Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 2, February

A Commentary on the Medicare Low Vision Rehabilitation Demonstration Project
Despite the best efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with regard to the field of visual impairment and blindness, and despite the concerted efforts of the members of the field to make the most of the Medicare Low Vision...
American Academy of Ophthalmology
David W. Parke, II, became the new president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1, 2008, taking over from departing president C. P. Wilkinson. Dr. Parke is the Edward L. Gaylord professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology...
Caregivers with Visual Impairments: A Preliminary Study
Persons who are elderly, visually impaired, and primary caregivers for ailing or disabled spouses or significant others are a unique population that has not been studied previously. By definition, informal caregivers are family members or friends who...
Editor's Page
Most of us are unable to accurately predict the future. With that stipulation, there is a project currently underway that I predict will have huge implications on the provision of professional services for adults who are visually impaired in the United...
E-Learning and Blindness: A Comparative Study of the Quality of an E-Learning Experience
Abstract: This study compared the experiences of 10 participants who were blind and 10 participants who were sighted in working through an online learning task and explores the application of cognitive load theory. It considered the quality of the...
"I Can Fix That!" Creating an On-Campus Job for a Student
Every year on or near October 15, our school, the California School for the Blind, celebrates National White Cane Day. Over the years, all kinds of events have been planned to celebrate the day. About two years ago, the school decided to do something...
Program Accountability for Students Who Are Visually Impaired
Administrators across the country are collecting and analyzing program and student-specific data to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004), and state performance plans. Although...
Seattle Lighthouse
George "Jake" Jacobson, who began working at the Seattle Lighthouse in 1968 and served as its chief executive officer and president for the past 28 years, retired on January 15, 2008. In a January 2008 message to supporters of the organization, Mr....
Software to Track Students in Transition
Introduced at the January 2008 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference, the Next Transition Skills System is a software package designed to help educators keep track of students' Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. It...
Stem Cells Used to Repair Diseased Eyes in India
In late January 2007, India became the home of the newest in a string of vision research centers dedicated to exploring the potential of using adult eye stem cells to repair vision damage. The Champalimaud Center for Translation Eye Research (C-TRACER),...
Television Viewing for Visually Impaired Persons Enhanced by Technology
Researchers at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have developed software designed to enhance the contrast of images of people and objects on a television screen in order to improve...
The First Six Recipients of One-Year "Incubation" Grants from the New Shaffer Fund for Innovative Glaucoma Research Were Announced January 23, 2008, at the 30th Anniversary Benefit for the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)
The first six recipients of one-year "incubation" grants from the new Shaffer Fund for Innovative Glaucoma Research were announced January 23, 2008, at the 30th Anniversary Benefit for the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF). Initiated in 1993, the...
U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense
Congressman John P. Murtha, chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, received the Man of Vision award, presented by Schepens Eye Research Institute, for his advocacy on behalf of veterans blinded by war and...
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