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Exploring Assessment Processes in Specialized Schools for Students Who Are Visually Impaired—Cheryl Kamei Hannan, print edition page(s) 69-79

Early Intervention

Literacy in Early Intervention for Children with Visual Impairments: Insights from Individual Cases—Karen A. Erickson, Deborah Hatton, Vicky Roy, DanaLee Fox, and Diane Renne, print edition page(s) 80-95


Self-concept, Adjustment to Blindness, and Quality of Friendship Among Adolescents with Visual Impairments—Hefziba Lifshitz, Irit Hen, and Izhak Weisse, print edition page(s) 96-107

Research Reports

Clinical Assessment of Functional Movement in Adults with Visual Impairments—Christopher T. Ray, Michael Horvat, Michael Williams, and Bruce B. Blasch, print edition page(s) 108-113

Primary Support Persons for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired: Who They Are and the Support They Provide—Amy L. Silva-Smith, Thomas W. Theune, and Penny E. Spaid, print edition page(s) 113-118


Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 67

This Mattered to Me—George J. Zimmerman, print edition page(s) 119-120

Web Special Feature

"Mental Processes Mediating Independent Travel: Implications for Orientation and Mobility"—John J. Reister, David A. Guth, and Everett W. Hill

From the Field, print edition page(s) 120-122

News, print edition page(s) 122-123

Calendar, print edition page(s) 123-128



Success through Innovation

HumanWare empowers those who are blind or have low vision to live independently and compete effectively in a sighted world.


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Live Large and Think Big at the 2007 JLTLI

The American Foundation for the Blind's 2007 Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute is deep in the heart of Dallas, Texas, March 23-24

The 2007 JLTLI promises:

* A variety of networking opportunities;

* Discussions on critical factors affecting services to people with vision loss;

* Lively, interactive workshops on topics of interest to administrators, educators, and rehabilitation practitioners;

* Recognition of leaders in the blindness field;

* And lots, lots more!

Save the date and send yourself southwest.

March 23-24, 2007

For more information and updates, visit or email

AFB, American Foundation for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

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Families Connecting with Families in the Heartland of America
July 13-15, 2007 * Omaha, Nebraska

A national conference covering all aspects of raising and educating a child with a visual impairment, the 2007 FCF conference will include:

* Interactive sessions and panel discussions to address parents' most pressing interests: braille, social skills, college preparation, getting a first job, children with low vision or additional disabilities, & much more
* Networking with other families and professionals
* Daycare for children
* Activities designed especially for teens
* Fun for the whole family: a trip to Omaha's world-class Henry Doorly Zoo and a pioneer-style Family Cookout with campfires, music, and stories of the Wild West

The 2007 conference will be held at:
Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
American Foundation for the Blind
The Seeing Eye

Keep an eye on the following web sites for more information:

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Aging and Vision Loss

A Handbook for Families

Alberta L. Orr and Priscilla Rogers, Ph.D.

Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families provides supportive, reassuring, and practical advice for family members confronting vision loss in an elderly parent, other relative, or friend. Answers to common questions and suggestions on how to work toward adjustment are presented, along with tips on improving family communication, finding emotional support, using adaptive strategies for carrying out everyday activities, and organizing one's home and living environment. A comprehensive resource list is included. The handbook is 256 pages long and is $19.95; it is available in large-print paperback and on ASCII disk.

Order your copy at

AFB Press

American Foundation for the Blind

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The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)--the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes research and practice
and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues--is copyright Copyright © 2018 American Foundation for the Blind. All rights reserved.


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