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From Homer to Helen Keller

by Richard Slayton French

From Homer to Helen Keller, Homer stands for the greatest achievement of the blind in the times antecedent to their systematic education. He stands for all those bards, many of them blind or blinded, creators of literature and makers of our language, who through ballads, always of great vigor and sometimes of surpassing beauty, have handed down to us the glorious traditions of far-off heroic times.

Miss Keller stands for the supreme achievement of education. The blind claim her, but the deaf can claim her, too, and modern education can claim her more than either--and all humanity claims her with the best claim of all. For she is the epitome of all that is best in humanity, all that is most spiritual; and all this through conscious aim and directed effort, through education in its best sense.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

The Social Sources of Adjustment to Blindness

by Irving Faber Lukoff and Martin Whiteman

The impact of society on the blind is a complex issue, and many different tacks are necessary even if we are to only make little headway through the eddies and currents that alter and modify people's lives. This study is focused on the social forces that influence the adaptation of blind persons. The information derives from almost 500 interviews with blind persons selected from all walks of life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

HIV/AIDS Prevention

by Judy Matsuoka and Christine E. Pawelski. and Gaylen Kapperman

This manual is designed to help rehabilitation teachers, educators, and other practitioners who work with blind and visually impaired persons provide their clients with the facts they need to deal with the issues concerning HIV/AIDS.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

What of the Blind? A Survey of the Development and Scope of Present-Day Work with the Blind

by Helga Lende

What of the Blind? is designed with a view to presenting in one single volume the experience and opinions of leaders in this specialized field. The material has been grouped so that the student may easily find the aspect of the subject in which he is especially interested. Following each chapter is a short reading list which will serve as a guide to further study.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

The Blind in School and Society

by Thomas D. Cutsforth

The purpose of this book is to help acquaint the seeing with the blind and the blind with themselves.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

The Community of the Blind

by Yoon Hough Kim

Dr. Kim has investigated the validity of the widely-held view that while there are a large number of blind persons whose social lives are centered in the mainstream, that is with sighted persons, there are an equally large number of blind persons whose social lives are restricted mainly to other blind persons.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Images of Blind and Visually Impaired People in the Movies, 1913-1985

by Diane Wolfe and Wendy Erickson

Listed in this book are the titles and other information about movies that include characters who are blind or visually impaired.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Manual for the Stanford Multi Modality Imagery Test

by William L. Dauterman

The author's data on the test called "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test for the Blind" as a part of a research project has been revised in this manual under the name of "The Stanford Multi-Modality Imagery Test."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Ability Structure and Loss of Vision

by Jyrki Juurmaa

Psychological testing of the ability structures of the blind and sighted was commenced almost simultaneously during the first decades of this century. However, a majority of the studies concerning the blind, and the most crucial among them, sought to develop IQ-type test batteries, intended mainly for appraising their school achievement. By contrast, systematic studies have not been carried out to explore the relationships among different, mutually relatively independent traits and the quantitative contributions of such traits to different test performances. This lack of interest is perhaps due to the narrow range of occupations regarded as suitable for the blind: there has been no acute need for a more differentiated picture.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

The Demography and Causes of Blindness

by Hyman Goldstein

A report on the statistics of blindness from an international point of view.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

What of the Blind? A Survey of the Development and Scope of Present-Day Work with the Blind

by Helga Lende

This book is intended as a companion volume to What of the Blind? Recently published by the American Foundation for the Blind. The first volume was brought out in answer to a long-felt need for a convenient reference work to put in the hands of professional workers, board members and lay persons desiring general information on work with the blind. The subjects treated were mainly of a general nature as will be seen from the table of contents appended to this book.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

The Conquest of Blindness

by Henry Randolph Latimer

The term "Conquest of Blindness" is taken to include any preventive, remedial, educational, rehabilitating, or relief phase of work pertaining to the handicap of blindness.

The primary aim of the volume is to lift work for the conquest of blindness out of the miasma of alms and asylums into the more wholesome atmosphere of social adjustment.

