Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness is a medical journal focusing on Visual Impairment & Blindness

Articles from Vol. 101, No. 8, August

Accessible Pedestrian Signals to Be Installed in San Francisco
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency recently announced a comprehensive agreement negotiated with representatives for the community of people who are blind or visually impaired covering audible traffic signals in the city. Under the agreement,...
Communication with Patients Who Have Low Vision
Vision rehabilitation is a clinical discipline in which there is a great deal of discussion with patients--reviewing patients' goals; educating patients about their ocular condition; outlining rehabilitation options; and often conveying "bad news,"...
Editor's Page
Communication appears to be a theme of this month's selection of articles for the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB). Light (1997) defined communication as expressing one's needs and wants, developing social closeness, sharing information,...
Finding a Target with an Accessible Global Positioning System
Abstract: This article presents two target-location experiments. In the first experiment, 19 participants located a 25-foot chalk circle 93% of the time with a Global Positioning System (GPS) compared to 12% of the time without it. In a single-subject...
Free Training Workshop on Optical Devices and Literacy
Most service providers in the field of visual impairment and blindness are aware of the importance of encouraging their clients and students to use optical devices, both electronic and manual. Since many professionals may not be sure of which strategies...
Mississippi State University
J. Elton Moore, former director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University (MSU), was recently named associate dean for research and assessment at the university' s College...
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Anne L. Corn, professor of special education and ophthalmology and visual sciences at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, recently announced she would be leaving the university after 33 years in the field of visual impairment...
Promoting the Self-Determination of Students with Visual Impairments: Reducing the Gap between Knowledge and Practice
Abstract: Despite current interest in promoting self-determination, the extent to which self-determination instruction is provided to students with visual impairments remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of...
The Production of Brailled Instructional Materials in Texas Public Schools
Abstract: This study investigated the background of personnel who are responsible for transcribing braille in Texas. Most respondents were not certified by the Library of Congress and believed that they had begun their careers less than adequately...
Two Awards Programs Seeking Nominations
AFB recently issued a call for nomiations for two of its awards programs. The Migel Medals, the highest honors bestowed by AFB, were established in 1937 by the late M. C. Migel, AFB's first chairperson, to honor professionals and volunteers whose dedication...
Western Michigan University
Paul Ponchillia, a professor who has taught and performed research as part of the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University for the past 29 years, retired this summer. After having already having completed a doctorate...