Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) JVIB is the journal of record on blindness and visual impairment, published by AFB Press, American Foundation for the Blind. JVIB has been published continuously for over 100 years, and is available by subscription in print and online formats.

“We (people who are blind or visually impaired) spend so much of our day being problem solvers for everything we do. S...
06/18/2019
What you need to know about hiring blind and visually impaired workers

“We (people who are blind or visually impaired) spend so much of our day being problem solvers for everything we do. So, we just naturally bring creativity and creative thinking to the work environment and I think that adds value.” ~George Abbott, Chief Knowledge Advancement Officer, American Foundation for the Blind

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JVIB is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2020 Corinne Kirchner Research Award are now open. Ple...
06/07/2019
Call for Nominations for the 2020 Corinne Kirchner Research Award | American Foundation for the Blind

JVIB is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2020 Corinne Kirchner Research Award are now open. Please take some time to recognize a fellow researcher whose work has made a tremendous impact on the visual impairment literature. [Image: Cartoon-style illustration of a female researcher wearing a lab and large, round glasses interacting with a neural network.]
https://www.afb.org/about-afb/events-and-awards/corinne-kirchner-research-award/2020-call-nominations

In 2007, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) established the Corinne Kirchner Research Award in honor of AFB's longtime staff member, Corinne Kirchner, Ph.D., whose tireless pursuit of excellence in research led AFB and the blindness field to a higher level of expectation concerning the inve...

The second 2019 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available on the Sage Publishing web...
05/16/2019

The second 2019 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available on the Sage Publishing website. You may access the Table of Contents of the new issue here:
https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jvba/current

Self-determination is the lead focus of this issue, with a review of the literature and an accompanying distillation of the evidence-based practices that have proven effective for students with disabilities. The second article includes practical advice on how to extend these strategies to work with students with visual impairments. Another article provides the results of a study on the Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT) that was conducted to determine the validity and reliability of VISSIT. Another article describes a navigation system designed to operate in an indoor environment that was evaluated at the largest shopping mall in the United States. Attitudes were examined in one article on transportation and perception was explored in another on drawing tools designed to produce textured lines. Another article offers a historical account of Evergreen, the first blind rehabilitation center for U.S. veterans. Finally, a Research Report evaluates a haptic navigation tool.

This issue also includes CE opportunities and two features on the educational offerings at the recent American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference, as well as a Statistical Sidebar.

The March-April 2019 issue of JVIB includes the following articles and features:
Editor's Page
Sandra Lewis

ARTICLES

Self-Determination

Promoting Self-Determination for Students with Visual Impairments: A Review of the Literature
Jennifer L. Cmar and Kasey Markoski

Effective Self-Determination Practices for Students with Disabilities: Implications for Students with Visual Impairments
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Jennifer L. Cmar

Service Delivery

Determining Type and Amount of Service Delivery Time by Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: Results of a National Validation Study of the VISSIT
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Rona L. Pogrund, Shannon Darst, and Michael Munro

Navigation

Evaluation of an Accessible, Real-Time, and Infrastructure-Free Indoor Navigation System by Users
Who Are Blind in the Mall of America
Nicholas A. Giudice, William E. Whalen, Timothy H. Riehle, Shane M. Anderson, and Stacy A. Doore

Attitudes

Transporting People with Visual Impairments: Knowledge of University Campus Public Transportation Workers
Danene K. Fast and Tiffany A. Wild

Perception

The Development and Assessment of Crayons that Produce Textured Lines for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired
Suraj Kandalam, Tyler Ferro, and Dianne T. V. Pawluk

Veterans

Evergreen: The First U.S. Veterans' Blind Rehabilitation Center
Gregory L. Goodrich and Tom Zampieri

Research Report

A Haptic Navigation Aid for Individuals with Visual Impairments: Indoor and Outdoor Feasibility
Evaluations of the LaserNavigator
Ulrik Roijezon, Maria Prellwitz, Daniel Innala Ahlmark, Jan van Deventer, George Nikolakopoulos, and Kalevi Hyyppa

NEWS AND FEATURES

Comments

The University Perspective: A Summary of Two Panel Sessions at the AFB Leadership Conference
Concerning Educational Topics
Hailey McManus and Chantal McManus

Career and College Readiness: A Summary of Two Sessions at the AFB Leadership Conference
on Orientation and Mobility and Transition Services for Students with Visual Impairments
Shelley Danaher

Statistical Sidebar

Group Design Terminology: The Meaning of Between-Subjects and Within-Subjects Factors
Robert Wall Emerson

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ISSN: 0145-482x

Volume 113
Number 2
March-April 2019

Featured articles:
Effective Self-Determination Practices for Students with Disabilities: Implications for Students with Visual Impairments

Determining Type and Amount of Service Delivery Time by Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: Results of a National Validation Study of the VISSIT

Earn CEs in this issue

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04/05/2019
About Us | American Foundation for the Blind

"There is an opportunity, if we are ready to seize it together, to create a world of no limits—where people who are blind or visually impaired are working, going to school, and participating in community life, unhindered by barriers." —Kirk Adams, AFB President and CEO

We are collaborating with researchers and educators to better understand the issues. We're educating policymakers, business leaders, advocates, and the public about the challenges and opportunities that exist for people who are blind or visually impaired. We drive the adoption of policies and best practices for making workplaces, schools, and communities more welcoming for people who are blind or visually impaired. Learn how you can take part in a world of no limits.

