR16922 and RC63411.

National Diabetes Education Program. About diabetes and pre-diabetes. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://ndep.nih.gov/publications/ and http://ndep.nih.gov/publications/Publicaciones.aspx.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Diabetes: A to Z list of topics and titles. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/a-z.asp.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Diabetes dictionary. Retrieved May 1, 2008. (English and Spanish). www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/dictionary/index.htm and http://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/spanish/pubs/dictionary/index.htm.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Directory of diabetes organizations. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/resources/organizations.htm.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Your guide to diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Retrieved May 1, 2008. www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/type1and2/index.htm and www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/spanish/pubs/type1and2/index.htm.

National diabetes statistics, 2007. Retrieved May 1, 2008. http://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/index.htm.

Palmer, Kathryn Gregorio. When you’re a parent with diabetes: a real life guide to staying healthy while raising a family. Long Island City, NY: Hatherleigh Press, 2006. 123p. $12.95. (5-22 46th Avenue, Suite 200, 11101).

Reed, James W., and Agiua Heath. Living with diabetes: a guide for patients and parents. Chicago: Hilton Publishing, 2005. 221p. $16.95. (1630 45th Street, Suite 103, Munster, IN 46321).

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Education of Blind Children

American Foundation for the Blind. Educating blind and visually impaired students: policy guidance from OSERS [Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services]. Retrieved May 7, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=3&TopicID=138&DocumentID=720. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. When you have a visually impaired student in your classroom: a guide for teachers. When you have series. New York: AFB Press, 2002. 84p. $19.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

Bishop, Virginia E. Mini-steps and milestones: a history of services for young children who are blind or visually impaired. Watertown, MA: Perkins School for the Blind and Austin: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2006. 270p. $25.

Bishop, Virginia E. Teaching visually impaired children. 3rd ed. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 2004. 335p. $49.95.

Castellano, Carol. Making it work: educating the blind/visually impaired student in the regular school. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2005. 227p. $35. (P.O. Box 4967, 06831).

Cheadle, Barbara. Twelve tips for classroom teachers. Future reflections, v. 24, special issue, 2005. Also available online at www.nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr19/fr05si10.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Erin, Jane N. When you have a visually impaired student with multiple disabilities in your classroom: a guide for teachers. When you have series. New York: AFB Press, 2004. 111p. $19.95. (P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

Goodman, Stephen A., and Stuart H. Wittenstein, eds. Collaborative assessment: working with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. New York: AFB Press, 2003. 430p. $59.95.

Heydt, Kathy, and others. Perkins activity and resource guide: a handbook for teachers and parents of students with visual and multiple disabilities. 2d ed., revised and updated. Watertown, MA: Perkins School for the Blind, 2004. 1 v. and CD-ROM. $80. (175 North Beacon Street, 02472).

LaVenture, Susan, ed. A parents’ guide to special education for children with visual impairments. New York: AFB Press, 2007. 395p. $34.95.

Mendiola, Rosalinda, and others. A unique way of learning: teaching young children with optic nerve hypoplasia. Los Angeles: Blind Children’s Center, 2005. 64p. $10. [booklet]. (4120 Marathon Street, 90029).

Russotti, Joanne, and Rona Shaw. When you have a visually impaired student in your classroom: a guide for paraeducators. When you have series. New York: AFB Press, 2004. 126 p. $19.95.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Instructional resources. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.tsbvi.edu. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Employment and Rehabilitation

American Foundation for the Blind. CareerConnect. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=7/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Foundation for the Blind. Employment statistics for people who are blind or visually impaired: U.S. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=15&DocumentID=1529. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Crudden, Adele, and others. Overcoming barriers to employment among people with visual disabilities: perspectives of rehabilitation providers. Mississippi State, MS: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, 2004. 82p. $20. (P.O. Box 6189, 39762). Abridged in Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 99, June 2005: 325–335.

Disability and employment: a research focus of the Urban Institute. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/disability.cfm/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Employment topics. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2007. https://www.disability.gov.

Griffin, Cary, and David Hammis. Making self-employment work for people with disabilities. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2003. 242p. $37.95. Also available from NLS as BR14945 and RC56855.

Job Accommodation Network. Publications and resources. Retrieved May 7, 2007. http://www.jan.wvu.edu Link outside of Library of Congress. and http://www.jan.wvu.edu/espanol/index.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Employment of people with disabilities: a resource guide. Reference circular 05-02. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2005. 45p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/employment.html.

