The international peer-reviewed journal of record in the field
of vision loss
The National Sports Education Camps Project: Introducing Sports Skills to Students with Visual Impairments through Short-term Specialized Instruction—Paul E. Ponchillia, Jennifer Armbruster, and Jennipher Wiebold, print edition page(s), 685
Abstract: The National Sports Education Camps Project (NSEC), a joint partnership between Western Michigan University and the United States Association of Blind Athletes, provides short-term interventions to teach sports to children with visual impairments. A study comparing 321 students with visual impairments, ranging in age from 8 to 19 years, before and after they participated in the camp found that they knew more about sports, were able to jump and throw farther, held more positive attitudes, and were more likely to become involved in local sports activities. Benefits of short-term specialized programming and implications for practice were also examined.
Orientation and Mobility
Materials Testing in Long Cane Design: Sensitivity, Flexibility, and Transmission of Vibration—Mark D. Rodgers and Robert Wall Emerson, print edition page(s), 696
Abstract: Different materials that are used in manufacturing long cane shafts were assessed for their ability to transmit vibration and their sensitivity to tactile information, flexibility, and durability. It was found that the less flexible a cane shaft is, the better it transmits vibrations that are useful for discriminating surface textures and that shafts with less weight transmit energy at higher natural frequencies. A combination of decreased flexibility and decreased weight in a cane appears to optimize the cane's usefulness in discriminating the characteristics of surfaces.
Transforming a Traditional Personnel Preparation Program in Orientation and Mobility into an Online Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock—William H. Jacobson, print edition page(s), 707
A Master Trainer Class for Professionals in Teaching the UltraCane Electronic Travel Device—William Penrod, Michael D. Corbett, and Bruce Blasch, print edition page(s), 711
Students with Visual Impairments in a Dual-language Program: A Case Study—Madeline Milian and Vicki Pearson, print edition page(s), 715
Knowledge and Use of Low Vision Services Among Persons with Age-related Macular Degeneration—Robin J. Casten, Eileen K. Maloney, and Barry W. Rovner, print edition page(s), 720
NEWS AND FEATURES
The Effects of No Child Left Behind on the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired—Jane E. West, Eugene McMahon, Karen E. Blankenship, Clare Irwin, and Kay Alicyn Ferrell, print edition page(s), 677
College Bound: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments
Ellen Trief and Raquel Feeney
The transition from high school to college is a significant turning point in a student's life, and this easy-to-read guide gives students the tools they need to select and apply to college and move forward with skill and confidence. Everything a student needs to know from developing organizational, note taking, test taking, and study skills to managing living space, student-teacher relationships, social and academic life, and extracurricular and leisure time activities is included. College Bound is written to provide helpful pointers, suggestions, and strategies, plus friendly advice for:
* Disability Services Office Coordinators
* Rehabilitation Counselors
* High School Counselors
* Rehabilitation teachers
Large print, 280 pp. with appendixes, charts, illustrations
ASCII disk: 0-89128-804-X
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New York Institue for Special Education
Founded in 1831 as The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind
During the 2006/2007 school year, The New York Institute for Special Education will be celebrating its 175th Anniversary. Through its doors have been many leaders in the field of blindness and other disabilities. If you are a former student, parent, employee, intern, student teacher, consultant, or were involved in any other capacity we would like to hear from you.
Drop us a note via email or regular mail, and let us know what you are doing now, how and when you were involved with the school, and most importantly, what The New York Institute means to you. Please send correspondence to Lkirby@nyise.org, or via regular mail to NYISE, 999 Pelham Parkway, Bronx, NY 10469, Attn: 175th Anniversary. Please be sure to include your name, address, telephone number (s), email address and also the years and positions involved at the Institute. Thank you and we hope to hear from you.
JVIB Guidelines for Contributors
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues.
JVIB invites submissions in the following categories
Article: Full-length manuscripts on research, theory, reviews of the literature, or practice-based activities. The topics may have far-reaching and broad impact. Articles are peer reviewed. Length: 2,500-5,000 words.
Research Report: A shorter format for presenting research results. The main difference between articles and Research Reports is length. In addition, Research Reports may have a more focused or narrower impact than articles and may report pilot studies, research in progress, or studies with a small number of subjects. Research Reports are peer reviewed. Length: 1,000-2,500 words.
Practice Report: An opportunity for teachers, rehabilitation specialists, and other practitioners to share information about innovative techniques, strategies, and service delivery. Practice Reports are shorter in length than practice-based articles and may provide more focused information and a less comprehensive discussion of the implications. Practice Reports are peer reviewed. Length: 1,000-2,500 words.
Around the World: A forum for reporting on research or programs that are specific to one culture or part of the world and that may not have broader relevance. Around the Worlds are peer reviewed. Length: 500-2,500 words.
Comment: A discussion of a timely topic, based on the author s experience or opinions. Comments are not peer reviewed. Length: 500-1,000 words.
Letter to the Editor: A direct response to a paper that was recently published in JVIB. The authors of the paper referred to are given a chance to respond to the letter in the same issue in which the letter appears. Note that letters may be edited for length and style. Letters are not peer reviewed. Length: Varies.
Authors should send one paper copy and one disk copy (preferably in ASCII or Microsoft Word). Authors are required to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement that gives AFB copyright to the paper once it is published. JVIB does not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously submitted elsewhere or previously published elsewhere.
The full version of the JVIB Guidelines for Contributors can be found online, <www.afb.org/jvib_guidelines>, or by contacting AFB Press, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001; phone: 212-502-7651; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Manuscripts should be sent to: Duane R. Geruschat, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, Lions Vision Center, 550 North Broadway, 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205; e-mail: <email@example.com>.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment: Meeting Students' Learning Needs
Marilyn H. Gense and D. Jay Gense
Amid the current controversy around autism, this timely book focuses on the complex and varied effects on learning and behavior that result when a child with an autism spectrum disorder is also visually impaired. In this comprehensive look at how autism spectrum disorders interact with visual impairments, two exceptional educators condense their years of personal and professional experience into a one-of-a-kind handbook of effective ways to work with students.
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Special JVIB Theme Issue
Macular Degeneration: The New Epidemic
Guest editors: Lylas Mogk, M.D., medical director, Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center, Henry Ford Health System. Gale Watson, M.Ed., blind rehabilitation specialist, Blind Rehabilitation Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Office, Washington, D.C., and certified low vision therapist, Rehabilitation Research and Development Center on Aging Veterans with Vision Loss, Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2006
Projected publication date: October 2006
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on Macular Degeneration: The New Epidemic. More details will be available in subsequent issues of the journal.
Guidelines for contributors are generally printed in each issue of JVIB, and are also available from AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind: web site: <www.afb.org/jvib_guidelines>; phone: 212-502-7651; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Manuscripts should be sent for peer review to:
Dr. Duane Geruschat
Editor in Chief, JVIB
Lions Vision Center
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Baltimore, MD 21205
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