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.
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The latest issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available on the Sage Publishing website....
08/11/2020

The latest 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 issue here:

https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jvba/current

In the editorial for the July-August 2020 issue, entitled, "It Starts with Each of Us: Change Is Slow, but Possible," Editor in Chief Sandra Lewis reflects on the systemic racism that has affected people who are black, indigenous, and people of color and shares her strong belief that the people who work in the field of visual impairment can learn, grow, and create a better, more inclusive world.

The issue begins with an article that describes the unique role of cultural liaisons within educational teams. Three articles on orientation and mobility follow, which address campus navigation, gait, and puppy raisers for dog guide schools. An article on the expanded core curriculum underscores the importance of divergent thinking, and a Practice Report examines the educational accommodations that are often needed by students with Stargardt's Disease. This issue also includes CE opportunities.

The July-August 2020 issue of JVIB includes the following articles and features:

Editorial

It Starts with Each of Us: Change Is Slow, but Possible
Sandra Lewis

ARTICLES

Diversity

Supporting Students with Visual Impairments Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse: The Role of the Cultural Liaison Within Educational Teams
Stephanie Gee and Kim T. Zebehazy

Orientation & Mobility

Environmental Information Required by Individuals with Visual Impairments Who Use Orientation and Mobility Aids to Navigate Campuses
Earn CEs
Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Charitakis, Eleni Koustriava, Georgios Kouroupetroglou,
Rainer Stiefelhagen, Efstratios Stylianidis, and Suad Sakalli Gumus

Comparisons of Spatiotemporal and Ground Reaction Force Components of Gait Between Individuals with Congenital Vision Loss and Sighted Individuals
Mahdi Majlesi, Nader Farahpour, and Gordon E. Robertson

Returning a Puppy for Dog Guide Training: Factors That Affect Grief in Puppy Raisers and the Decision to Foster Again
Amy L. DeWitt

Expanded Core Curriculum

Divergent Thinking: The Performance of Students with Visual Impairments on Abstract and Scenario-Based Tasks and Their Correlates
Kim T. Zebehazy, Rachel C. Weber, Meagan Murphy, and Aisha Ghani

Deafblindness

Relationship Between Motor Skills, Balance, and Physical Activity in Children with CHARGE Syndrome
Earn CEs
Melanie Perreault, Pamela Haibach-Beach, Lauren Lieberman, and Elizabeth Foster

Practice Report

Stargardt Disease and Approaches to Learning for Individuals with This Condition
Alexis Poe Davis, Amanda Bullard- Maxwell, Regina Stone-Hernandez, Emily Chiarolanzio, and Harold Griffin

FEATURE

Statistical Sidebar

Regression Analysis and Adjusted R2
Robert Wall Emerson

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Volume 114, Number 4, July-August 2020

Featured articles

Environmental Information Required by Individuals with Visual Impairments Who Use Orientation and Mobility Aids to Navigate Campuses

Relationship Between Motor Skills, Balance, and Physical Activity in Children with CHARGE Syndrome

Earn CEs in this issue

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Penny Rosenblum, guest editor of the 2021 JVIB special issue that focuses on transition to adult life, has something to ...
08/03/2020
Calls for Papers | American Foundation for the Blind

Penny Rosenblum, guest editor of the 2021 JVIB special issue that focuses on transition to adult life, has something to say to the journal's authors and readers: Adult life is a broad topic and I want to be sure we have lots of submissions to choose from for this issue. I know it is going to be an INFORMATIVE issue. Are you involved with a transition program for youth? Supporting teens with multiple disabilities to build life skills? Integrating technology into the life of a young adult with deafblindness? I bet you’re doing some cool things JVIB readers want to know about. Why don’t you pop me an email at [email protected] and we can talk about your ideas. First time authors are very welcome and I’ll be happy to support you as you consider submission. I just do want to say that submitting is no guarantee of publication, but it’s the first step in the process to seeing your name in lights and more importantly, your ideas and knowledge shared with JVIB’s readership.
https://www.afb.org/publications/jvib/jvib-authors/calls-papers#SpecialTransition2021

Special Issue on Transition to a Meaningful Adult Life for Individuals with Visual Impairments 2021 Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment 2019 Special Issue on Albinism and Vision 2018 Special Issue on Personnel Preparation and Professional Development 2017 Practice Perspectives Celebrat...

The latest issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available on the Sage Publishing website....
06/08/2020

The latest 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 issue here:

https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jvba/current

The educational and rehabilitation landscape has changed dramatically since the last issue of the journal was released to readers, given the need to adjust how tasks are accomplished as municipalities seek to limit the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In this May-June 2020 issue, readers will find an editorial addressing the role of videoconferencing in education and a commentary on two surveys that were designed to analyze the needs of adults, students, teachers, and orientation and mobility practitioners in relation to COVID-19 and its effect on daily life. In addition, this issue includes articles on vision rehabilitation therapy, literacy, and perception. It also includes Practice Reports that cover consultation through videoconferencing, driving by people with low vision, access to medication containers by older adults, and a Research Report on mathematics graphics. This issue also includes CE opportunities.

