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AFB JOURNAL OVISUAL
IMPAIRMENT& BLINDNESS
  
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss  
 

July 2006 • Volume 100 Number 7

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Celebrating 100 Years

Contents

Articles

Braille

Review of Research: Neuroscience and the Impact of Brain Plasticity on Braille Reading—Cheryl Kamei Hannan, print edition page(s) 397-413

Mental Imagery

The Effects of Visual Experience and Training in Raised-Line Materials on the Mental Spatial Imagery of Blind Persons—David Dulin and Yvette Hatwell, print edition page(s) 414-424

Rehabilitation

Contextual Effects of Race or Ethnicity on Acceptance for Vocational Rehabilitation of Consumers Who Are Legally Blind—Brenda S. Cavenaugh, J. Martin Giesen, and Bernard A. Steinman, print edition page(s) 425-436

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 387-389

Letter to the Editor, print edition page(s) 389

A Look Back, print edition page(s) 390-396, 438-440

This Mattered to Me —Stuart H. Wittenstein, print edition page(s) 437-438

Web Special Feature

"The Exploration of a 'Tactile Aesthetic'"—Judith A. Rubin

From the Field, print edition page(s) 440-441

News, print edition page(s) 442-443

Calendar, print edition page(s) 443-448

Classified, print edition page(s) 448

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