Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 106, No. 9, September

A Simplified Method of Identifying the Trained Retinal Locus for Training in Eccentric Viewing
In the typical human visual system, the macula allows for high visual resolution. Damage to this area from diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), causes the loss of central vision in the form of a central scotoma (Kanski, 2008)....
Braille Code Vote Is Scheduled for November
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) recently announced its plans to take a vote at its fall 2012 Board meeting (November 2-4) that will set the course for the future of braille codes in the United States. The direction under consideration...
Death
Barry Stephens, a former Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) peer reviewer and author and associate professor of human services and counseling, Lindsey Wilson College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, died recently. He also worked as assistant...
Dr. Geruschat's Farewell
Seven years ago, on September l, 2004, I became acting editor in chief of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB), assuming the title of editor in chief on January 1, 2005. I became acting editor in chief because of the serious health...
Dr. Wormsley's Greeting
I cannot say "hello" without personally thanking Dr. Geruschat for his priceless contribution as editor in chief of JVIB since 2004. In my estimation, his stamp on the journal has cemented its position as the highly respected professional journal of...
Eccentric Viewing Training and Its Effect on the Reading Rates of Individuals with Absolute Central Scotomas: A Meta-Analysis
Structured abstract: Introduction: Eccentric viewing training has been a strategy, used by rehabilitation professionals, to help individuals with central vision loss move their eyes in such a way that they focus the incoming light on parts of the retina...
Sexual Activity of Young Adults Who Are Visually Impaired and the Need for Effective Sex Education
Abstract: Introduction: Little research has been reported on all aspects of sexuality as it pertains to individuals with visual impairments. This article analyzes data on the sexual experiences of young adults who are visually impaired and young adults...
The Role and Characteristics of Tactile Graphics in Secondary Mathematics and Science Textbooks in Braille
Abstract: Introduction: The purpose of the study presented here was to determine how well tactile graphics (specifically data analysis graphs) in secondary mathematics and science braille textbooks correlated with the print graphics. Method: A content...
Time to Listen: The Effects of a Structured Listening Program on Cognition and Movement
Recently I visited a suburban shopping mall with a group of adults who are preparing to be teachers of students with visual impairments. During our visit, they were assigned to walk blindfolded with a guide through the shopping mall, paying attention...
Transition Curriculum and Assessment Tool
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recently released its new and entirely online Life Centered Education (LCE) transition curriculum and assessment portal, which is designed to help teachers better prepare students with disabilities for independent...
Using Auditory Stimulation with Students at Lavelle School for the Blind
In working with students with visual impairments (that is, those whose impairment ranges from low vision to total vision loss), the development of sensory-processing skills in the auditory system are crucial to daily functioning, as well as being a...
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