The May-June 2020 issue of JVIB includes the following articles and features:

Editorial

Education for Students with Visual Impairments in the Time of Coronavirus: An Approach
to Education Through Videoconferencing

Sandra Lewis

ARTICLES

Rehabilitation

Roles of Vision Rehabilitation Therapists in the 21st Century
Elyse Connors and Helen Lee

Literacy

Perspectives on Literacy by Four Adolescents, Their Teachers, and Family Members
L. Penny Rosenblum and Tina S. Herzberg

Perception

Discriminable Height Differences of Raised Lines
Wataru Toyoda, Ryo Miyamoto, Susumu Oouchi, and Takenobu Inoue

Practice Reports

Collaborative Consultation Through Videoconferencing: Appending the Service Delivery
Model in Texas
John Rose

Is Visual Field Loss the End of the Road for Driving? Outcomes for Three Patients
with Visual Field Losses
Kathryn Baldry, Tammy Labreche, and Melinda Szilva

Pilot Assessment of a Medication Container Designed for the Needs of Older Adults
with Vision Loss
Elyse Connors, Rachel Kelley, Marjon VandeZande, Bobbi Pompey, Adam LaBine, Trenton Rowland, Rachel Fehrnstrom, Zachary Slotkowski, and Taylor Volrich

Research Report

Teachers' Descriptions of Mathematics Graphics for Students with Visual Impairments:
A Preliminary Investigation
L. Penny Rosenblum, Li Cheng, Kim Zebehazy, Robert Wall Emerson, and Carole R. Beal

FEATURES

Comment

Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Collaboration: How Two COVID-19 Surveys Were
Created with Input from Across the Field of Visual Impairment to Analyze the Needs of Adults,
Students, Teachers, and Orientation and Mobility Practitioners
L. Penny Rosenblum

Statistical Sidebar

A Look at Principal Component Analysis
Robert Wall Emerson

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Volume 114, Number 3, May-June 2020

Featured articles:
Roles of Vison Rehabilitation Therapists in the 21st Century

Perspectives on Literacy by Four Adolescents, Their Teachers, and Family Members

Earn CEs in this issue

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Join the Virtual AFB Leadership Conference today at 1 p.m. Eastern for a free panel discussion of the preliminary findin...
06/04/2020

Join the Virtual AFB Leadership Conference today at 1 p.m. Eastern for a free panel discussion of the preliminary findings of the Flatten Inaccessibility study, which investigated the impact of COVID-19 on US adults who are blind or have low vision.

Register for this free discussion here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g09NDq6sQZew_1svvkrc4w

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L. Penny Rosenblum, Ph.D.
American Foundation for the Blind
Director of Research

Paola Chanes-Mora, Ph.D.
American Foundation for the Blind
Policy Research Specialist

Troy Otillio
Aira
Chief Executive Officer

Bonnielin Swenor, Ph.D.
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor]

The latest issue of the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is now available on the Sage Publishing website....
04/08/2020

The latest 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 issue here:

https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jvba/current

In her editorial, Dr. Sandy Lewis describes the fact that this issue is so packed with excellent articles, it was difficult for her to decide which one to read first. We expect the journal's readers to have the same problem, depending on their own areas of expertise or interest. The issue begins with an investigation into the efficacy of an application (app) for improving reading skills in children with visual impairments, which is followed by an article on object-perception skills. The next three articles touch on issues that will be of interest to early intervention service providers, orientation and mobility specialists, and vision rehabilitation therapists. The final article reports on how leisure activities affect health perception, life satisfaction, and self-esteem in individuals with visual impairments. In addition, a commentary describes an effort to identify gaps in the literature in regard to older individuals with vision loss and how they are meeting their transportation needs.

This issue also includes CE opportunities.

