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

June 1999 • Volume 93 Number 6

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Contents

ARTICLES

Employment

Barriers to Employment: A Survey of Employed Persons Who Are Visually Impaired--print edition page(s) 341-350

Adele Crudden and Lynn W. McBroom

Abstract: A national mail survey of 176 employed persons who are blind or have low vision found that employment barriers included attitudes of employers and the general public; transportation problems; and lack of access to print, adaptive equipment, and accommodations. Strategies to overcome barriers appear to be addressed on an individual basis, rather than from a macro or policy perspective.

Low Vision

Use of Low Vision Aids by Children Attending a Centralized Multidisciplinary Visual Impairment Service--print edition page(s) 351-359

Nicola Zammitt, Anne O'Hare, Jeff Mason, and Geraldine Elliott

Abstract: This article discusses the prescription and effective use of low vision aids in a population of children in Scotland. The use of low vision aids was low among these children, especially in school, despite the integrated clinical and educational practice. A number of improvements in the management of low vision aids for this population are discussed.

Multiple Disabilities

Visual Development in Students with Visual and Additional Impairments--print edition page(s) 360-369

Linda Maurer

Abstract: This study investigated the visual behaviors of 10 students with visual and additional impairments aged of 9-21 who were given a systematic structured program of planned visual stimulation. Although the program improved the students' visual acuity scores, it did not produce changes in their visual behaviors (eye blink, visual fixation, shift of gaze, turning away from and reaching toward objects).

Literacy

Swedish 9-Year-Old Readers with Visual Impairments: A Heterogeneous Group--print edition page(s) 370-380

Kerstin Fellenius

Abstract: This article reports on a study of 9-year-old readers with visual impairments in Sweden. The study compares the comprehension and time spent reading single words and different types of texts for visually impaired readers and for sighted readers of the same age.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page--print edition page(s) 339-340

Book Reviews

Educating Students Who Have Visual Impairments with Other Disabilities--print edition page(s) 381-382

Reviewed by L. Penny Rosenblum

Blindness--print edition page(s) 382-384

Reviewed by George Snedeker

Employment Update

Placing Visually Impaired Clients Through Temporary Employment Agencies and Staffing Agencies--print edition page(s) 384-386

Timm Farnsworth

Product Evaluation

Windows Databases Used with Screen Readers: An Overview--print edition page(s) 386-390

Crista L. Earl

Comments

Center-based Programs for Infants with Visual Impairments and Their Families: "Natural" or "Unnatural" Learning Environments?--print edition page(s) 390-392

Deborah Chen

Views from Hollywood: Recent Portrayals of Blind People in Film and on Television--print edition page(s) 392-394

Deborah Kent

From the Field--print edition page(s) 395-396

Calendar--print edition page(s) 396-400

Classified--print edition page(s) 400-400


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