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January 1999 • Volume 93 Number 1

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Inclusion of Legally Blind Women in the Randolph-Sheppard Program: Issues and Practices--print edition page(s) 7-16

Angula Tucker, J. Elton Moore, and James Weber

Abstract: A national survey of directors of the Business Enterprise Program Vending Facility Program indicated that women who are legally blind are significantly under-represented, making up about 24% of the licensed facility managers. This article reports on the survey and suggests ways to eliminate barriers to the recruitment of women into the program.

Effects of Adherence to Traditional Female Sex Roles on Compliance with Diabetic Regimens: A Case History--print edition page(s) 17-25

Gretchen B. Van Boemel and Paul P. Lee

Abstract: This article investigates the possible association between adherence to traditional feminine sex roles, poor compliance with treatment for diabetes, and the onset of diabetic retinopathy. The authors present a case study and suggestions for health care professionals and future research in this area.


Social Support and Self-esteem Among Adolescents with Visual Impairments--print edition page(s) 26-37

Taina Maarit Huurre, Erkki Juhani Komulainen, and Hillevi Marita Aro

Abstract: The social support and self-esteem of 115 adolescents with visual impairments (who were blind or had low vision) who attended mainstream Finnish schools and a control group of 607 sighted classmates of 66 visually impaired adolescents were assessed using a self-report questionnaire. The study found that the self-esteem of the sighted and visually impaired adolescents did not differ and that relationships with friends significantly contributed to the enhancement of the self-esteem of the adolescents with visual impairments.

Research Notes

Workplace-based Management of Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Case Report--print edition page(s) 38-40

Peter Herse and Michael Yapp

The Significance of Auditory Study to University Students Who Are Blind--print edition page(s) 40-45

Pol Ghesquière, Jan Laurijssen, Wied Ruijssenaars, and Patrick Onghena


Editor's Page--print edition page(s) 3-3

Book Review

Helen Keller: A Life--print edition page(s) 46-47

Reviewed by Kathleen Mary Huebner


Outcomes Measurement in the Field of Visual Impairment--print edition page(s) 47-48

Eugene McMahon


The Legacy of Kenneth Jernigan--print edition page(s) 48-49

Susan Jay Spungin

From the Field--print edition page(s) 49-53

USABLE Data Report

Trends Affecting the Prevalence of Visual Impairment and Demand for Services--print edition page(s) 53-57

Corinne Kirchner

Calendar--print edition page(s) 57-62

News--print edition page(s) 62-64





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