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A Celebration of Solutions: National Symposium on Literacy for Adults with Visual Disabilities

by Wolffe, Karen E.

Although there has been an ever-increasing awareness of the critical need for literacy skills in the United States (Chisman, 1990; Graubard, 1991; Sum, 1999), very little attention has been focused on the special challenges inherent in providing basic literacy skills instruction to adults with visual disabilities.

A Psychiatrist Works with Blindness

by Cholden, Louis S.

Each patient will react to blindness in a manner characteristic for his personality. He will react to it as an emergency situation which will have most serious consequences for his future life plans.

Ability Structure and Loss of Vision

by Juurmaa, Jyrki

Psychological testing of the ability structures of the blind and sighted was commenced almost simultaneously during the first decades of this century.

Access to Mass Transit for Blind and Visually Impaired Travelers

by Wiener, William R. and Uslan, Mark M. and Peck, Alec F. and Stern, Arlene

Access to Mass Transit addresses travel issues vital to independence for blind and visually impaired persons from several perspectives- those of blind and visually impaired persons who use mass transit, orientation and mobility instructors, and transportation professionals.

Art Not by Eye: The Previously Sighted Visually Impaired Adult in Fine Arts Programs

by Lisenco, Yasha

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

Berthold Lowenfeld on Blindness and Blind People: Selected Papers

by Lowenfeld, Berthold

This book contains articles spanning a period of almost 40 years by Dr. Berthold Lowenfeld, a creative writer in education of the visually handicapped on Blindness and Blind People.

Data on Blindness and Visual Impairment in the U. S.: A Resource Manual on Social Demographic Characteristics, Education, Employment and Income, and Services Delivery (2nd edition)

by Kirchner, Corinne

Data from a wide variety of sources cover age, gender, race and ethnicity, education, employment and income, service delivery systems, vision services, employment-related services, and income benefits program.

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.

Essays on Blindness Rehabilitation in Honor of Thomas J. Carroll: A Festschrift

by Muldoon, John F.

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.

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives

by Koenig, Alan J. and Corn, Anne L.

This comprehensive text book introduces the world of low vision, the tests involved and their uses.

HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Guide for Working with People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

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

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.

Images of Blind and Visually Impaired People in the Movies, 1913-1985: An Annotated Filmography with Notes

by Wolfe, Diane and Erickson, Wendy

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

Living with Impaired Vision: An Introduction

by Yeadon, Anne and Grayson, Dava

People who come into contact with visually impaired persons during the normal course of their work need to have a basic understanding of how persons with impaired vision function.

Low Vision: Reflections of the Past, Issues for the Future

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

This research report, based on a multiphase survey of professionals, identifies important trends into the next century.

Manual for the Stanford Multi Modality Imagery Test

by Dauterman, William L.

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."

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

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

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.

Perceptual Factors in Braille Word Recognition

by Nolan, Carson Y. and Kederis, Cleves J.

This monograph presents the findings of several years of study of the braille system as a communication process.

Report on Needs Assessment Methodology

by Delaney, Anne Marie and Nuttall, Ronald L.

The major purpose of this report is to assist others who plan to conduct their own needs assessment for a blind population or for another special needs population.

The Blind in School and Society: A Psychological Study

by Cutsforth, Thomas D.

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

The Community of the Blind: Applying the Theory of Community Formation

by Kim, Yoon Hough

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.

The Conquest of Blindness: An Autobiographical Review of the Life and Work of Henry Randolph Latimer

by Latimer, Henry Randolph

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.

The Demography and Causes of Blindness

by Goldstein, Hyman

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

The Demography of Blindness Throughout the World

by Goldstein, Hyman

Most of the world's blindness could be prevented by organizations. For greatest effectiveness, their programs must be based upon accurate data. But even in the United States, where collection of data on blindness began in 1830, there are still no reliable trend data. Dr. Goldstein has done a valuable service in pulling together such statistics as can be found, and in discussing their weaknesses and strengths.

The Social Sources of Adjustment to Blindness

by Lukoff, Irving Faber and Whiteman, Martin

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.

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