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

January 2000 • Volume 94 Number 1

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Contents

ARTICLES

Braille

Teachers' Perceptions of Need for and Competency in Transcribing Braille Materials in the Nemeth Code—Norma C. DeMario and Ming-Gon John Lian, print edition page(s) 7

Technology

Using Computers to Teach Remedial Spelling to a Student with Low Vision: A Case Study—David Mioduser, Orly Lahav, and Rafi Nachmias, print edition page(s) 15

Learning Styles

Temperament-based Learning Styles of Visually Impaired Students—Thomas Oakland, Diane Banner, and Rita Livingston, print edition page(s) 26

Consumers

Selecting and Purchasing Clothing: The Experience of Visually Impaired People in Hong Kong—Ng Sau Fun Frency, Hui Chi Leung Patrick, and Choy Lin Foong May, print edition page(s) 34

NEWS AND FEATURES

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

Book Reviews

The Doll on the Top Shelf—Reviewed by Stuart Wittenstein, print edition page(s) 42

Modular Instruction for Independent Travel for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: Preschool Through High School—Reviewed by Deborah Kent, print edition page(s) 43

Technology Notes

Ai Squared's ZoomText Xtra for Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0—Chen-Yung Hsu and Mark M. Uslan, print edition page(s) 45

Kurzweil 1000 and Open Book Ruby Edition—Jay Leventhal and Crista Earl, print edition page(s) 45

Employment Update

The Value of Specifying What Reasonable Accommodations Are Expected from Employers—Charles Young, print edition page(s) 46

From the Field , print edition page(s) 47

News , print edition page(s) 51

Calendar , print edition page(s) 54

Classified , print edition page(s) 63

The JVIB Peer Review Panel

JVIB commends all of its peer reviewers for the enormous amount of time and expertise they contribute to the journal. the winners of the JVIB Peer Reviewers of the Year Award are Jerry Miller, Sharon Sacks, and Marjorie Ward. These reviewers were chosen for the outstanding quality of their work, as well as for the timeliness and number of reviews completed in 1999.

