Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Editor's Page

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When I first became the editor in chief of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB), I worried each month when it came time to write my monthly editorial--what would I say? I now sit here years later worried that I don't have enough space--there is so much to say! The usual competition for space in this monthly page is between important events that affect the journal or its readers and the desire to discuss the wonderful manuscripts that appear in the pages of the journal each month. This July issue is no different.

This month I will take the opportunity to share some truly wonderful news with readers. I am pleased to announce that the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) so values the information published in JVIB that the academy has formed a formal partnership with AFB Press and the journal to offer ACVREP certificants the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) online by reading JVIB articles and answering questions based on their content. This new arrangement reflects the pivotal role JVIB plays as the journal of record for the field, supporting and disseminating its research, and acting as a repository for its knowledge base. The agreement benefits professionals seeking ACVREP recertification by offering them the opportunity to subscribe to the journal and have access to the literature at a reduced rate, and by providing them another option to obtain some of the 100 recertification points or CEUs ACVREP requires of its certificants every 5 years. Everyone involved with JVIB is pleased to be the newest provider of ACVREP CEUs, and we look forward to increasing the exposure of the information published in the journal and to increase its influence on the thinking and practice in the field of visual impairment and blindness. Read more online at .

The array of articles from Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, and Canada included in this July issue serves as a demonstration of JVIB's role as the preeminent international journal in the field of visual impairment and blindness. The lead article by Heyl and Wahl, the first article to include an opportunity to earn CEUs, is on the cognitive abilities of older adults. …

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