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Travel in Adverse Weather Conditions

by Welsh, Richard L. and Wiener, William

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.

Visual Impairment: An Overview

by Bailey, Ian L. and Hall, Amanda

A general, down-to-earth look at the common forms of vision loss and their impact on the individual.

What Museum Guides Need to Know: Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors

by Groff, Gerda and Gardner, Laura

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.

What of the Blind? A Survey of the Development and Scope of Present-Day Work with the Blind: Volume 1

by Lende, Helga

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.

What of the Blind? A Survey of the Development and Scope of Present-Day Work with the Blind: Volume 2

by Lende, Helga

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.

Senior

An Introduction to Working with the Aging Person Who Is Visually Handicapped (2nd edition)

by Grayson, Dava

This book deals with aged blind persons, the ways and means of lending them a helping hand, services available to them, and solving other problems.

Prescriptions for Independence: Working with Older People Who Are Visually Impaired

by Griffin-Shirley, Nora and Groff, Gerda

An easy-to-read manual on how older persons with visual impairments can pursue their interests and activities in community residences, senior centers, long-term care facilities, and other settings.

Vision and Aging: Crossroads for Service Delivery

by Orr, Alberta L.

This overview of the service delivery systems in the aging and blindness fields covers the essential issues concerning vision loss among older persons in this country, the growth of visual impairment among the increasing number of elderly people in the United States, and the policy and service questions that will demand national attention throughout this and the coming decade.

Visually Impaired Seniors as Senior Companions: A Reference Guide for Program Development

by Orr, Alberta L.

The guide provides a framework for the reader to understand the core issues related to aging and vision loss, as well as the needs and capabilities of older visually impaired persons.

Teens, Children and Disabilities

Adjustment to Visual Disability in Adolescence

by Cowen, Emory L. and Underberg, Rita P. and Verrillo, Ronald T. and Benham, Frank G.

This volume describes a three-year research program in which the determination of some factors relating to adjustment in visually disabled adolescents was a prime objective.

Building Blocks: Foundations for Learning for Young Blind and Visually Impaired Children

by Dominguez, Joe and Dominguez, Betty

This bilingual (English/Spanish) book comprises six chapters each of Part I & II on Early Learning and Blind and Visually Impaired Children and on Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Preschoolers.

Mainstreaming and the American Dream: Sociological Perspectives on Parental Coping with Blind and Visually Impaired Children

by Nixon II, Howard

Based on in-depth interviews with parents and professionals, this research monograph presents a sociological framework for looking at the needs and aspirations of parents of blind and visually impaired children.

Piagetian Reasoning and the Blind

by Hatwell, Yvette

The book reports the results of a series of studies undertaken in the early 1960s on the cognitive development of children with congenital blindness.

Recreation Programming for Visually Impaired Children and Youth

by Kelley, Jerry D.

The book is designed primarily for the recreation consultant or trainer concerned with assisting the community recreation leader in his or her efforts to provide recreation programs and services for the visually impaired child.

Retrolental Fibroplasia and Autistic Symptomatology: An Investigation into Some Relationships Among Neonatal, Environmental, Developmental and Affective Variables in Blind Prematures

by Chase, Joan B.

In this monograph, based on a study of 263 subjects with RLF (Retrolental Fibroplasia-- an eye condition caused by excessive incubator oxygen), the author examines selected variables which may significantly affect subsequent development.

Sex Education for the Visually Handicapped

by American Foundation for the Blind

Sexuality is at present very much in the spotlight. It is stressed over and again by educators and child psychiatrists how important a good sex education is for the optimum development of the child.

The Blind Preschool Child

by Lowenfeld, Berthold

This book is a collection of papers presented at the National Conference On The Blind Preschool Child on March 13-15, 1947.

The Development of Social Skills by Blind and Visually Impaired Students: Exploratory Studies and Strategies

by Sacks, Sharon Zell and Kekelis, Linda S. and Robert J. Gaylord-Ross

The book, using an ethnographic approach, outlines the theoretical background of social-skills development, presents case studies and suggests guidelines for helping Blind and Visually Impaired children shape those encounters into satisfying ones.

The Effects of Blindness and Other Impairments on Early Development

by Jastrazembska, Zofja S.

A scientific study of blind children, where there are frequently marked delays in locomotor achievements by sighted standards.

The Influence of Parental Attitudes and Social Environment on the Personality Development of the Adolescent Blind

by Sommers, Vita Stein

The author's experience with visually handicapped children and young adults in schools is richly used in this study of the influence Of parental attitudes and social environment on the personality development of the adolescent blind.

General Career Advice

Looking at Employment Through a Lifespan Telescope: Age, Health, and Employment Status of People with Serious Visual Impairment

by Kirchner, Corinne and Schmeidler, Emilie and Todorov, Alexander

An analysis of the widely different employment issues for subgroups of the blind and visually impaired population.

Skills for Success: A Career Education Handbook for Children and Adolescents with Visual Impairments

by Wolffe, Karen E.

Innovative materials for helping youngsters start on successful careers! Skills for Success details specific activities for preparing children with visual impairments for independence in daily life and success on the job.

The Future of Work for Disabled People: Employment and the New Technology

by Morris, Ian and Leontief, Wassily and Oi, Walter Y. and Gallagher, William F. and Tausky, Curt and Kainen, Timm and Scadden, Lawrence A. and Dennis, William J. and Chamot, Dennis and Smith, Jesse M. and Bloch, Erich and Coates, Joseph F.

This important book, by an impressive and talented team of authors, will help us plan to ensure that workers with disabilities find their rightful place in the workplace of the future.

Occupation Specific Information

Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

by Kendrick, Deborah

The second title in the exciting Jobs That Matter series written by an award-winning blind journalist, Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired demonstrates the wide range of careers and talents that can be pursued by persons with visual impairments.

English / Spanish Basics for Orientation and Mobility Instructors

by Foy, Christian J.

This book was written as a teaching aid for orientation and mobility (O&M) instructors. Author's intention is not to teach the techniques of the profession but to supply the vocabulary instructors might use to teach students in Spanish.

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