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Experience of Monocular Vision in Australia—Nicholas Buys and Jorge Lopez, print edition page(s) 519

Abstract: In-depth interviews with 20 people with monocular vision identified a number of themes associated with the impairment, including psychological, psychosocial, physical, vocational, and daily living problems. They also revealed that in many cases, these problems had profound implications for people's adjustment to daily living. The implications of these findings for the delivery of rehabilitation services are discussed.


Exploring Functional Disability in Older Adults with Low Vision— Linda A. Travis, Kathrin Boerner, Joann P. Reinhardt, and Amy Horowitz, print edition page(s) 534

Abstract: This article reports on a study that explored the prevalence and predictors of functional disability that are due to visual problems as opposed to functional disability that is due to other health problems. It also discusses the implications for psychosocial and rehabilitative interventions that target different types of disability.


Factors that Affect the Employment Status of Working-Age Adults with Visual Impairments in New Zealand—Steven J. La Grow, print edition page(s) 546

Abstract: Of the 150 working-age visually impaired adults in this study, 59 were in paid employment, 36 were either actively seeking employment or interested but not actively seeking it, and 55 were not interested in employment. Of the 59 who were employed, 22 were considered to be underemployed. The amount of usable vision, gender, and the presence of other disabling conditions were found to have significant affects on the rates of employment, unemployment, and labor force participation and some apparent affects on underemployment.

Research Report

Visual Acuity Assessment in Persons with Dementia—Alan R. Morse, Jeanne Teresi, Bruce Rosenthal, Douglas Holmes, and Elaine S. Yatzkan, print edition page(s) 560


Editor's Page, print edition page(s) 515

Letter to the Editor, print edition page(s) 516

From the Field, print edition page(s) 568

News, print edition page(s) 570

Calendar, print edition page(s) 570

Classified, print edition page(s) 575


AER and Lighthouse International Commence Continuing Education Partnership—Mark Richert, print edition page(s) 576



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:

  • Crossing at roundabouts
  • GPS systems and travelers with visual impairments
  • Quiet cars and street crossings
  • Application of distance education to O&M preparation
  • Traditional O&M programs and the discovery learning approach
  • Strategies for increasing O&M personnel
  • Accessible pedestrian signals
  • Use of warning tiles, tactile surfaces, and other environmental modifications
  • Design of intersections
  • Working with students who have multiple disabilities
  • Eligibility for paratransit services
  • Medicare's relationship to O&M
  • The practice of blindfolding people with low vision during O&M instruction
  • Uses of individual and group lessons
  • Comparison of the two certification approaches

The guest editors welcome your inquiries and ideas for this issue. Contact the editors by e-mail: Kathleen M. Huebner, ; William Wiener, <>.

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: <>; phone: 212-502-7651; fax: 212-502-7774; e-mail: <>.

Manuscripts should be sent for peer review to:
Dr. Alan J. Koenig
Editor in Chief, JVIB
College of Education
Texas Tech University
Box 41071
Lubbock, TX 79409

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The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States

by Frances A. Koestler

AFB Press reissues the classic history of trends that affected people who are blind or visually impaired in this country and the professions that developed in response. Originally published in 1976, the newly revised edition of The Unseen Minority includes historical chronologies of events extending to the present and bringing readers up to date on the current trends in the field. Seasoned professionals brushing up on the history of the blindness field and up-and-coming practitioners will both benefit from this presentation of landmark events and the forces that shaped them.

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