Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

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

Articles from Vol. 107, No. 2, March-April

Editor's Page
Many of the professionals in the field of visual impairment and blindness spend years learning how to address the needs of a population of visually impaired students, approximately 60% of whom have additional disabilities. In addition, a growing number...
English Language Learners: Experiences of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Who Work with This Population
The number of children who are English language learners in the United States and Canada has increased over the past two decades. According to the United States' National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA, n.d.), more than 5.3 million...
Games for People with Sensory Impairments: Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages
Games for People with Sensory Impairments: Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages. Lauren J. Lieberman and Jim F. Cowart. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind, 2011, 308 pp., $59. Games for People with Sensory Impairments:...
Parents' Perceptions of Physical Activity for Their Children with Visual Impairments
Regular participation in physical activity is required for children with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) to maintain optimal health throughout their lives. Youths who are physically active are much more likely to...
Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness: Foundations of Instruction
Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness: Foundations of Instruction. Lauren L. Lieberman, Paul E. Ponchillia, and Susan V. Ponchillia. New York: AFB Press, 2013, 396 pp., $49.95 paperback, $34.95 e-book and...
Radio Broadcasting and Schools for the Blind: Existing Programs and Fledgling Student-Run Station at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Because radio has always been a nonvisual medium, and all listeners receive the same information at the same time from the airwaves regardless of visual condition, radio is a medium in which blind or visually impaired individuals are equal participants,...
The Conceptual Understanding of Sound by Students with Visual Impairments
Concepts of sound are included in the National Science Education Standards (NSES) for Grades K-2 and 6-8 (National Research Council, NRC, 1996), making sound a significant topic for pre-service K-8 teachers and their students. However, little research...
The Difficulties in Teaching an Adult with Congenital Blindness to Draw Cubes: A Case Study
The ability to identify images is necessary to function well in a modern society. People who are visually impaired (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) need to understand graphics on a level that is far beyond what is currently taught...
User Interface Preferences in the Design of a Camera-Based Navigation and Wayfinding Aid
Since the advent of digital cameras and other electronic remote sensing devices, there have been scores of attempts to use these technologies to help persons who are blind or have severe low vision navigate and find their way in their environment....
Using Repeated Reading to Improve Reading Speed and Comprehension in Students with Visual Impairments
The importance of reading is reflected by the value placed on evidence-based reading instruction. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD, 2000) identified five skills necessary for reaching reading proficiency: phonemic...
You Too Can Be an Author: A New Way of Making a Difference
If you are a professional in rehabilitation or education, you are also an inventor, an artist, an entertainer, an engineer, and an actor. You have tried new ways to make learning meaningful, although you probably take your own skills for granted as...
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