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

December 2006 • Volume 100 Number 12

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Celebrating 100 Years

Contents

ARTICLES

Employment

A Model of Successful Work Experience for Employees Who Are Visually Impaired: The Results of a Study—Dawn B. Golub, print edition page(s) 715-725

Physical Education

An Investigation of the Motivational Effects of Talking Pedometers Among Children with Visual Impairments and Deaf-Blindness—Lauren J. Lieberman, Moira E. Stuart, Karen Hand, and Barbara Robinson, print edition page(s) 726-736

Research Report

Objective Mobility Documentation Using Emerging Technologies—Michael D. Williams, Christopher T. Ray, Jean Wolf, and Bruce B. Blasch, print edition page(s) 736-741

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 707-714

A Look Back

Celebrating 100 Years of Knowledge: A Review and Future Perspective—Michael Bina, print edition page(s) 709

From the Field, print edition page(s) 743

News, print edition page(s) 744

Calendar, print edition page(s) 745-746

Index, print edition page(s) 747-768


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The 2007 JLTLI promises:

* A variety of networking opportunities;

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The New York Institute for Special Education 175 Years 1831-2006

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The New York Institute for Special Education, a private, non-profit, nonsectarian educational facility for children, seeks a committed and enthusiastic leader to serve as its Executive Director. NYISE serves school-age students with blindness or visual impairments, and with emotional and learning disabilities. It also serves preschoolers with developmental delays.

This is a unique opportunity to assume the leadership of an established and highly respected provider of special education and to help shape policy and practice in New York State as well as in the broader national and international arenas. The Institute seeks a strategic and results-oriented professional with proven organizational leadership experience, a deep commitment to the organization's mission of providing quality education to children with special needs, and extensive knowledge of special education programming, curriculum, and instruction, and corresponding federal, state, and local standards and regulations. The Executive Director also must be a strong communicator, enthusiastic leader, skillful manager, effective advocate for the Institute, and above all must reflect the integrity and dedication that has been the hallmark of the Institute for over 175 years.

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Families Connecting with Families in the Heartland of America
July 13-15, 2007 * Omaha, Nebraska

A national conference covering all aspects of raising and educating a child with a visual impairment, the 2007 FCF conference will include:

* Interactive sessions and panel discussions to address parents' most pressing interests: braille, social skills, college preparation, getting a first job, children with low vision or additional disabilities, & much more
* Networking with other families and professionals
* Daycare for children
* Activities designed especially for teens
* Fun for the whole family: a trip to Omaha's world-class Henry Doorly Zoo and a pioneer-style Family Cookout with campfires, music, and stories of the Wild West

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Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Sponsors
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Special JVIB Theme Issue:
Multiple Disabilities

Guest editor: Bernadette Kappen, Ph.D., director, Overbrook School for the Blind

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2007

Projected publication date: October 2007

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue, Multiple Disabilities. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Language and communication skills

* Career development and employment

* Social and emotional skills and sex education

* Orientation and mobility

* Leisure and recreation and community skills

* Self-determination

* Transition planning

* Special medical concerns and common etiologies

* Emergent literacy skills and functional literacy skills

* Social isolation

* Behavioral issues

* Motor development, including sensory integration

* Assessment, testing, and No Child Left Behind

* Personnel needs and preparations for pre-service and continuing education

* Technology and assistive technology

* Curriculum and effective Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

* Service delivery models and related services

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: <afbpress@afb.net>.

Manuscripts should be sent for peer review to:

Duane R. Geruschat, Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, JVIB
Lions Vision Center
550 North Broadway
6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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, 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, 2008

Projected publication date: October 2008

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on macular degeneration. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Pathology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), demographics, and risk factors
* Current medical and surgical treatments and those on the horizon
* The impact of AMD on visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and central visual field
* The functional impact of AMD: literacy, activities of daily living, community participation, and mobility and transportation
* The impact on function of co-morbidities common to aging
* The psychosocial impact of AMD
* Charles Bonnet Syndrome: prevalence, theories, and experience
* The impact of AMD on family and community interactions
* Personal stories of AMD
* The impact of AMD on society
* Rehabilitation of individuals with AMD: visual skills, activities of daily living, environmental adaptations, and counseling
* Service delivery systems and funding issues
* Outcome studies for rehabilitation services
* Future trends and expectations

The guest editors welcome your inquiries and ideas for this issue. Contact the editors by e-mail: Lylas Mogk, <lmogk1@hfhs.org>; and Gale Watson, <gale.watson@med.va.gov>.

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: <afbpress@afb.net>.

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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 World articles 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.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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: <press@afb.net>. 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: <jvib@lions.med.jhu.edu>.

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