Description of JVIB May-June 2016 Vol. 110, No. 3
At its recent Leadership Conference, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) hosted an all-day session, "Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: A National Conversation," cosponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind. In this issue of JVIB, readers who were not able to attend the conference will be interested in reading a commentary based on Mindy S. Ely's opening remarks for that session. She writes, "Our understanding is evolving, and so are our job descriptions. Before CVI, we never thought of our work as changing brain architecture. Now research supports that such rehabilitation is possible and time sensitive."
This issue of JVIB also features information on children and adolescents with deafblindness, the accessibility of hotels, vision rehabilitation therapy, vision loss due to stroke, a comparison study about conditions causing vision loss at a specialized school, and assistive technology use by teachers in Singapore.
In addition, individuals who work with young children learning braille will be interested in a book review of one of the latest titles by AFB Press, Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, Second Edition, written by Anna M. Swenson, and reviewed by Diane P. Wormsley. This book review is available without a subscription, so readers should feel free to share it with their colleagues.
In addition to research, practice, and commentary, this issue of JVIB also includes two CE opportunities for individuals needing to recertify with the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).