National Federation of the Blind. Employment and rehabilitation. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.nfb.org/nfb/Employment_and_Rehabilitation.asp?SnID=2. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Organization on Disability. Best practices in employment for people with disabilities: a literature review. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2007. www.nod.org/Resources/PDFs/best_practices.pdf Link outside of Library of Congress. [PDF: 122KB / 9p.]

National Organization on Disability. National EmployAbility Partnership. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2007. www.nod.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1556. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Rumrill, Phillip D., Mary L. Hennessey, and Steven W. Nissen. Employment issues and multiple sclerosis. 2nd ed. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2008. 246p. $24.95. (386 Park Avenue South, Suite 301, 10016).

Ryan, Daniel J. Job search handbook for people with disabilities. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Publishing, 2004. 274p. $17.95. (8902 Otis Avenue, 46216). Also available from NLS as BR15463 and RC58010.

United States Department of Labor. Office of Disability Employment Policy. A to Z list of topics. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. http://www.dol.gov/dol/siteindex.htm.

United States Department of Labor. Office of Disability Employment Policy. Statistics about people with disabilities and employment. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.dol.gov.

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Learning and Reading Disabilities

The complete learning disabilities directory. 15th ed. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing, 2008. 800p. $145. (185 Millerton Road, 12546).

Family Village. Attention deficit disorder. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_adhd.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Family Village. Dyslexia. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/ libdysl.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

LD online. LD basics and LD topics. Retrieved May 9, 2008. www.ldonline.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress. and http://www.ldonline.org/features/espanol. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Learning disabilities: national organizations and resources.

Reference circular 04-05. Compiled by Robert Jones. Washington, 2004. 24p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/learning.html.

MedlinePlus. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.html.

MedlinePlus. Learning disorders. Retrieved Apr. 9, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/learningdisorders.html.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Washington, 2004. (P.O. Box 1492, DC 20013). Also available online at http://www.nichcy.org/Disabilities/Specific/Pages/ADHD.aspx. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Learning disabilities (LD). Washington, 2004. Also available online at www.nichcy.org/Disabilities/Specific/Pages/LD.aspx. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Reading and learning disabilities. Briefing paper 17. 4th ed. Washington, 2004.

National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Retrieved Apr. 16, 2008. http://www.nimh.nih.gov

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities. Learning disabilities resource kit: specific learning disabilities determination procedures and responsiveness to intervention. Retrieved Apr. 16, 2008. www.nrcld.org/resource_kit. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Rief, Sandra F. The ADHD book of lists: a practical guide for helping children and teens with attention-deficit disorders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. 412p.

Shaywitz, Sally. Overcoming dyslexia: a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 414p.

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Libraries and Library Service see also Talking-Book Program, Library of Congress

American Library Association. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies. Library services for people with disabilities policy. Retrieved May 9, 2008. www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaissues/libraryservices.cfm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Brazier, Helen, and David Owen, eds. Library and information services for visually impaired people. Library trends, v. 55, spring 2007: 757–993 (entire issue).

Carey, Kevin. The opportunities and challenges of the digital age: a blind user’s perspective. Library trends, v. 55, spring 2007: 767–784.

DeLatte, Monique, ed. Library accessibility: what you need to know. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, 2008. Retrieved Aug. 1, 2008.http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaprotools/accessibilitytipsheets/ Link outside of Library of Congress.

DO-IT. Universal access: making library resources accessible to people with disabilities. Retrieved May 9, 2008.http://www.washington.edu/doit/UA/PRESENT/libres.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

European Blind Union. Libraries for blind and partially sighted people in Europe. Retrieved May 9, 2008. www.euroblind.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Harris, Leslie and associates. Accessibility basics for librarians: an educational service of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy. [online tutorial.] Retrieved Apr. 23, 2008. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/emailtutorials/accessibilitya/accessibility.cfm Link outside of Library of Congress.

Honnold, RoseMary, and Saralyn A. Mesaros. Serving seniors: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. [How-to-do-it manuals for librarians, no. 127.] New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004. 249p. $59.95.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Libraries for the Blind Section. Funding and governance of library and information services for visually impaired people: international case studies. Part 1: summary report, Part 2: country studies, and Part 3: appendixes. London: Rightscom Ltd., 2007. Available online at http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s31/ Link outside of Library of Congress. and as a DAISY multimedia disk from Helen Brazier, Secretary, IFLA Libraries for the Blind Section, c/o RNIB National Library Service at helen.brazier@rnib.org.uk. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Irvall, Birgitta, and Gyda Skat Nielsen. Access to libraries for persons with disabilities—checklist. IFLA professional reports, no. 89, 2005. Retrieved May 1, 2008. www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-89e.pdf [PDF: 531KB / 18p.].

