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

October-November 2011 • Volume 105 Number 10

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Contents

ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Practice Report

Striving to Provide Innovative Orientation and Mobility Services in Times of Diminishing Resources

Kristi Barrella, Cheryl Besden, Nita Crow, Maya Delgado Greenberg, Gary Shrieves, Katie A. Smith, and Marcia Vickroy

Dog Guides

Assessment of Dog Guides by Users in Japan and Suggestions for Improvement

Naoko Koda, Masumi Kubo, Tomomi Ishigami, and Hiroaki Furuhashi

Assisting Handlers Following Attacks on Dog Guides: Implications for Dog Guide Teams

Cheryl A. Godley and Marc A. Gillard

Electronic Travel Aids

Users' Evaluations of Four Electronic Travel Aids Aimed at Navigation for Persons Who Are Visually Impaired

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Uta R. Roentgen, Gert Jan Gelderblom, and Luc P. de Witte

The Effectiveness of Verbal Information Provided by Electronic Travel Aids for Visually Impaired Persons

Else M. Havik, Aart C. Kooijman, and Frank J. J. M. Steyvers

Public Transport

The Brussels Metro: Accessibility Through Collaboration

Megan Strickfaden and Patrick Devlieger

Street Crossings

Nonvisual Cues for Aligning to Cross Streets

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Alan C. Scott, Janet M. Barlow, David A. Guth, Billie Louise Bentzen, Christopher M. Cunningham, and Richard Long

Walking Between the Lines: Nonvisual Cues for Maintaining Headings During Street Crossings

Alan C. Scott, Janet M. Barlow, David A. Guth, Billie Louise Bentzen, Christopher M. Cunningham, and Richard Long

Global Positioning Systems

Getting from Here to There and Knowing Where: Teaching Global Positioning Systems to Students with Visual Impairments

Craig L. Phillips

Tactile Symbols

The Design of Tactile Thematic Symbols

Megan M. Lawrence and Amy K. Lobben

Quiet Cars

Examining the Impact of "Quiet" Vehicles on the Performance of Orientation and Mobility Tasks by Pedestrians Who Are Blind

Robert Wall Emerson, Dae Shik Kim, Koorosh Naghshineh, Jay Pliskow, and Kyle Myers

Wayfinding

Olfactory Cues Used for Wayfinding in Urban Environments by Individuals with Visual Impairments

Athanasios Koutsoklenis and Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Auditory Cues Used for Wayfinding in Urban Environments by Individuals with Visual Impairments

Athanasios Koutsoklenis and Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Practice Report

Somebody's Jumping on the Floor: Incorporating Music into Orientation and Mobility for Preschoolers with Visual Impairments

Wendy Sapp

Aging

Determinants of the Overall Quality of Life of Older Persons Who Have Difficulty Seeing: The Importance of the Ability to Get Around

Steven La Grow, Polly Yeung, Andrew Towers, Fiona Alpass, and Christine Stephens

NEWS AND FEATURES

Guest Editors' Page

Comments

Recent Graduate Recommends Closer Collaboration between Practitioners and Personnel Preparation Programs

Elyse Connors

New Practitioner Identifies the Need for More Multilingual Orientation and Mobility Instructional Materials

David Martinez

Learning from Our Past: The Orientation and Mobility Archives

Richard L. Welsh and Micheal Hudson

Canaries in the Coal Mine? Dog Guide Schools Look at the Current State of Orientation and Mobility

Lukas Franck, Rod Haneline, and Chuck Farrugia

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