Description of September-October 2016, Vol. 110, No. 5
The September-October 2016 issue of JVIB is full of information that will be of interest to a wide range of professionals in the field of visual impairment. Career counselors, parents, and other professionals may want to apply what they learn in the lead article by O'Mally and Antonelli, since it provides insight on the effectiveness of mentors versus typically available information on the success in job-seeking of college students who are visually impaired. Braille teachers who find themselves pulled in many directions will be interested in the article by McCarthy and colleagues, which shares the results of a study into the efficacy of using a new tool, the Braille Tutor, to supplement learning in students who had not yet learned braille contractions.
These same teachers will also want to read the book review of Diane Wormsley's latest book, I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education. Reviewer Yue-Ting Siu writes, "". . . in my humble opinion, [the book] is fantastic! In all, I highly recommend this book as a resource for differentiating literacy instruction for students who have not succeeded using traditional curricula."" 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).