Kavanagh, Rosemary, and Beatrice Christensen Skold, eds. Libraries for the blind in the information age: guidelines for development. IFLA professional reports, no. 7. Retrieved May 1, 2008. http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s31/pub/Profrep86.pdf Link outside of Library of Congress. [PDF: 945KB / 87p.].

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

Owen, David. Sharing a vision to improve library services for visually impaired people in the United Kingdom. Library trends, v. 55, spring 2007: 809–829.

Wallace, Annette. Out of darkness: library services for the blind and print disabled in Trinidad and Tobago. In: Peltier-Davis, Cheryl, and Shamin Renwick, eds. Caribbean libraries in the 21st century: changes, challenges, and choices. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2007. pp. 133–144.

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Physical Handicaps and Chronic Illness see also Statistics and Surveys

Alpert, Michelle J., and Saul Wisnia. Spinal cord injury and the family: a new guide. Harvard University Press family health guides. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. 360p. $35, $16.95 (paperback).

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center. Information and resources. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers.

Arthritis Foundation. Diseases A to Z. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.arthritis.org and http://www.arthritis.org/espanol/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Publications and state profiles. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/S.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center. Health topics A to Z. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.paralysis.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Disability social history project. Biographies and bibliographies. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2008. www.disabilityhistory.org/index.html.

Ferguson career resource guide for people with disabilities. 3d ed. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2006. 497p. (v. 1), 507p. (v. 2). $150.

A guide to disability rights laws. Washington: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, 2005. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2008. www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.

Jaeger, Paul T., and Cynthia Ann Bowman. Understanding disability: inclusion, access, diversity, and civil rights. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2005. 165p. $51.95.

Kalb, Rosalind C. Multiple sclerosis: the questions you have, the answers you need. 4th ed. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2008. 640p. $39.95. Also available from NLS as RC46454.

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

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Physical disabilities: information and advocacy organizations. Reference circular 03-01. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2003. 49p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/physical. html.

MedlinePlus. Coping with chronic illness. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/copingwithchronicillness.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/copingwithchronicillness.html.

MedlinePlus. Disabilities. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/disabilities.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/disabilities.html.

MedlinePlus. Epilepsy. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/epilepsy.html.

MedlinePlus. Multiple sclerosis. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/multiplesclerosis.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/multiplesclerosis.html.

Milam, Lorenzo. Twenty-two influential books on disability. New mobility, v. 14, Aug. 2003: 24–28.

Mosher, Dianne, Howard Stein, and Gunnar Kraag. Living well with arthritis: a sourcebook for understanding and managing your arthritis. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2005. 412p. $24.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). NINDS traumatic brain injury information page. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm and http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov.

Schapiro, Randall T. Managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. 5th ed. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2007. 206p. $19.95.

Selzer, Michael E., and Bruce H. Dobkin. Spinal cord injury: a guide for patients and families. American Academy of Neurology Press quality of life guides. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2008. 156p. $19.95.

Silver, Julie K. Post-polio syndrome: a guide for polio survivors and their families. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002. 304p. $18.

The Surgeon General’s call to action to improve the health and wellness of persons with disabilities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General, 2005. 46p. Free. Also available online at www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/disabilities/.

Switzer, Jacqueline Vaughn. Disabled rights: American disability policy and the fight for equality. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2003. 318p. $24.95. Also available from NLS as BR14882 and RC56788.

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Physical Handicaps in Literature see also Talking-Book Program, Library of Congress

AccessAbility @ your library: book list recommendations. Retrieved July 8, 2008. http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_ability_library. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Blind Children’s Fund. Children’s books with characters who are blind. Retrieved July 8, 2008. http://www.blindchildrensfund.org/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Disability awareness: a selected bibliography. Reference bibliography 03-01. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2003. 49p. Free. ,Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/bibliographies/awareness. html.

Linda Lucas Walling collection: materials for and/or about children with disabilities. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.libsci.sc.edu. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Nasatir, Diane. Guide for reviewing children’s literature that include people with disabilities: books written for children three to five years of age. Retrieved Aug. 7, 2008. www.circleofinclusion.org/english/books/index.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Prater, Mary Anne. Books that portray characters with disabilities: a top 25 list for children and young adults. Teaching exceptional children, v. 40, Mar.–Apr. 2008: 32–38.

