Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

May 2002 • Volume 96Number 5




Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: What Are They Teaching?—Karen E. Wolffe, Sharon Z. Sacks, Anne L. Corn, Jane N. Erin, Kathleen M. Huebner, and Sandra Lewis, print page edition 293


Literacy for Students with Low Vision: A Framework for Delivering Instruction—Anne L. Corn and Alan J. Koenig, print page edition 305

Reading Rates

An Initial Study of Reading and Comprehension Rates for Students Who Received Optical Devices—Anne L. Corn, Robert S. Wall, Randall T. Jose, Jennifer K. Bell, Karen Wilcox, and Ana Perez, print page edition 322

Independent Living Skills

A Comparison of the Independent Living Skills of Primary Students with Visual Impairments and Their Sighted Peers: A Pilot Study—Sandra Lewis and Sandra A. Iselin, print page edition 335

Research Notes

Living with Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Howard Backman and Ruth Williams, print page edition 345

Tangible Picture Matching by People Who Are Visually Impaired—Morton A. Heller, Deneen D. Brackett, and Eric Scroggs, print page edition 349

Practice Note

Making Tactile Charts on a Personal Computer for Blind Students in the Allied Health Professions—Tsuguo Yoshida and Nobuyuki Ohtake, print page edition 354


Editor’s Page, print page edition 291

Letters, print page edition 362

From the Field, print page edition 364

News, print page edition 370

Calendar, print page edition 374


The title of two articles were listed erroneously on the cover of the Volume 96, Number 2, edition of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. The titles should have been listed as: “Biomechanical Substrates of the Two-point Touch Cane Technique: A Review of Research” by Robert Wall; and “Implementation of Assistive Technology with Students Who Are Visually Impaired: Teachers’ Readiness” by Gerald H. Abner and Elizabeth A. Lahm.



Special JVIB Theme Issue on Technology

Guest editor: Dr. Larry Scadden, former senior program director, Program for Persons with Disabilities, National Science Foundation

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2003

Projected publication date: October 2003

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on technology and people with visual impairments. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Wayfinding technology
  2. Assistive technology for daily living
  3. Information storage and retrieval
  4. Technology for reading for people with low vision
  5. Orientation and technology devices for people with low vision
  6. Techniques for training young people to use assistive technology
  7. Implications of emerging technology on the education and employment of visually impaired people
  8. Emerging tactile and audio displays

Guidelines for contributors are generally printed in each issue of JVIB, and are also available from AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind: web site: <>; phone: 212-502-7651; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <>.

Manuscripts should be sent for peer review to:

Dr. Alan J. Koenig
Editor in Chief, JVIB
College of Education
Texas Tech University
Box 41071
Lubbock, TX 79409

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