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June 2006 • Volume 100 Number 6

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Envision Conference 10th Anniversary Save the Date Sept. 9-12 Denver, CO Early Bird Registration Deadline June 29, 2015

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Best Nemeth, Twitter, Dropbox, YouTube, Record in Daisy, and More

IMC 15 Montreal Canada International Mobility Conference Register NOW!

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Low Vision Simulators Plus VSRT (Pepper) Test LUV Reading Workbook

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Cover of ECC Essentials with various icons representing the expanded core curriculum

A visually impaired student prepares to run in a track meet.

CVI Focus series of webinars now available! (Image of light board)

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Celebrating 100 Years



Orientation & Mobility

Orientation and Mobility Content for Children and Youths: A Delphi Approach Pilot Study—Robert S. Wall Emerson and Anne L. Corn, print edition page(s) 331-342


Life Goals in Vision Rehabilitation: Are They Addressed and How?—Verena R. Cimarolli, Kathrin Boerner, and Shu-wen Wang, print edition page(s) 343-352

Listening Comprehension

The Effect of a Summarization-Based Cumulative Retelling Strategy on Listening Comprehension of College Students with Visual Impairments—A. Tuba Tuncer and Banu Altunay, print edition page(s) 353-365

Research Reports

The Self-concept of Spanish Young Adults with Retinitis Pigmentosa—Maria Dolores Lopez-Justicia and Inmaculada Nieto Cordoba, print edition page(s) 366-370

Changes in Patterns of Age-Related Visual Impairment in the Netherlands: A Comparison of Two Cohorts of Patients Referred to Rehabilitation Programs 10 Years Apart—Ger H. M. B. van Rens, Judith A. Lens, and Michael R. de Boer, print edition page(s) 370-375


Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 323

A Look Back

100 Years of Education—Jane N. Erin, print edition page(s) 325-330

Book Review

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment: Meeting Students' Learning Needs —Reviewed by Carol Seckington, print edition page(s) 377-378

From the Field, print edition page(s) 378-380

News, print edition page(s) 380-381

Calendar, print edition page(s) 381-384


Freedom Scientific Announces!


The TOPAZ Desktop Magnifier

Five models with more standard features:

* Camera only

* 15" or 17" CRT

* 17" or 19" LCD with adjustable height and viewing angle

* 2x to 70x magnification (1 9" screen)

* 28 screen color selections

* Auto Focus

* Focus Lock

* Position Locator

The SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance

* Press large, colorful buttons. SARA reads aloud in human-like voice

* Easy to use with no computer experience

* Accommodates many page sizes, from postcards to the telephone book

* Hear the voices of SARA: Visit www.sara-scanner.com

MAGic Screen Magnification

* 25 magnification levels from I x to 16x

* Speech option reduces eye fatigue by speaking screen information aloud

* Color functions eliminate glare and increase contrast

Freedom Scientific


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The GuildScholar Program

A Scholarship for Visually Impaired High School Students

Open to all legally blind students entering their senior year of high school in September. Must be a US Citizen or legal resident, have an excellent academic record and have demonstrated school and community leadership.

Scholarships of up to $15,000 will be competitively awarded to qualified students. The GuildScholar application is online.

Please log on to www.jgb.org/guildscholar

For more information, contact Gordon Rovins at rovinsg@jgb.org

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Teaching Social Skills to Students with Visual Impairments: From Theory to Practice

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A Parents' Guide to Special Education Services for Children with Visual Impairments

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Proceedings of the Summit on Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: Educational, Family, and Medical Perspective, April 30, 2005

Elizabeth Dennison and Amanda Hall Lueck, Editors

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Tactile Strategies for Children Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities: Promoting Communication and Learning Skills

Deborah Chen and June E. Downing

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Tactile Learning Strategies: Interacting with Children Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Deborah Chen and June E. Downing



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