Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 104, No. 9, September

Alcohol Use in German Adolescents with Visual Impairments and Sighted Adolescents
Abstract: Alcohol use was studied in 158 adolescents with visual impairments and 537 sighted adolescents in Germany. The students with visual impairments reported lower levels of alcohol use and drunkenness, and between-group differences increased...
Current Practices in Instruction in the Literary Braille Code University Personnel Preparation Programs
Abstract: University instructors were surveyed to determine the requirements for their literary braille courses. Twenty-one instructors provided information on the textbooks they used; how they determined errors; reading proficiency requirements; and...
Editor's Page
I am so very pleased to introduce this issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) by acknowledging well-deserved awards that were recently given to two people who are closely associated with the journal. Sandra Lewis, a member...
Mainstream Employment in Music Production for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired: Development of a Model Training Program
It is widely agreed that unemployment and underemployment are major problems for adults who are visually impaired (that is, those who are blind or have low vision; Capella-McDonnall, 2005; Crudden, Sansing, & Butler, 2005; Leonard, 2000; Leonard...
Mental Rotation Ability of Individuals with Visual Impairments
The term mental rotation refers to a mental process during which individuals "encode the spatial information into an image, rotate the image mentally, and then access the image in its new orientation" (Warren, 1994, pp. 107-108). Spatial perspective...
Ready or Not, Here I Come! Fulfilling My Dream to Drive
As a congenitally blind person who believes life should be rived to the fullest, I have always wanted to learn to drive. Until now, the possibility of a blind person driving has been what one might call science fiction. However, this is no longer the...
Temperament and Young Children with Visual Impairments: Perceptions of Anglo and Latino Parents
Abstract: This study examined the temperamental characteristics of 18 toddlers with visual impairments as reported by their Anglo and Latino (Mexican American) parents. Differences in the parents' ratings of the children's temperament were related...
The Inclusive Educational Process of Students with Visual Impairments in Spain: An Analysis from the Perspective of Organizations
Inclusive education is a complex and multidimensional process that, among other aspirations, tries to foster the rights of every student to obtain a high-quality education (UNESCO, 2009). This process focuses on the diversity of needs of all students...
The Sound of a Job Well Done
If you ask a class of elementary students, "What do you plan to be when you grow up?", you are likely to receive a wide variety of answers that include nurses, firemen, baseball players, lawyers, singers, pilots, and teachers. No child will say that...
The Unified English Braille Code: Examination by Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Technical Expert Braille Readers
Abstract: Braille-reading mathematicians, scientists, and computer scientists were asked to examine the usability of the Unified English Braille Code (UEB) for technical materials. They had little knowledge of the code prior to the study. The research...
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