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Clinical Application of a Self-Report, Functional Independence Outcomes Measure in the DVA's Blind Rehabilitation Service—William De l'Aune, Michael Williams, Gale R. Watson, Penny Schuckers, and Gale Ventimiglia, print edition page(s) 197
Abstract: This article reports on a self-report measure of functional independence that is being used to measure outcomes of blind rehabilitation programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Analyses of the data have resulted in the clinical protocol that is currently in use nationally by the DVA Blind Rehabilitation Service.
Meeting the Challenge: Innovation in One State Rehabilitation System's Approach to Transition—Tammy Jorgensen-Smith and Sandra Lewis, print edition page(s) 212
Abstract: This article describes a pilot program that used local rehabilitation facilities to address the career-education needs of visually impaired students aged 14-21 in three Florida communities. The extensive planning, data collection, and evaluation process will allow this project to be improved and expanded throughout the state.
Ergonomic Enhancement for Older Readers with Low Vision —Gale R. Watson, Vincent Ramsey, William De l'Aune, and Arona Elk, print edition page(s) 228
Abstract: This study found that the provision of ergonomic workstations for 12 older persons with age-related macular degeneration who used low vision devices significantly increased the participants' reading speed and decreased their discomfort when reading.
Isolating the Auditory Attentional Blink Among Sighted and Blind Persons—Kim M. Goddard, Matthew I. Isaak, Elzbieta B. Slawinski, and Lenora N. Brown, print edition page(s) 241
NEWS AND FEATURES
Editor's Page print edition page(s) 195
From the Field print edition page(s) 247
News print edition page(s) 249
Calendar print edition page(s) 249
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special JVIB Theme Issue on Orientation and Mobility
Guest editors: Kathleen M. Huebner, Ph.D., associate dean, Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment, Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
William Wiener, Ph.D., dean, The Graduate College, Western Michigan University.
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2005
Projected publication date: October 2005
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) invites submissions for a special theme issue on orientation and mobility (O&M). Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
The guest editors welcome your inquiries and ideas for this issue. Contact the editors by e-mail:
Kathleen M. Huebner,
Guidelines for contributors are generally printed in each issue of JVIB, and are also available from AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind: web site: <www.afb.org/jvib_guidelines>; phone: 212-502-7651; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Manuscripts should be sent for peer review to:
Dr. Alan J. Koenig
Editor in Chief, JVIB
College of Education
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409
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