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Bara, Florence – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
In tactile illustrated books, the reader has to explore the tactile picture in order to interpret its meaning and to associate it with the text content. As is the case with sighted children, tactile illustrations could be beneficial for language and literacy development of visually impaired children (that is, those with blindness or low vision),…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Illustrations, Picture Books, Childrens Literature
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Lang, Markus; Sarimski, Klaus – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Several studies reported a higher prevalence of maladaptive behaviors in children and adolescents with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) compared with typically developing youths. Early studies reported that up to 57% of youths with visual impairments also have mental health problems. These include problems with…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Measures (Individuals), Children, Adolescents
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Corn, Anne L.; Lusk, Kelly E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to gain information from parents in the United States about their children with albinism. The article focuses on information and services related to medical care and low vision care. Methods: An online questionnaire was used to collect data, and parents had opportunities to submit additional information.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Parents, Children
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Brittell, Megen E.; Lobben, Amy K.; Lawrence, Megan M. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Technological advances have introduced three-dimensional (3-D) printing as an option for creating tactile maps for people with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision), diversifying the types of map products that are available. At the same time, it presents a challenge to map makers to implement designs…
Descriptors: Usability, Manipulative Materials, Maps, Map Skills
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Corn, Anne L.; Lusk, Kelly E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to gain information from parents in the United States about their children with albinism. The first article (in this issue) focused on the data from this study that addressed medical and low vision care. This article focuses on information and services related to the education of children with albinism.…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Parent Attitudes, Children, Academic Achievement
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Waddington, Jonathan; Linehan, Conor; Gerling, Kathrin; Williams, Cathy; Robson, Leonie; Ellis, Richard; Hodgson, Timothy – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Rehabilitation can improve visual outcomes for adults with acquired homonymous visual field loss. It is unclear, however, whether rehabilitation improves visual outcomes for children because previous training schedules have been tiresome, uninteresting, and have failed to keep them engaged. In this study, we assessed whether children…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Crudden, Adele; McDonnall, Michele C.; Sui, Zhen – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Recent U.S. legislation supports vocational rehabilitation efforts to maximize employment and community integration of persons with disabilities by providing job retention and career advancement services. The study presented here investigated employed persons with visual disabilities who applied for vocational rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Visual Impairments, Individual Characteristics, At Risk Persons
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Lethbridge, Emma Marie; Muldoon, Chris – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Scientifically valid measures of functional vision and quality of life, designed to explore individuals' experiences of vision impairment (that is, blindness and low vision) are widely available; however, there is a paucity of measures specifically considering the quality of life afforded by an individual's mobility. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Visual Impairments, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Feucht, Florian C.; Holmgren, Chelsea R. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The authors of this study evaluated the necessary features of tactile maps to provide independent, efficient, and safe travel across a university campus; and a process for developing tactile maps based on user needs and preferences. Methods: Participants who have low vision provided input, through interviews and field tests,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Tactual Perception, Media Adaptation
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Emerson, Robert Wall; Anderson, Dawn L. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Because of the preponderance of visual images, many mathematics texts are wholly or largely inaccessible to students who are blind. This study investigated how much description is sufficient to communicate math content in different types of images. Methods: Representative math textbooks from grades five, eight, and 11, aligned to the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Schuck, Lydia; Emerson, Robert Wall; Kim, Dae Shik; Nelson, Nickola Wolf – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
This study examined eight variables of the Teaching Age-Appropriate Personal Skills (TAPS) checklist (Pogrund et al., 1995). The goal was to identify potential orientation and mobility (O&M) factors to represent constructs underlying the data that could be used in the future to better research the college readiness of youths who are visually…
Descriptors: Visually Impaired Mobility, Check Lists, Visual Impairments, Blindness
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Ely, Mindy S.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The foundational concepts of early intervention are: family-centered and relationship-based practices, natural environments, child learning, adult learning, and quality team practices (Pletcher & Younggren, 2013). In this literature review, the authors consider the application of these concepts to services provided to families of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Visual Impairments, Literature Reviews, Family Programs
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Lahav, Orly; Babai, Reuven – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Structured abstract: Introduction: Difficulties in science and mathematics may stem from intuitive interference of irrelevant salient variables in a task. It has been suggested that such intuitive interference is based on immediate perceptual differences that are often visual. Studies performed with sighted participants have indicated that in the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Geometry, Intuition, Interference (Learning)
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Jessup, Glenda; Bundy, Anita C.; Broom, Alex; Hancock, Nicola – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: This study compares the experiences of high school students with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) in and out of school. Methods: Twelve visually impaired high school students completed the same in-the-moment survey seven times daily for seven consecutive days. The frequencies of their activities,…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Visual Impairments, Social Isolation, High School Students
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Antonelli, Karla; O'Mally, Jamie; Steverson, Anne – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Mentors can help college graduates with visual impairments (that is, those with blindness or low vision) prepare for and seek employment in their chosen fields by serving as role models and sharing their experiences with mentees. Identifying mentoring activities and discussions most valued by mentees with visual impairments will…
Descriptors: College Students, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Career Development
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