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Rosner, Yotam; Perlman, Amotz – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The Israel Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services subsidizes computer-based assistive devices for individuals with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) to assist these individuals in their interactions with computers and thus to enhance their independence and quality of life. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Packer, Jaclyn; Reuschel, William – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Accessibility of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems was tested with a hands-on usability study and an online survey of VoIP users who are visually impaired. The survey examined the importance of common VoIP features, and both methods assessed difficulty in using those features. Methods: The usability test included four paid…
Descriptors: Internet, Assistive Technology, Usability, Online Surveys
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Kirk, T. Nicole; Justin A. Haegele – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Children who are deafblind have unique educational needs, especially when it comes to developing a foundation for recreation. This foundation includes a well-rounded physical education program. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of adults who are deafblind as they recall their involvement in physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Transitional Programs, Deaf Blind, Physical Recreation Programs
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Landa-Vialard, Olaya; Ely, Mindy S.; Lartz, Maribeth Nelson – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
The Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute, Early Intervention Training Center for Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments and Their Families, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was a national project that developed resources with the goal of building the capacity of colleges and universities to prepare personnel to…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers
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Emerson, Robert Wall; Anderson, Dawn – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Visually impaired students (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) have difficulty accessing curricular material in mathematical textbooks because many mathematics texts have visual images that contain important content information that are not transcribed or described in digital versions of the texts. However, little is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Textbooks, Visual Impairments
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Bozeman, Laura A.; Brusegaard, Callie M.; McCulley, Robert M. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
A key factor in promoting the outcomes described in the mission statement of the National Plan for Training Personnel (NPTP) to Serve Children with Blindness and Low Vision is the teacher. Specifically, knowledge of subject matter tied to national standards along with effective pedagogy can positively influence student learning. For aspiring…
Descriptors: Models, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Brian, Ali S.; Haegele, Justin A.; Bostick, Laura; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Nesbitt, Danielle – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Because children with visual impairments tend to be inactive, they are 1.5 times more likely to be considered overweight or obese than are their sighted peers. Although some barriers to physical activity have been identified (for example, lack of opportunity and transportation issues); little has been done to empirically identify predictors of…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Visual Impairments, Psychomotor Skills, Vision
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Beal, Carole R.; Rosenblum, L. Penny – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The authors examined a tablet computer application (iPad app) for its effectiveness in helping students studying prealgebra to solve mathematical word problems. Methods: Forty-three visually impaired students (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) completed eight alternating mathematics units presented using their…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Visual Impairments
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Antonelli, Karla; Steverson, Anne; O'Mally, Jamie – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Career mentoring can help college graduates with legal blindness to address employment barriers. Data on specific employment outcomes and job search experiences for this population can inform job-seeking strategies for students, mentors, and service providers. Methods: A longitudinal study evaluated job-seeking activities and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Visual Impairments, Employment, Job Applicants
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Moghadam, Zahra Behboodi; Ghiyasvandian, Shahrzad; Shahbazzadegan, Samira; Shamshiri, Mahmood – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: Mothers, who often serve as primary caregivers for their offspring, play a crucial role in the development of children. Understanding the parenting experiences of mothers who are blind can be valuable and beneficial for professional educators and health care workers who wish to provide holistic and appropriate services to both…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Mothers, Blindness, Hermeneutics
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Ely, Mindy S.; Gullifor, Kateri; Hollinshead, Tara – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Early intervention visual impairment services are built on a model that values family. Matrix session planning pulls together parent priorities, family routines, and identified strategies in a way that helps families and early intervention professionals outline a plan that can both highlight long-term goals and focus on what can be done today.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Visual Impairments, Parent Child Relationship, Family Involvement
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Haegele, Justin A.; Sato, Takahiro; Zhu, Xihe; Avery, Timothy – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: Recently, researchers have explored the perspectives of those with disabilities to better understand their experiences in physical education. However, little has been done with focusing on those with visual impairments. Utilizing a qualitative interpretive phenomenological analysis framework, the purpose of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Residential Schools, Special Schools, Blindness
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Stearns, Erica – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
In this article, Erica Stearns writes that she has worked as a physical therapist assistant in various settings for nearly 20 years. Her experiences have been in long-term and acute care settings, short-term rehabilitation and the school system. For the past three years she has also worked as a teacher of students with visual impairments.…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Allied Health Personnel, Physical Therapy, Teachers
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Lee, Soon Min; Oh, Yunjin – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study examined a mediator role of perceived stress on the prediction of the effects of academic stress on depressive symptoms among e-learning students with visual impairments. Methods: A convenience sample for this study was collected for three weeks from November to December in 2012 among students with visual impairments…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Electronic Learning, Visual Impairments
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Ferreira, Viviana; Albuquerque, Cristina P. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study analyzed the effects of accommodations for children with low vision in the Griffiths Mental Development Scales--Extended Revised (GMDS-ER). Methods: The sample comprised 25 children with low vision and chronological ages between 28 and 76 months. There were two assessment phases: in the first, the Griffiths Scales were…
Descriptors: Partial Vision, Young Children, Testing Accommodations, Visual Impairments
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