Description of Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) May-June 2015 Vol. 109., No. 3
The topics covered in the May-June 2015 issue of JVIB are as diverse as the interests of those in the field of visual impairment. An article from the United States, by Rosenblum and Herzberg, discusses tactile graphics, which are important to the conceptual understanding of mathematics and other subjects by students with visual impairments. An article from Germany, by Hogner, demonstrates the ways in which people with Usher syndrome type 2 experience stress and offers suggestions for practitioners on how to help alleviate the stress experienced by these individuals. An international effort, led by Loughman, examines the leading cause of visual impairment around the world and associated quality of life through interviews with nearly 3,500 Mozambique residents.
Individuals wishing to use information they read in JVIB in their classrooms will want to read Jane Erin's Practice Perspectives section, which includes a report that provides anecdotal evidence on the effectiveness of and students' enthusiasm for a new electronic brailler designed to foster independent learning and ease of instruction. In addition, van Munster and colleagues propose a series of forms to facilitate effective inclusion in physical education for students with visual impairments.