The March-April 2020 issue of JVIB includes the following articles and features:

Editorial

Which to Choose? With So Many Excellent Articles in This Issue, the Choice Is a Difficult One
Sandra Lewis

Letters to the Editor

On "A Cross-Sectional Examination of the Writing of Students with Visual Impairment"
Deborah Tierney Kreuzer

Response to Letter to the Editor on "A Cross-Sectional Examination of the Writing of Students with Visual Impairment"
Mackenzie Savaiano and Michael

ARTICLES

Literacy

Investigating the Efficacy of Reading Adventure Time! for Improving Reading Skills in Children
with Visual Impairments
Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, Tessa McCarthy, Frances Mary D’Andrea, and M. Cay Holbrook

Perception

Use of Routine-Based Instruction to Develop Object-Perception Skills with Students Who Have Visual Impairments and Severe Intellectual Disabilities: Two Case Studies

Mildred Smith, Stacey Chambers, Angela Campbell, Tristan Pierce, Tessa McCarthy, and Douglas
E. Kostewicz

Early Intervention

Self-Efficacy of Providers of Early Intervention Services to Young Children with Visual Impairments
and Their Families
Mindy S. Ely, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, and Meghan M. Burke

CE articles

The Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Braille: Point–Counter Point Arguments for and Against the Need for the Knowledge of Braille
Earn CEs
William M. Penrod, Nora Griffin-Shirley, Kevin Hollinger, Ximena Burgin, Samantha Smolka, Phoebe A. Okungu, Kyle J. Steinle, and Nereah A. Obiero

Job-Task Analysis of Vision Rehabilitation Therapists
Earn CEs
Elyse M. Connors, John M. McMahon, and Helen Lee

Leisure

Contribution of Leisure Activities to Health Perception, Life Satisfaction, and Self-Esteem among Korean Individuals with Visual Impairments
Junhyoung Kim, Areum Han, Jan S. Hodges, and May Kim

FEATURE

Comment

Older People with Vision Loss and Transportation: Identifying Gaps in Research to Effect Change
Kelly Bleach, Neva Fairchild, Priscilla Rogers, and L. Penny Rosenblum

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Dear JVIB Reader:Part Two of the Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment of the Journal of Visual Impairment &...
02/11/2020

Dear JVIB Reader:

Part Two of the Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment 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 issue here:

https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jvba/current

Guest editor Michele Capella McDonnall, research professor and director, The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, Mississippi State University, received such an overwhelming response to the call for papers for the Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment that the offerings needed to be separated into two parts. Part one was published in the November-December 2019 issue.

Part Two of the Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment includes an interesting investigation into the vocational rehabilitation outcomes of individuals with comorbid traumatic brain injury and visual impairment. It also includes an article that looks at self-efficacy in adults with retinitis pigmentosa and its relationship to timely service delivery to employed vocational rehabilitation applicants. Another article provides an overview of vocational rehabilitation data and the demographics, services, and long-run labor market trends these data show. A practice piece describes a training program in advanced computer skills for people who use access tools designed for people with low vision or blindness. A Research Report looks at the relationship of age of onset of vision loss to employment barriers. The issue also includes two commentaries on the role of leadership in building an inclusive workplace culture for people with visual impairments, and one on the effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the 30 years since its creation in 1990.

This issue also includes CE opportunities.

The January-February 2020 issue of JVIB includes the following articles and features:

Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment, Part Two

Editorial

"Employment Is Everyone's Job": An Important Reminder for the Field of Visual Impairment

Michele C. McDonnall

ARTICLES

Comorbid Traumatic Brain Injury and Visual Impairment: Vocational Rehabilitation Service Provision and Agency-Level Outcomes

Michele C. McDonnall, Jennifer L. Cmar, and Emily M. Lund

An Exploratory Study of General Self-Efficacy and Employment in Adults with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Mercedes A. Zapata

Employed Vocational Rehabilitation Applicants with Visual Disabilities: Factors Associated with Timely Service Delivery

Adele Crudden, Zhen Sui, and Emily Lund

Overview of Vocational Rehabilitation Data about People with Visual Impairments: Demographics, Services, and Long-Run Labor Market Trends

Christopher M. Clapp, John V. Pepper, Robert Schmidt, and Steven Stern

Practice Perspective

A Description of an Advanced Computer Skills Training Program Designed to Prepare Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired for the Modern Workplace

Billy Parker

Research Report

Relationship of Employment Barriers to Age of Onset of Vision Loss

Anne Steverson

FEATURES

Comment

Putting an End to the Idea of Working Twice as Hard: How Leadership Can Affect Change in the Workplace for People Who Are Blind

Sassy Outwater-Wright

Comment

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: What Has the Blind and Low Vision Community Gained?

Stephanie Enyart

Statistical Sidebar

Bonferroni Correction and Type I Error

Robert Wall Emerson

Editor's Note: JVIB thanks Michele Capella McDonnall, PhD, research professor and director, The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision, Mississippi State University, for her scholarship and commitment as guest editor of the Special Issues on Employment and Visual Impairment.

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Volume 114
Number 1
January-February 2020

Special Issue on Employment and Visual Impairment, Part Two

Featured articles:

Comorbid Traumatic Brain Injury and Visual Impairment: Vocational Rehabilitation Service Provision and Agency-Level Outcomes

Employed Vocational Rehabilitation Applicants with Visual Disabilities: Factors Associated with Timely Service Delivery

Earn CEs in this issue

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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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