Schneider Family Book Award. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/schneideraward/schneiderfamily.cfm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Ward, Marilyn. Voices from the margins: an annotated bibliography of fiction on disabilities and differences for young people. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. $51.95.

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Resources about Materials in Special Media

American Foundation for the Blind. Tips for making print more readable. Retrieved Mar. 20, 2008.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. Accessible Textbooks Department. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.aph.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. Louis database of accessible materials for people who are blind or visually impaired. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.aph.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Arditi, Aries. Making text legible: designing for people with partial sight. New York: Lighthouse International, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.lighthouse.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Bookshare.org. http://www.bookshare.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress. and www.bookshare.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Books out loud: Bowker’s guide to audiobooks. New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker LLC. Annual. 2v.

The complete directory of large print books and serials. New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker LLC. Annual. 1v.

Kitchel, J. Elaine. Large print: guidelines for optimal readability and APHont, a font for low vision. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind, 2004. 11p. Also available online at www.aph.org/edresearch/lpguide.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: Selected sources for electronic texts. Washington, 2005. 11p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/etexts.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Guide to spoken-word recordings: popular literature. Reference circular 04-02. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2004. 47p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/spokenword.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The magazine program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference circular 07-03. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington, 2007. 21p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magazines.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Magazines in special media. Washington, 2005. 78p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reading materials in large print: a resource guide. Reference circular 05-03. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2005. 30p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/largeprint.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Sources of custom-produced books: braille, audio recordings, and large print. Washington, 2001. 103p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/sources.html.

Nail-Chiwetalu, Barbara. Guidelines for accessing alternative format educational materials. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.loc.gov/nls/other/guidelines.html.

National Instructional Materials Access Center. Accessible media producers and resources for teachers and parents. Retrieved May 8, 2008. http://www.nimac.us/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=58&TopicID=255. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Perera, Sylvie. LPfont: an investigation into the legibility of large print typefaces. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.tiresias.org/research/reports/lpfont%20report/index.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Book catalog, product catalog, and membership information. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.rfbd.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Statistics and Surveys see also Blindness and Low Vision; Physical Handicaps and Chronic Illness

American Foundation for the Blind. Statistical snapshots. Retrieved May 7, 2008. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=15. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Disability Statistics Center. Institute for Health and Aging. University of California, San Francisco. Publications. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2008. http://dsc.ucsf.edu/main.php. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Disability statistics: online resource for U.S. disability statistics. Retrieved Apr. 8, 2008. www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/DisabilityStatistics. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Erickson, William A., and Houtenville, Andrew J. A guide to disability statistics from the 2000 Decennial Census. Ithaca, NY: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics, Cornell University, 2005. Retrieved Apr. 8, 2008. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/edicollect/187. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Freedman, Vicki A., Linda G. Martin, and Robert F. Schoeni. Disability in America. Population bulletin, v. 59, Sept. 2004: 1–32 (entire issue). Also available online at www.prb.org/Articles/2004/AnOverviewofDisabilityinAmerica.aspx. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Interagency Committee on Disability Research. Current research: latest disability statistics. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2008. www.icdr.us. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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). Also available online at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/edicollect/1206. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Eye Institute. Statistics and data. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.nei.nih.gov/eyedata/.

National Organization on Disability. N.O.D./Harris survey of Americans with disabilities. Surveys conducted in 1998, 2000, and 2004. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.nod.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1556. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Prevent Blindness America. The economic impact of vision problems: the toll of major adult eye disorders, visual impairment, and blindness on the U.S. economy. Chicago, 2007. 22p. (211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, 60606). Also available online at www.preventblindness.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Prevent Blindness America. Vision problems in the U.S.: prevalence of adult vision impairment and age-related eye disease in America. Update to the 4th ed. Chicago, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.preventblindness.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

United States Census Bureau. Disability. Retrieved Mar. 4, 2008. www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html.

Wang, Qi. Disability and American families: 2000. Census 2000 special reports. Retrieved May 1, 2008. www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/censr-23.pdf [PDF: 696KB / 20p.].

Weathers, Robert R. A guide to disability statistics from the American Community Survey. Disability statistics user guide series. Ithaca, NY: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics, Cornell University, 2005. Retrieved May 6, 2008. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/edicollect/123. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Talking-Book Program, Library of Congress see also Libraries and Library Services; Physical Handicaps in Literature

American Foundation for the Blind. 75 years of AFB and talking books. Retrieved May 8, 2008. http://www.afb.org/section.asp?sectionID=69. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Caulton, Jane, and others. Accessible reading materials for youth: the evolution of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped children’s collection. Future reflections, v. 26, fall 2007: 37–43. Also available online at www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr26/Issue3/fr260314.htm. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Cylke, Frank Kurt, ed. Progress through the years 1973–2004: selected highlights. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2005. 16p. [booklet]. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/progress.html.

