Description of JVIB September-October 2017, Vol. 111, No. 5
The September-October 2017 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available! You may view the Table of Contents of the issue by going to:
This issue of JVIB features research from orientation and mobility experts, Bourquin, Wall Emerson, Sauerburger, and Barlow, that looks at the ways in which long canes of various colors affect the yielding behaviors of drivers. Editor in Chief Sandra Lewis explains the utility of the article's findings in her editorial, ""Armed with the data presented here, orientation and mobility specialists can more confidently discuss options related to cane color and employ evidence-based safety techniques in their teachings.""
Another article, by Kaiser and Herzberg, presents the results of a survey of teachers of students with visual impairments in the United States and Canada on the procedures and tools they use when conducting functional vision assessments. The one commonality found in all survey responses will surprise you.
"". . . [T]he value of scholarly research cannot be overstated,"" said Kirk Adams, president and CEO, American Foundation for the Blind, when announcing the call for nominations for the Corinne Kirchner Research Award, which seeks to acknowledge the importance of scholarly inquiry that results in the improvement of the lives of people who are blind or have low vision. Honor the dedication of a researcher or research team in the field of visual impairment by nominating someone today!
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).
The September-October 2017 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) includes the following articles and features:
Orientation and Mobility
The Effect of the Color of a Long Cane Used by Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired on the Yielding Behavior of Drivers
Eugene A. Bourquin, Robert Wall Emerson, Dona Sauerburger, and Janet Barlow
Mental Health among Children and Young Adults with Visual Impairments: A Systematic Review
Liv Berit Augestad
Development and Standardization of an Alienation Scale for Visually Impaired Students
Poonam Punia and Sandeep Berwal
Procedures and Tools Used by Teachers When Completing Functional Vision Assessments with Children with Visual Impairments
Justin T. Kaiser and Tina S. Herzberg
Lessons Learned from the Creation of a Center of Excellence in Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation in Wenzhou, China
Rebecca Marinoff and Michael H. Heiberger
Process-Driven Math: An Auditory Method of Mathematics Instruction and Assessment for Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
Ann P. Gulley, Luke A. Smith, Jordan A. Price, Logan C. Prickett, and Matthew F. Ragland
A Comparative Analysis of Contracted Versus Alphabetical English Braille and Attitudes of English as a Foreign Language Learners: A Case Study of a Farsi-Speaking Visually Impaired Student
Mohsen Mobaraki, Saber Atash Nazarloo, and Elaheh Toosheh
Workplace Discrimination and Visual Impairment: A Comparison of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Charges and Resolutions Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act
Callie M. Victor, Leroy R. Thacker, Kelli W. Gary, Dianne T. V. Pawluk, and Al Copolillo
NEWS AND FEATURES
Issues and Concerns for the Blindness Field under the Trump Administration
Anthony R. Candela
Likert Scales Explained
Robert Wall Emerson