Description of Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) May-June 2014 Vol. 108., No. 3
This issue of JVIB includes research that will influence your practice—something we strive to offer in every issue of the journal, but which is done particularly well in this one. "The greatest effect was the reversible step, which increased drivers' yielding 205% more often than a pedestrian displaying a cane," wrote Drs. Bourquin, Wall Emerson, Sauerburger, and Barlow in this issue's lead article, which is sure to influence the advice orientation and mobility specialists provide to their clients regarding safe street crossings. For the second article, Dr. Rovner and his colleagues studied nearly 200 individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Their findings highlight the important role neuroticism plays in individuals' self-reports regarding their own functional vision, and "suggest new rehabilitative interventions to improve the functional vision and quality of life of patients with AMD." Both articles also include opportunities for individuals to earn CEUs from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.