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JVIB: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness


Año 2008. Número 102 (5)

Access: Examining the Accessibility of a Computerized Adapted Test Using Assistive Technology
Cheryl Kamei-Hannan pp 261-271
This study examined the accessibility barriers of a computerized adapted test called the Measure of Academic Performance. The results showed that as magnification increased, time on the test increased and students required visual efficiency skills. Students who used refreshable braille displays were faced with several obstacles
Deaf-Blindness: The Nature of the Social Experiences of Students with Deaf-Blindness Who Are Educated in Inclusive Settings
Silvia M. Correa-Torres pp 272-283
This qualitative case study investigated the nature of social experiences and opportunities for communication among students who are deaf-blind, their sighted peers with no hearing loss, and adults in inclusive settings. Strategies used by adults to promote interaction were also observed. Implications and suggestions for future research are provided
Employment: Work-Related Challenges for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired in Turkey
Murat Bengisu, Gokhan Izbirak, and Adham Mackieh pp 284-294
Various aspects of the working life of people who are visually impaired were investigated in a telephone survey conducted in Turkey. Although the participants performed many types of jobs successfully, many issues need to be solved for the more efficient participation of people with visual impairments in the economy
Dog Guides

Acceptance of Dog Guides and Daily Stress Levels of Dog Guide Users and Nonusers
Kumiko Matsunaka and Naoko Koda pp 295-304
The degree of acceptance of dog guides at public facilities, which is required by law in Japan, was investigated, and evidence of rejection was found. Japanese people with visual impairments who used dog guides reported higher daily stress levels than did those who did not use dog guides
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