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

May 1999 • Volume 93 Number 5

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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SPECIAL ISSUE ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Contents

ARTICLES

Schools and Family Involvement: Attitudes Among Latinos Who Have Children with Visual Impairments--print edition page(s) 277-290

Madeline Milian

Abstract: This article presents the results of a survey of 183 Latino family members of students with visual impairments. Although the family members expressed positive attitudes toward schools and teachers and believed that families need to be involved in the education of their children, they were not as positive about their ability to help their children in reading and math. Student variables associated with differences among respondents were age and reading mode, and variables specific to the respondents were language and educational level.

Providing Culturally Competent Services to Visually Impaired Persons--print edition page(s) 291-297

Angela M. Bau

Abstract: Providing culturally competent services to visually impaired persons requires an understanding of the influence of culture on effective assessments and plans of action. This article examines seven cultural values: communication, health beliefs and practices, family structure, attitude toward authority, etiquette, expectations of "helping," and time orientation. It provides suggestions for meeting cross cultural challenges through skills similar to those used in the disability field.

Cultural Transition: A Lesson from One Ethiopian Child Who Is Blind--print edition page(s) 298-304

Evie Weil Rote

Abstract: Through the experiences and development of a young, congenitally blind Ethiopian boy, this article shows some of the cultural differences between Ethiopians and Israelis, the complexity of cultural transition, and the importance of respecting different childrearing practices and values.

Perspectives on Visual Impairment: An Asian American Woman Shares Her Story--print edition page(s) 305-311

Carol Love

Abstract: Excerpts from an interview with an Asian American woman about her views on aspects of her life illustrate key issues related to the cultural implications of having a visual impairment. Suggestions for professionals who work with Asian American or Pacific Islander clients are also presented.

AROUND THE WORLD

The Influence of American Cultural Values on the Education of Individuals with Visual Impairments in South Korea--print edition page(s) 312-315

Sunhi Bak

PRACTICE NOTE

Total Physical Response: An Instructional Strategy for Second-Language Learners Who Are Visually Impaired--print edition page(s) 315-318

Paula Conroy

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page--print edition page(s) 275-275

USABLE Data Report

Life Chances and Ways of Life: Statistics on Race, Ethnicity, and Visual Impairment--print edition page(s) 319-324

Corinne Kirchner and Emilie Schmeidler

Product Evaluation

A Review of CLARITYAF Video Magnifiers--print edition page(s) 325-328

Mark M. Uslan and Joseph C. Su

From the Field--print edition page(s) 328-332

Calendar--print edition page(s) 332-336

Classified--print edition page(s) 336-336


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