Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 104, No. 2, February

A Best-Evidence Synthesis of Research on Orientation and Mobility Involving Tactile Maps and Models
Abstract: A review of the literature from 1965 to 2008 on tactile maps and models in orientation and mobility yielded four pre-experimental and three experimental articles. The articles were analyzed via best-evidence synthesis--a combined narrative...
Conceptual Understandings of Seasonal Change by Middle School Students with Visual Impairments
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to understand and describe the misconceptions of students with visual impairments about seasonal change. Students who participated in traditional instruction exhibited alternative conceptions before and after...
Deaths
Evelyn J. Rex, a university educator in preparation of teachers of students with visual impairments for 33 years, died December 15, 2009. Born March 31, 1923, Dr. Rex earned a bachelor's degree in education from Southern Illinois University; a master's...
Design and Evaluation of a Protocol to Assess Electronic Travel Aids for Persons Who Are Visually Impaired
Abstract: This study evaluated a protocol that was developed to assess how beneficial electronic travel aids are for persons who are visually impaired. Twenty persons with visual impairments used an electronic travel device (Trekker) for six weeks...
Editor's Page
The chance to attend a conference allows us to develop as professionals and provides us an opportunity to stay current with new technologies, teaching strategies, and important issues within the field. Perhaps there is an annual state or regional conference...
Kindle Lawsuit Settled
In mid-January 2010, Arizona State University (ASU) settled a lawsuit brought by two consumer groups, the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), over the university's plan to adopt the Kindle DX e-book reader....
Six Sensational Dots: Braille Literacy for Sighted Classmates
Amid the din of indoor recess in Ms. Lemark's third-grade class, there is an undercurrent of crunching coming from the back table. Five children bend over their braille slates, punching dots with great concentration. "I wrote my name!" announces...
Statement on Cortical Visual Impairment
In August 2008, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) brought together an advisory group to provide guidance and clarity on a range of issues related to cortical visual impairment (CVI) as those issues relate to the development of products....
The Postural Responses to a Moving Environment of Adults Who Are Blind
Abstract: Adults who are blind stood in a room that could be moved around them. A sound source moved with the room, simulating the acoustic consequences of body sway. Body sway was greater when the room moved than when it was stationary, suggesting...
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