Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 5, May

2008 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo; April 2-5, 2008; Boston, Massachusetts
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest organization for professionals dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities. CEC held its annual International Convention and Expo on April 2-5 at the Hynes...
Acceptance of Dog Guides and Daily Stress Levels of Dog Guide Users and Nonusers
Abstract: The degree of acceptance of dog guides at public facilities, which is required by law in Japan, was investigated, and evidence of rejection was found. Japanese people with visual impairments who used dog guides reported higher daily stress...
Editor's Page
Have you watched a movie from the late 1980s lately and noticed the enormous size of the cell phone the handsome actor was using as he walked down the street? It is remarkable to consider the fast pace of change in terms of the technologies we have...
Examining the Accessibility of a Computerized Adapted Test Using Assistive Technology
Abstract: This study examined the accessibility barriers of a computerized adapted test called the Measure of Academic Performance. The results showed that as magnification increased, time on the test increased and students required visual efficiency...
First Gene Therapy Clinical Trial Proves Successful
Researchers from the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology and the Biomedical Research Centre of Moorfields Eye Hospital, National Institute for Health Research (United Kingdom), have announced results from the world's first clinical...
Information Clearinghouse Created for Families and Caregivers
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) recently launched FamilyConnect, an online, multimedia community for parents and guardians of children with visual impairments....
North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union
Carl R. Augusto, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of AFB, was elected president of the North American/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union (WBU) on April 17, 2008, at the semiannual meeting of the WBU region held in Nassau, Bahamas....
The Nature of the Social Experiences of Students with Deaf-Blindness Who Are Educated in Inclusive Settings
Abstract: This qualitative case study investigated the nature of social experiences and opportunities for communication among students who are deaf-blind, their sighted peers with no hearing loss, and adults in inclusive settings. Strategies used by...
Work-Related Challenges for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired in Turkey
Abstract: Various aspects of the working life of people who are visually impaired were investigated in a telephone survey conducted in Turkey. Although the participants performed many types of jobs successfully, many issues need to be solved for the...
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