Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

August 2004 • Volume 98Number 8



Audio Description

The Language System of Audio Description: An Investigation as a Discursive Process—Philip J. Piety, print edition page 453

Abstract: This study investigated the language used in a selection of films containing audio description and developed a set of definitions that allow productions containing it to be more fully defined, measured, and compared. It also highlights some challenging questions related to audio description as a discursive practice and provides a basis for future study of this unique use of language.

Social Skills

Generalization and Maintenance of Social Skills of Children with Visual Impairments: Self-evaluation and the Role of Feedback —Divya Jindal-Snape, print edition page 470

Abstract: A multiple baseline design across behaviors was used with two visually impaired girls to establish the effectiveness of self-evaluation and the role of feedback. In both cases, self-evaluation was effective in increasing the girls' social skills and social interaction. Implications of the role of significant others in providing feedback are discussed.


Preparation in and Use of the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics by Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments—L. Penny Rosenblum and Sheila Amato, print edition page 484

Abstract: This study examined the preparation in and use of the Nemeth braille code by 135 teachers of students with visual impairments. Almost all the teachers had taken at least one course in the Nemeth code as part of their university preparation. In their current jobs, they prepared a variety of materials, primarily basic operations, word problems, tactile graphics, and fractions.

Research Report

Exploratory Behavior: A Comparison of Infants Who Are Congenitally Blind and Infants Who Are Sighted—Sharon Bradley-Johnson, C. Merle Johnson, Jennifer Swanson, and Amy Jackson, print edition page 496


Editor's Page, print edition page 451

From the Field, print edition page 503

News, print edition page 505

Calendar, print edition page 506

Classified, print edition page 512



Special JVIB Theme Issue on Orientation and Mobility

Guest editors: Kathleen M. Huebner, Ph.D., associate dean, Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment, Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

William Wiener, Ph.D., dean, The Graduate College, Western Michigan University.

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2005

Projected publication date: October 2005

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on orientation and mobility (O&M). Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The guest editors welcome your inquiries and ideas for this issue. Contact the editors by e-mail: Kathleen M. Huebner, <>; William Wiener, <>.

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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