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"There is an opportunity, if we are ready to seize it together, to create a world of no limits—where people who are blind or visually impaired are working, going to school, and participating in community life, unhindered by barriers." —Kirk Adams, AFB President and CEO Our Mission The mission of...

It is with much excitement that we reveal that the first issue of the year, and the first issue published by the Journal...
03/01/2019

It is with much excitement that we reveal that the first issue of the year, and the first issue published by the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness' (JVIB) new publisher, Sage Publishing, is now available. It has been a long time in coming, but when you access the new issue, you will observe what we have been working on these past few months: the journal has a new cover, a new interior design, and is packed with all the quality research and practice you expect from this publication. JVIB also has a new home, on the Sage website, so we encourage all our readers to enjoy this first issue of the year in its new home.

You may access the Table of Contents of the new issue here:
https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jvb/current

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ISSN: 0145-482X
Volume 113
Number 1
January-February 2019

Intra- and Interpersonal Factors in Adolescence Predicting Loneliness among Young Adults with Visual Impairments

Services for Consumers Who Are Deafblind: Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Service Models Utilized and Their Effectiveness

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There is less than one month remaining for you to submit your research or practice on employment for the 2019 Special Is...
02/04/2019
Calls for Papers - American Foundation for the Blind

There is less than one month remaining for you to submit your research or practice on employment for the 2019 Special Issue on Employment and Vision, which is being guest edited by Dr. Michele McDonnall of Mississippi State University. The deadline is February 28, 2019; send your submissions to [email protected]. http://www.afb.org/afbpress/section.aspx?FolderID=47&DocumentID=2160#SpecialEmployment2019

Guest editor: Michele Capella McDonnall, Ph.D., research professor and director, The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision, Mississippi State University

The final issue of the year is available at JVIB.org. Image: Journal of Visual Impairment & BlindnessJVIBNovember-Decemb...
12/17/2018

The final issue of the year is available at JVIB.org.
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JVIB

November-December 2018

Volume 112

Number 6

Earn CEs in this issue

Featured article: Reports from Parents about Medical and Low Vision Services for their Children with Albinism: An Analysis

Cover image: The cover features text arranged to resemble a Snellen Eye Cart that reads, "Special Focus on Albinism and Vision"

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American Foundation for the Blind

The September-October 2018 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available! You may view t...
09/24/2018

The September-October 2018 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available! You may view the Table of Contents of the issue by going to:
http://www.jvib.org

The focus of this issue is orientation and mobility, with a lead article into the effect of cane tip design and technique on obstacle detection from Western Michigan University. A second article, on the effect of cane material on perception of length, comes from the University of São Paulo. A study from the National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State University conducted an investigation into the factors that influenced the employment status of individuals receiving vocational rehabilitation.

Additional articles explored graphics, Charles Bonnet syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, motor competence in adolescents, and physical activity. A Research Report explains how information from Functional MRI scans can inform the educational plan of children with cerebral visual impairments, and two Practice Reports share strategies for promoting emergent literacy skills in toddlers and teaching "echoidentification."

[Image: The cover of the September-October 2018 issue of JVIB, which reads:
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
JVIB

September-October 2018

Volume 112

Number 5

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Featured articles:

Obstacle detection with the long cane: Effect of cane tip design and technique modification on performance

The effect of cane material on length perception with long canes in visually impaired, sighted, and blindfolded individuals

Cover image: The cover features dominant text that reads "Orientation and Mobility." It also has a colorful illustration of a group of people in various tones of the color spectrum walking toward the viewer. Some are pushing baby carriages, others are holding briefcases, and several are using long canes for mobility.

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American Foundation for the Blind]

It is with a heavy heart that the journal remembers the life and work of Deborah D. Hatton, the former chair of its edit...
09/19/2018
Deborah D. Hatton, former chair of the JVIB Editorial Advisory Board, has died - JVIB

It is with a heavy heart that the journal remembers the life and work of Deborah D. Hatton, the former chair of its editorial advisory board, who died earlier this month.
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/newcommunity.asp?AnnouncementID=2588&newsid=1066

Deborah D. Hatton, former chair of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) Editorial Advisory Board and professor of special education emerita for Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, died September 4, 2018, at 65 years of age.

