Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 100, No. 11, November

Academic Achievement and Personality in University Students Who Are Visually Impaired
Abstract: This study compared academic achievement by sighted versus visually impaired students at Polish universities and analyzed potential between-group differences on various personality traits and their impact on academic grades. Although there...
"Achieving Equality in Education: New Challenges and Strategies for Change": The 12th World Conference and General Assembly of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment
The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) is a global association of individuals and organizations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for all visually impaired children and youths so that they...
A Look Back: 100 Years of Literature on Low Vision
Those of us who entered the field of visual impairment and blindness in the 1970s experienced the "low vision movement"--that is, the shift in philosophical focus from "sight saving" to sight enhancement. During the first half of the 20th century,...
Braille Literacy Skills: An Analysis of the Concept of Spelling
Abstract: This article analyzes the braille spelling errors of 16 Greek students who are blind. More specifically, it explores the types of spelling errors, the students' attitudes toward spelling, and the relationship between spelling and reading...
Editor's Page
The cool, fresh breezes of November bring with them an issue packed with a great lineup of refreshing articles sure to make you want to cuddle up near the fireplace with the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)! Two of the articles included...
"Functional Vision Screening for Severely Handicapped Children."
"Functional Vision Screening for Severely Handicapped Children," by Beth Langley and Rebecca F. DuBose, published in the October 1976 issue of New Outlook for the Blind, Volume 70, Number 8, pp. 346-350. When I was completing my doctoral training...
Improving the Usability of a Mainstream Cell Phone for Individuals with Low Vision
This study investigated improving the usability of a mainstream cell phone for use by individuals with low vision by providing a means to display the text of the keys in large print on the phone's screen. No functionality was removed and no special...
Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-Media Learners, Part 2
Abstract: This is the second part of a two-part report of a study about the instruction of children who are learning or using both braille and print simultaneously (dual media). It explores the instructional methods and curricular decisions of teaching...
Update on Textbook Transcriber College Course
Northwest Vista College recently reported full enrollment in its online braille textbook transcriber course, a three-semester certificate program that began in August 2006. The 22 students currently enrolled in the program are from six states, and...
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