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April 1999 • Volume 93 Number 4

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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In the Community of a Classroom: Inclusive Education of a Student with Deaf-Blindness--print edition page(s) 197-210

Nancy Sall and Harvey H. Mar

Abstract: This case study describes the inclusive education program of a student with deaf-blindness on the basis of extensive classroom observations and interviews with parents, teachers, administrators, and peers. Critical factors associated with the program's success included direct administrative involvement, teachers' and peers' problem-solving skills, adaptation of materials and school activities, effective teaming, consideration of the physical environment, and adoption of attitudes that support inclusion.


Reading Environment at Home and at School of Swedish Students with Visual Impairments--print edition page(s) 211-224

Kerstin Fellenius

Abstract: This study of the reading performance of 9-year-old sighted and visually impaired readers in Sweden revealed that the two groups of students were in a more equivalent environment in school than at home. The greatest differences between the two groups were found in their statements about their interactions with family members at home, particularly for readers with specific reading media, such as braille and closed-circuit televisions. In addition, readers with severe low vision had less knowledge about letters and words when they started school and were an at-risk group among young readers with visual impairments.

Multiple Disabilities

Use of Activity Boxes with Young Children Who Are Blind, Deaf-Blind, or Have Severe Learning Disabilities and Visual Impairments--print edition page(s) 225-232

Jenefer Dunnett

Abstract: This article describes the use of activity boxes with young children in the United Kingdom who are blind, deaf-blind, or have severe learning disabilities and visual impairments. It then discusses the contribution such boxes make to the intellectual development of these children, particularly the development of voluntary hand function from the integration of the primitive grasp-and-release instincts shown by infants.

Research Notes

Divergent Thinking of Children with Severe Visual Impairments--print edition page(s) 233-236

Shirley R. Wyver and Roslyn Markham

Pain and Injury Associated with Powerlifting Training in Visually Impaired Athletes--print edition page(s) 236-241

Mark J. Haykowsky, Darren E. R. Warburton, and H. Art Quinney

Evaluation of Potential Dog Guide Users: The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor--print edition page(s) 241-243

Kristen Milligan


Editor's Page--print edition page(s) 195-195

Product Evaluations

A Review of the Pitney Bowes Universal Access Copier System--print edition page(s) 244-247

Mark M. Uslan

A Strategy for Accessing a Windows Application with a Screen Reader--print edition page(s) 247-250

Crista L. Earl and Jay D. Leventhal

Book Review

T. J.'s Story: A Book About a Boy Who Is Blind--print edition page(s) 250-251

Reviewed by Deborah Kent

Employment Update

Addressing Transportation Concerns of Potential Employers of People Who Are Visually Impaired--print edition page(s) 252-253

Karen Wolffe

USABLE Data Report #2

Prevalence Estimates for Visual Impairment: Cutting Through the Data Jungle--print edition page(s) 253-259

Corinne Kirchner

From the Field--print edition page(s) 259-262

Calendar--print edition page(s) 262-270

News--print edition page(s) 270-272





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