Cylke, Frank Kurt, Michael M. Moodie, and Robert E. Fistick. Serving the blind and physically handicapped in the United States of America. Library trends, v. 55, spring 2007: 796–808.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Current strategic business plan for the implementation of digital systems. Washington, 2006. 57p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/businessplan/businessplan2006.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: books for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Washington. Annual. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/annual.html.

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 statistics on readership and circulation. Washington. Annual. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/resources.html.

Majeska, Marilyn Lundell. Talking books: pioneering and beyond. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1988. 108p.

NLS kids zone and kids catalog. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.loc.gov/nls/ children/index.html.

Prine, Stephen, and George F. Thuronyi. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. In Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: for Congress, the nation, and the world. Washington: Library of Congress in association with Bernan Press, 2004. p. 39–43.

Revised standards and guidelines of service for the Library of Congress network of libraries for the blind and physically handicapped, 2005. Chicago: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association, 2005. 64p. $18.

That all may read: library service for blind and physically handicapped people. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1983. 518p.

“That all may read ...”: talking books for the blind and physically handicapped: perspectives. Public libraries v. 44, Mar.–Apr. 2005: 69–76.

You say it how?: LBPH (Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) pronunciation guide to names of public figures. Retrieved May 8, 2008. www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner/SayHow/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

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Travel, Transportation, and Recreation

Cutter, Joseph. Independent movement and travel in blind children: a promotion model. Critical concerns in blindness series. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2007. 331p. (P.O. Box 79049, 28271). Also available from NLS as BR17388 and RC65079.

Disability travel and recreation resources. Retrieved May 7, 2007. www.makoa.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation). Clearinghouse and national accessible travelers’ database. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://projectaction.easterseals.com. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Easter Seals Project ACTION. Status report on the use of wheelchairs and other mobility devices on public and private transportation. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/DocServer/WheelChairNewestVersion.pdf?docID=81943 Link outside of Library of Congress. [PDF 6.3MB / 90p.].

Harrington, Candy. 101 accessible vacations: travel ideas for wheelers and slow walkers. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2005. 338p. $24.95

Harrington, Candy. Barrier-free travel: a nuts and bolts guide for wheelers and slow walkers. 2d ed. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2005. 292p. $19.95. Also available from NLS as RC61293.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Information for travelers with physical or visual disabilities. Reference circular 02-02. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington, 2002. 20p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/travel.html.

Mobility International USA. National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange. Retrieved Mar. 6, 2008. www.miusa.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Center on Accessibility. Access A to Z. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008. www.ncaonline.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

National Council on Disability. The current state of transportation for people with disabilities in the United States. Retrieved May 2, 2008. www.ncd.gov.

National Limb Loss Information Center. Travel information for people with disabilities. Retrieved Feb. 5, 2008. www.amputee-coalition.org/fact_sheets/travel.html. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Perkins School for the Blind. Information Clearinghouse on Blindness and Visual Impairment. Orientation and mobility. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2011. www.perkins.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Perkins School for the Blind. Information Clearinghouse on Blindness and Visual Impairment. Physical education and sports. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2011. www.perkins.org/resources/scout/. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality (SATH). Access information. Retrieved Mar. 9, 2008. www.sath.org. Link outside of Library of Congress.

Special issue on orientation and mobility. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 99, Oct. 2005: 579–670 (entire issue).

Transportation. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2007.http://www.disabilityinfo.gov.

United Spinal Association. USA TechGuide: wheelchair sports, recreation, and accessible travel. Retrieved Mar. 7, 2007. www.usatechguide.org/articledisplay.php?artid=22. Link outside of Library of Congress.

United States Department of Transportation. Accessibility: equal access to transportation. Retrieved May 2, 2008. http://www.dot.gov/citizen_services/disability/disability.html

Winnick, Joseph P. Adapted physical education and sport. 4th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005. 592p. $68. (P.O. Box 5076, 61825).

Compiled by
Carol Strauss
Reference Section
nlsref@loc.gov

Additional copies of this circular or any of the reference circulars or bibliographies listed below are available free on request from the Reference Section.

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