  • James J. Acton-Carroll Center for the Blind
  • James Allan-Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Pamela A. Almon-Texas Tech University
  • Lou Alonso-Michigan State University
  • Tom Attebery-Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, Canada
  • Judith L. Babcock-South Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
  • Ian L. Bailey-University of California, Berkeley
  • Katherine A. Barnicle-Trace Research and Development Center
  • Natalie C. Barraga-University of Texas at Austin
  • Robert J. Beadles, Jr.-Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
  • Billie Louise Bentzen-Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Michael Bina-Indiana School for the Blind
  • Virginia E. Bishop-Austin, TX
  • Mark Blades-University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Dixie C. Blanksby-LaTrobe University, Australia
  • Bruce Blasch-Atlanta VA Medical Center
  • Paul Blenkhorn-University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Joan E. Brookshire-Harcum College
  • Anna Bradfield-Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Lila Cabbil-Upshaw Institute for the Blind
  • Lawrence F. Campbell-Overbrook School for the Blind
  • Connie Carlson-Smith-University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Brenda S. Cavenaugh-Mississippi State University
  • Joan Chase-Dunedin, Florida
  • Deborah Chen-California State University, Northridge
  • Kay L. Clarke-Visability Services, Inc.
  • Margaret Cleary-Carroll Center for the Blind
  • August Colenbrander-California Pacific Medical Center
  • Anne Corn-Vanderbilt University
  • Dennis N. Cory-Institut fur Rehabilitation und Integration, Sehgeschaedigter, Germany
  • Isiaah Crawford-Loyola University
  • John E. Crews-Centers for Disease Control
  • Adele Crudden-Mississippi State University
  • Norma DeMario-Illinois State University
  • KC Dignan-Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Allan G. Dodds-Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Jamie Dote-Kwan-California State University, Los Angeles
  • Elly du Pre-Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Jan Doweiko-Onalaska, WI
  • Susan B. Eaton-Vanderbilt University
  • Elizabeth J. Erwin-City University of New York
  • Thomas Fagan-East Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Diane Fazzi-California State University, Los Angeles
  • Elliot Feldman-Greater Boston Aid to the Blind
  • Kay Ferrell-University of Northern Colorado
  • David M. Finn-University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Marva Gellhaus-South Dakota School for the Visually Handicapped, and Northern State University
  • Duane Geruschat-Maryland School for the Blind
  • Michael F. Giangreco-University of Vermont
  • J. Martin Giesen-Mississippi State University
  • John M. Gill-Royal National Institute for the Blind United Kingdom
  • Beverly Ginou-Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Lori Goetz-San Francisco State University
  • Gregory L. Goodrich-U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and University of California, Berkeley
  • Susan R. Gormezano-Low Vision Associates
  • Karen Gourgey-City University of New York
  • Nora Griffin-Shirley-Texas Tech University
  • Maryke Groenveld-British Columbia's Children's Hospital
  • Randall Harley-Nashville, TN
  • Phillip H. Hatlen-Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Daniel N. Head-Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center
  • Toni Heinze-Northern Illinois University
  • Kathryn Wolff Heller-Georgia State University
  • Heather Hewitt-University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Erland Hoelmquist-Goteborg University, Sweden
  • M. Cay Holbrook-University of British Columbia
  • Rosemary Holecki-Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15
  • A. Gidget Hopf-ABVI Goodwill
  • Kathleen M. Huebner-Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Margaret Hughes-San Jose State University
  • Susan C. Hupp-University of Minnesota
  • Melanie D. Hutto-Mississippi State University
  • William H. Jacobson-University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • James E. Jan-British Columbia's Children's Hospital
  • Elga Joffee-New York City Public Schools, City University of New York
  • Gideon R. Jones-Florida State University
  • Randy Jose-Houston Delta Gamma Low Vision Center
  • Michael Kalloniatis-University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Gaylen Kapperman-Northern Illinois University
  • Pat Kelley-Texas Tech University
  • Corinne Kirchner-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Alan J. Koenig-Texas Tech University
  • Thomas Kuyk-Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Steven J. LaGrow-Massey University, New Zealand
  • Jessica Lampert-Health South
  • Mary Ann Lang-Lighthouse International
  • Susan J. Lederman-Queen's University, Canada
  • Lawrence Leguire-Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • B. J. LeJune-CARE Ministries and Mississippi State University
  • Kevin J. Lessard-Perkins School for the Blind
  • Jay Leventhal-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Sandra Lewis-Florida State University
  • Judith Liebman-New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Rita Livingston-Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Richard G. Long-Western Michigan University
  • Carolynn Longuil-Marcellus, NY
  • Carol Love-University of Northern Colorado
  • Jan Lovie-Kitchin-Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Amanda Hall Lueck-San Francisco State University
  • Lynne Luxton-Helen Keller Services for the Blind
  • Gary Magarrell-Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • P. Ann MacCuspie-Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, Canada
