Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 106, No. 6, June

Ability or Access-Ability: Differential Item Functioning of Items on Alternate Performance-Based Assessment Tests for Students with Visual Impairments
Structured Abstract: Introduction: This study investigated differential item functioning (DIF) of test items on Pennsylvania's Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) for students with visual impairments and severe cognitive disabilities and what the...
Accuracy of Estimations of Measurements by Students with Visual Impairments
There is a dearth of information about how students with visual impairments learn science-process skills. The study presented here investigated students' concepts and skills in one science area: the estimation of measurements. The estimation of measurements...
A Comparison of the Oral Health Status of Children Who Are Blind and Children Who Are Sighted in Istanbul
The World Health Organization (2011) recently estimated that 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. In Turkey, the results of the disability statistics calculated by the Turkish Statistical...
Behind the Scenes: Learning and Innovation through Participation in Theater Performances
Do you remember the last time you attended a play? Perhaps you were distracted when you entered the theater, thinking about a disagreement between your children that morning or about the plans you had for after the show. During the first few minutes...
Childhood Cancer Research Reveals New Findings on Retinoblastoma
Scientists recently released the world's largest collection of genetic data on childhood cancers. The U.S. Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has mapped the entire genome of 260 young cancer patients. By finding differences between each child's benign...
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What is a teacher of students with visual impairments to do when challenged to prove that he or she is providing the highest quality education to his or her students? Consider the example of a new student assigned to a teacher's caseload. Limited information...
Instruction in Specialized Braille Codes, Abacus, and Tactile Graphics at Universities in the United States and Canada
Abstract: Introduction: This study gathered data on methods and materials that are used to teach the Nemeth braille code, computer braille, foreign-language braille, and music braille in 26 university programs in the United States and Canada that prepare...
Putting It Together: Musical Theater and Literacy for Children with Visual Impairments
Musical theater integrated into the curriculum for students with visual impairments is a unique and powerful vehicle for learning. The very essence of musical theater showcases storytelling through dialogue, as well as depicting emotion in music, dance,...
The Effect of "Read-Aloud" as a Test Accommodation for Students with Visual Impairments in South Korea
Students with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) have difficulty demonstrating their academic knowledge in standardized tests because of their limitations in accessing visual information. Therefore, in high-stakes...
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