Other aims of the volume are to serve as a supplementary text for the use of the profession, and as an incentive to the chance reader to delve more deeply into the subject, and to present as modestly as may be the autobiography of one blind person who has contributed in small measure toward the conquest of blindness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Low Vision

by Jane N. Erin and Virginia E. Bishop and Anne Corn

This research report, based on a multiphase survey of professionals, identifies important trends into the next century. Designed for administrators, policy planners and university instructors, as well as for direct service providers, Low Vision includes background overview papers by six eminent leaders in the low vision field.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Essays on Blindness Rehabilitation in Honor of Thomas J. Carroll

by John F. Muldoon

The author of the articles in this book has given us an excellent assessment of Father Carroll's concepts and the viability of those concepts today. Moreover, they have provided us with a look at the man behind the ideas.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Art Not by Eye

by Yasha Lisenco

The book, in two parts, deal with avenues for adventitiously blind adult, and the blind and severely visually impaired adults in the art program.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Visual Impairment

by Ian L. Bailey and Amanda Hall

A general, down-to-earth look at the common forms of vision loss and their impact on the individual. Explains the different aspects of visual impairment, describes adaptive techniques and devices, and provides information on available resources and services in a concise and easy-to-understand manner for busy professionals and visually impaired people and their families. Visual Impairment: An Overview seeks to clarify misconceptions and misunderstandings of the different aspects of visual impairment, describe adaptive techniques and devices, and provide information on available resources and services. Anyone with questions about vision loss will find this book a useful resource designed to increase understanding of visual impairment and the ability of visually impaired people to lead unimpaired lives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

What Museum Guides Need to Know

by Gerda Groff and Laura Gardner

This book provides practical, easy-to-use suggestions on how to greet and assist blind and visually impaired visitors. It also covers aesthetics and visual impairment, legal requirements for accessibility, and resources. It includes a training outline for museum professionals, a bibliography on art and museum access for blind and visually impaired persons, and guidelines for preparing large print, braille, and cassette materials.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Diabetes, Vision Impairment, and Blindness

by Allene R. Van Son

Vision impairment is a common complication of diabetes mellitus, which is itself the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. Three percent of the country's 10 million diabetics have experienced severe vision loss as a result of the disease. This means that diabetics frequently have to face additional problems of impending loss of vision and blindness. The purpose of this pamphlet is to explain the relationship between visual impairment and diabetes and to identify recent advances in treatment and rehabilitation to help diabetics and their families deal with the problems of vision loss.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Living with Impaired Vision

by Anne Yeadon and Dava Grayson

Blind and visually impaired people: active, concerned about their jobs, their families, their communities, obtaining a good education, discovering interesting ways to use their leisure time, and above all, as different from one another as any other group of people who happen to have one characteristic in common. Today there are visually impaired people in every major area of employment from professional occupations to technical and clerical work. There are blind lawyers and college professors and insurance salesmen and social workers, blind typists and switchboard operators, auto mechanics and chemical engineers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Non-Sighted and Sighted Adults' Volumetric Perceptions of Functional Objects

by T. M. Nelson and C. J. Ladan and J. Epps

A report on the study of the manner in which sighted, sighted-but-blindfolded, late-blind (subsequent to 7 years of age), and congenitally blind (blind since birth) persons employ physical parameters in determining weight and volume of functional objects.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Travel in Adverse Weather Conditions

by Richard L. Welsh and William Wiener

This report marks the first attempt to pull together the knowledge of a large number of people related to the problem of travel in adverse weather for people who have visual impairments. These ideas represent the state of the art as defined by a wide sample of practitioners from all over the United States who participated in the National Conference on Travel in Adverse Weather in Minneapolis in February, 1975.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Non-Fiction

Foundations of Low Vision

by Alan J. Koenig and Anne L. Corn

This text explains in great detail how to do low vision exams, the principles behind magnifiers and other forms of magnification, and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Low Vision

Toward Independence

by Anne Yeadon

This book is an introduction to the use of instructional objectives in the teaching of severely visually impaired persons. While it happens to use a daily living skills course as an example of how a teacher might develop a course around this educational method, it is not a daily living skills teaching manual. A creative teacher should be able to adapt the approach as described in Toward Independence to many other subjects.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Independent LIving Skills

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom

by Joanne Russotti and Rona Shaw and Susan Jay Spungin

This guide defines the paraeducator's role and how they work with other education team members. Subjects covered in the book include basics of visual impairment, tips for encouraging student growth and the special material and devices needed by the student. Forms are also included to help organize information and track progress.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

When You Have a Student with Visual and Multiple Disabilities in Your Classroom

by Jane N. Erin and Susan J. Spungin

As a special educator, a classroom teacher, or an educational team member, you may be working with a visually impaired student for the first time or as an experienced professional. This booklet provides information on how visual impairment affects learning in communication, movement, self-care skills, and other important areas, and on how to work effectively with students who have visual and other disabilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills


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