  • William C. Mann-State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Rosemarie Marks-New York, NY
  • Scott Marshall-American Foundation for the Blind
  • J. Masoodi-Seattle, WA
  • Judy Matsuoka-The Women's Project
  • Lynn W. McBroom-Mississippi State University
  • Scott McCall-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Eugene McMahon-New York Institute for Special Education
  • Jane Merrill-West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
  • Vernon Metcalf-Miami Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Carolyn Mezger-Criss Cole Center
  • Madeline Milian-University of Northern Colorado
  • Cyral Miller-Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Jerry Miller-Employment Program for Recovered Alcoholics
  • Ledin K. Miller-University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Leon K. Miller-Chicago, IL
  • Nancy Miller-VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • J. Elton Moore-Mississippi State University
  • Alan Morse-Jewish Guild for the Blind
  • Heather Murdoch-University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Walter Needham-West Haven VA Medical Center
  • Nurit Neustadt-Carroll Center for the Blind and Tel Aviv Teachers College, Israel
  • Slater E. Newman-North Carolina State University
  • Howard L. Nixon-Towson University
  • Jean E. Olmstead-West Contra Costa Unified School District
  • Myrna Olson-University of North Dakota
  • Alberta L. Orr-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Jaclyn Packer-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Sandy A. Parsons-California State University, San Marcos
  • Eli Peli-Eye Research Institute
  • Rona L. Pogrund-Austin, TX
  • Susan Ponchillia-Western Michigan University
  • Purvis E. Ponder-Florida State University
  • Jeanne Glidden Prickett-Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind
  • Lisa W. Pruner-Connecticut Board of Education Services
  • Anne Whittington Reardon-Medical College of Georgia
  • Jean Burns Reid-Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • John Rieser-Vanderbilt University
  • Gary L. Rogers-Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Stephen Rogers-New York, NY
  • Sally M. Rogow-University of British Columbia
  • Christine A. Roman-University of Pittsburgh
  • Sandra Rosen-San Francisco State University
  • Rachel E. Rosenbaum-Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Alfred A. Rosenbloom-Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
  • L. Penny Rosenblum-University of Arizona
  • Jeanne L. Rosenthal-New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • David B. Ross-Kutztown University
  • Sharon Zell Sacks-California School for the Blind
  • Deanna J. Sands-University of Colorado, Denver
  • Mary Jane Sanspree-University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Dona Sauerburger-Gambrills, MD
  • Jerome D. Schein-Coconut Creek, FL
  • Geraldine Scholl-Ann Arbor, MI
  • Elliot Schreier-Magnify It, The Low Vision Center
  • Janice A. Seitz-University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Diana Seybold-Vision Australia Foundation, Australia
  • Rona Shaw-Dominican College
  • S. Alan Siegel-American Israeli Lighthouse
  • Anjoo Sikka-University of Houston-Downtown
  • Rosanne Silberman-City University of New York
  • Jerome Siller-Manhasset, NY
  • Mary Ann Siller-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Janet Silver-Moorsfield Eye Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Theresa G. Siskind-The Citadel
  • Tej Singh-National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, India
  • Annette C. Skellenger-Western Michigan University
  • Audrey Smith-Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Patricia Smith-University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Robert J. Smithdas-Helen Keller National Center
  • Mary-Maureen Snook-Hill-Mohawk College, Canada
  • Susan J. Spungin-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Henry B. Stern-Lake Worth, FL
  • Ian Stewart-University of Arizona
  • Elizabeth Succar-Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System
  • Rose-Marie Swallow-La Quinta, CA
  • Charles Teitecbaum-Eye Consultants of Syracuse
  • Pamela Thompson-Center for the Partially Sighted
  • Dennis Thurman-Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School
  • Michael J. Tobin-University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Irene Topor-Tucson, AZ
  • Iris Torres-Staten Island, NY
  • Ellen Trief-Jewish Guild for the Blind
  • Henrich Troster-Universitat Bielefeld, Germany
  • Louis M. Tutt-Maryland School for the Blind
  • Dean Tuttle-University of Northern Colorado
  • Mark Uslan-American Foundation for the Blind
  • Pearl Van Zandt-Nebraska Department of Public Institutions
  • C. Edwin Vaughan-University of Missouri
  • Silvia Veitzman-Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Paulo
  • Marjorie E. Ward-Ohio State University
  • Michael Ward-U.S. Department of Education
  • Gale Watson-Atlanta VA Medical Center
  • Therese Rafalowski Welch-Webster, NY
  • James J. Whitehead-VA Hospital, Hines, IL
  • William Wiener-Western Michigan University
  • Mark Wilkinson-Iowa City, IA
  • Ann S. Williams-Cleveland Sight Center
  • Stuart Wittenstein-California School for the Blind
  • Enid Wolf-Schein-Coconut Creek, FL
  • Karen Wolffe-Austin, TX
  • Diane Wormsley-Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Darick Wright-University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Anne Yeadon-AWARE (Associates for World Action in Rehabilitation and Education)
  • Alana M. Zambone-Watertown, MA
  • George Zimmerman-University of Pittsburgh

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