The July-August 2018 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available! You may view the Tab...
07/27/2018

The July-August 2018 issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available!

You may view the Table of Contents of the issue by going to:
http://www.jvib.org

This issue features an investigation into the effect on reading speed of digital text read on an iPad compared with that of traditional paper text prepared in large print for middle- and high-school students. Next, a study provides evidence regarding the correlation of optic nerve hypoplasia and maternal age, which is followed by a pilot study about a self-defense program designed for people with visual impairments. Average weekly physical activity and health is the focus of another article, which compares students with visual impairments and those who have autism spectrum disorder in addition to visual impairments. Other articles and reports focus on drawing, the effect of font style on reading in people with age-related macular degeneration, the post-high school experiences of students with deafblindness, fall risk assessments, using assistive technology to read foreign language books, and a hands-on activity to teach students about their own eyes. The issue concludes with a commentary on the U.S. rollout of Unified English Braille and a Statistical Sidebar.

In addition to research, practice, and features, this issue of JVIB also includes a CE opportunity for individuals needing to recertify with the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP).

The July-August 2018 issue of JVIB includes the following articles and features:

Literacy

Paper or Digital Text: Which Reading Medium Is Best for Students with Visual Impairments?
Ramona McLaughlin and Cheryl Kamei-Hannan

Early Intervention

Evidence that Maternal Age Influences the Occurrence of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Sarah E. Ivy and Deborah D. Hatton

Physical Education

The 1Touch Project: A Pilot Study of a Program to Teach Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired Self-Defense
Tessa McCarthy, Miranda D. Brown, and Stephen H. Nicholls

Weekday Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness of Youths with Visual Impairments and Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Visual Impairments
Justin A. Haegele, Xihe Zhu, and T. Nicole Kirk

Perception

Transfer of Learning in People Who Are Blind: Enhancement of Spatial-Cognitive Abilities Through Drawing
Lora T. Likova and Laura Cacciamani

Research Reports

Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Reading Performance: Does Font Style Make a Difference?
Christina Hedlich, Elizabeth Barstow, and Laura K. Vogtle

Experiences of Young Adults with Deafblindness after High School
Michele C. McDonnall and Jennifer L. Cmar

Practice Reports

Visual Impairment and Falls: Outcomes of Two Fall Risk Assessments after a Four-Week Fall Prevention Program
John T. Kingston

Using the JAWS Screen Reader and the Focus Braille Display to Read Foreign Language Books Downloaded from the Bookshare Accessible Online Library
Gaylen Kapperman, Stacy M. Kelly, and Elizabeth Koster

Practice Perspective

Helping Students with Visual Impairments Know Themselves Better Through the Life-Sized Eyeball Activity
Cindy Bachofer

NEWS AND FEATURES

Editor's Page

Comment

Update on Unified English Braille Implementation in the United States
Frances Mary D'Andrea

Statistical Sidebar

The Nuances of Interaction Effects
Robert Wall Emerson

News From the Field

Calendar

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JVIB

July-August 2018

Volume 112

Number 4

Earn CEs in this issue

Featured article: Paper or Digital Text: Which Reading Medium is Best for Students with Visual Impairments? by Ramona McLaughlin and Cheryl Kamei-Hannan

Cover image: The illustration shows a handheld electronic device e-reader with a stack of four hardcopy books visible on its screen. A stack of nine hardcover books appear to be flowing out of its screen and stacking themselves neatly into a pile beside it.

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American Foundation for the Blind]

The May-June 2018 issue of JVIB is now available at http://www.jvib.org.  This issue's featured article is entitled, App...
06/01/2018

The May-June 2018 issue of JVIB is now available at http://www.jvib.org. This issue's featured article is entitled, Applying the Foundational Concepts from Early Intervention to Services Provided to Young Children with Visual Impairments: A Literature Review.
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04/05/2018

In Oakland for #AFBLC? Join JVIB Editor in Chief Sandy Lewis and Practice Editor Rona Pogrund for their session on writing tomorrow from 10:15-11:15. On Friday, Drs. Lewis and Pogrund will also be conducting a peer reviewer workshop at 11:15-12:15. We hope to see you there!

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JVIB is the foremost outlet for research in the field of visual impairment and blindness and provides both applied practice and comprehensive news coverage essential to practitioners in low vision, special education, and related areas. The journal serves an international community in a wide range of professions including teachers of students with visual impairments, low vision therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, assistive living specialists, and more. An annual subscription to JVIB provides access to more than 10 years of archived JVIB articles via AFB's fully accessible, fully searchable website.

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