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Bibliography - VI Specialist Technology: Using technology to access the curriculum

Books

AccessWorld
2006 AccessWorld guide to assistive technology products
AFB, 2006
ISBN: 0891288155
List of technology used by visual impairments with technical specifications.

Agélii, Margareta & Rönnbäck, Anders
Teaching Braille to beginners by using a computer
Tomteboda Resource Centre, 1998
TRC Report No 17, ISSN: 1103-5080, ISRN TRC-R--17--SE

Baldewijns, Jeroen
Vision on assistive technology: a guide for the blind and visually impaired and their assistants
Vlicht, 1997

Blamires, Mike
Enabling technology for inclusion
Paul Chapman, 1999
ISBN: 1853963941 1853964360
Updates the debate on inclusive education, enabling technology for learning, and innovative thinking about social, physical and cognitive inclusion.

Brennan, Mary & Busby, Geoff
Enhancing access to library based ICT services for visually impaired people 4
Library and Information Commission, 2000
ISBN: 1902394364
Library and Information Commission Research Report 65, STV/LIC Programme Report 4 Includes Basic Principles of ICT for those who are deaf or have difficulty with hearing, and those who have physical learning disabilities

Brophy, Peter & Craven, Jenny
Integrated accessible library: a model of service development for the 21st century: the final report of the REVIEL (Resources for Visually Impaired Users of the Electronic Library) Project
CERLIM, 1999
ISBN: 0953534316
British Library Research and Innovation report 168

Burger, Dominique (ed)
New technologies in the education of the visually handicapped = Les novelles technologies dans l'éducation des déficients visuels
Editions John Libbey Eurotext, 1996
ISBN: 2742001271
Proceedings of the conference held in Paris, 10-11 June 1996.  Colloque INSERM; Vol 237

Cain, Sally & Loebl, Ruth
See to IT at work: blind and partially sighted people accessing technology: a practical handbook for employers
RNIB, 2004
ISBN: 1858786428
Aimed at employers to ensure that they are providing accessible technology for their visually impaired employees.

Carey, Kevin
Joined up citizenship: a report for the DTI on improving access to information and communication technologies for people with disabilities
RNIB, 2000
ISBN: 185878395X
Discusses accessibility issues in relation to information and communication technology (ICT).

Carey, Kevin & Brophy, Peter
Enhancing access to library based ICT services for visually impaired people 1
Library and Information Commission, 2000
ISBN: 190239433X
Series: Library and Information Commission Research Report 62, STV/LIC Programme Report 1 Includes Final Report, Impact of emerging technologies on library Services for blind and visually impaired people and Structural options for the delivery of a comprehensive library service (REVIEL, STV, RNIB and the NLB)

Foundation for Communication for the Disabled
Information technology for people with a visual impairment: a guide to screen magnification, speech output, scanning and other aspects of computing for people with low vision
Foundation for Communication for the Disabled, 1995

Gill, John
Access to graphical user interfaces by blind people
GUIB Consortium, 1993
ISBN: 1858780047

Gill, John
Keeping step? Scientific and technological research for visually impaired people
RNIB, 2001
ISBN: 186048025X

Hammarlund, Jenny
Computer play for children who are severely visually impaired: using an alternative keyboard with tactile overlays: some guidelines
Tomteboda Resource Centre, 1999
TRC Report No 20, ISSN: 1103-5080, ISRN TRC-R--20--SE

McKeown, Sally
Unlocking potential: how ICT can support children with special needs
Questions, 2000
ISBN: 1841900419

Morley, Sarah
Window concepts: an introductory guide for visually disabled users
GUIB Consortium, 1995
ISBN: 1858780675
Available in book and audiotape (2 part) version.

Petrie, Helen; O'Neill, Anne-Marie; Carey, Kevin
Enhancing access to library based ICT services for visually impaired people 2
Library and Information Commission, 2000
ISBN: 1902394348
Includes Literature search on access by blind to ICT, Principles for defining optimisation in customised ICT systems, Access to web-based OPACs in the light of WAI.  Library and Information Commission Research Report 63, STV/LIC Programme Report 2

Ravenscroft, John
Modifying the Windows environment for visually impaired computer users
Scottish Sensory Centre, 2000

Ravenscroft, John & Tornado Labs
Enhancing access to library based ICT services for visually impaired people 3
Library and Information Commission, 2000
ISBN: 1902394356
Includes advice on the optimal customisation of the graphical user interface Library and Information Commission Research Report 64, STV/LIC Programme Report 3

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Accessing technology: using technology to support the learning and employment opportunities for visually impaired users
RNIB, 2001
ISBN: 1858785170
Revised update of "Access Technology" RN 1497. 

  • Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk/technology/
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
    Developing communication: using switches and simple voice output communication aids to promote early communication skills in children with a visual impairment and additional disabilities
    RNIB / VITAL, 2002
    8 page supplement to Eye contact covers use of switches etc.

    Technologie et Société (Tecso)
    Listening to the Internet: training kit for users who are blind or visually impaired
    Tecso/RNIB, 1999
    ISBN: 2922576035
    Includes CD-ROM, audio cassette, user's manual in print and Braille and tactile guide

     

    Videos

    Mason, Heather L
    Using IT to support visually impaired learners
    University of Birmingham, 1995
    4 books & 2 videos.

    Moray House Institute of Education
    IT the VI way
    Moray House Institute of Education, 1994
    Made at the Royal Blind School Edinburgh. Demonstrates the ways that technology can assist VI students and the equipment available at the time. Duration 21 minutes.

    Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
    Leading the way: information and communications technology in the education of visually impaired children
    RNIB, 1998
    ISBN: 1858781388
    Duration 25 mins

    Web Accessibility Initiative
    Websites that work!
    RNIB, 2000
    Made in association with RNIB, Sensory Disabilities Research Unit (Univ. of Hertfordshire) and Pacifica Films. Duration: 15 minutes

  • WAI http://www.w3.org/WAI
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    CD-ROMs

    Scottish Sensory Centre
    Video for visually impaired learners 2: making television, video, multimedia, and the image rich Internet work for blind or partially sighted pupils and students
    SSC, 2000
    A guide for teachers, students, designers of educational materials and programme producers.  Now includes case studies. Replaces the first CD-ROM.

     

    Articles

    Danger & opportunity: special issue on technological issues for 1990s
    Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Dec 1990, Vol 84(10) Whole issue

    Focus on: Technology
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, Whole issue

    Aldrich, Frances K & Parkin, Alan J
    Listening at speed
    British Journal of Visual Impairment Spring 1989, Vol 7 (1), p16-18
    For visually impaired people who use audio recordings to study can benefit from speeding up the recording to reduce the time it takes to listen to the information. Technological applications and comprehension of the resulting recordings are discussed.

    Allen, Tony
    Technology in schools
    Visability Spring 1998, No 22, p7-9

  • Website
  • Blenkhorn, Paul; Pettit, Stephen; Evans, Gareth
    Multi-lingual input to a personal computer using a modified Perkins brailler
    British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2001, Vol 19 (1), p17-19

    Brown, Norman
    The CCTV microscope and its uses
    Visability Spring 2001, No 31, p9-11

    Buultjens, Marianna & Todd, Neil
    Technology for transition
    Visability Summer 1999, No 26, p29-32
    Explores how technology can smooth the path of transition from primary to secondary school.  Includes case studies.

  • Website
  • Carey, Kevin
    Bridging the widening gap
    New Beacon July/August 2003, Vol 87 (1021), p26-29

    Cavanagh, Jean
    Touch-typing: raising literacy standards and much more....
    Visability Autumn 1998, No 24, p18-21
    Describes a successul project to teach visually impaired children to touch-type.

  • Website
  • Churchward, Jane
    Inclusion and independence in the classroom (adaptive software)
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p11-13

    Craig, Jane
    Supporting Arman in the mainstream classroom
    Eye Contact Summer 2004, No 39, p27-28
    Using an Intellikeys overlay keyboard with a student who has a cortical visual impairment and cerebral palsy.

    Cuthbertson, Jamie
    "If I can't read it, I can't learn it" a DAISY pilot project
    Insight May/June 2006, No 3, p36-39
    Report on a pilot project to test out DAISY technology in educational settings.

    Douglas, Graeme ... [et al]
    Comparison between reading from paper and computer screen by children with a visual impairment
    British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2001, Vol 19 (1), p29-34

    Evans, Gareth; Painter, Chris; Blenkhorn , Paul
    CAMI Corner
    Eye Contact Spring 2001, No 29, p17-18

    Evans, Gareth; Painter, Chris; Blenkhorn , Paul
    Why is technology important in an inclusive setting?
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p19-20

    Farnsworth, Adrian
    Whiteboard access
    Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p10-12
    Outlines strategies for improving the accessibility of whiteboards for children with visual impairments.

    Farnworth, Adrian & Lumley, Peter
    Tactile graphics: their production and interpretation
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p13-16

    Garaj, V ... [et al]
    System for remote sighted guidance of visually impaired pedestrians
    British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2003, Vol 21 (2), p55-63

    Griffiths, Steve
    What is access technology?
    Visability Spring 1998, No 22, p35-36

  • Website
  • Hale, Gregory
    Technical assessment of software usability with reference to screen readers for the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    British Journal of Visual Impairment January 2000, Vol 18 (1), p29-33
    Looks at assistive technology and how it copes with graphical user interfaces such as Windows as opposed to character based interfaces such as DOS.

    Hardisty, Jon
    Hide and seek: finding accessible electronic books for blind and partially sighted children
    Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p20-22
    Discusses the issues surrounding electronic books for visually impaired children.

    Hubbard, Linda
    Touch typing for tinies! an update
    Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p23-24
    An update on the progress of pupils who were introduced to touch typing from 4 years old.  Original article: Insight No 4, p42-44.

    Ireland, Lorraine
    A need to have - not nice to have
    Visability Spring 1998, No 22, p17-18

  • Website
  • Jansson, Gunnar; Juhasz, Imre; Cammilton, Arina
    Reading virtual maps with a haptic mouse: effects of some modifications of the tactile and audio-tactile information
    British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2006, Vol 24 (2), p60-66
    Describes experiments with a haptic mouse to aid reading virtual maps.

    Jehoel, Sandra; McCallum, Don; Rowell, Jonathan; Ungar, Simon
    Empirical approach on the design of tactile maps and diagrams: the cognitive tactualisation approach
    British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2006, Vol 24 (2), p67-75
    Describes three studies into design issues surrounding tactile map-making.

    Jennings, Julie
    ICT in the early years
    Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p25-26
    Discusses the place of ICT in the early years.

    Jones, Tim & Jain, Juliet
    Examining the experiences of sight-impaired travellers: the next station stop
    British Journal of Visual Impairment Sept 2006, Vol 24 (3), p141-144
    Looks at barriers to accessibility for visually impaired travellers in UK train stations.

    Kahlon, Gurjit
    Learning platforms: opportunities for all?
    Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p13-15
    Learning platforms (generic term for a range of web-based applications: e-mail, webpages, message boards, web conferencing etc) are explored for accessibility for children with visual impairments.

    Keogh, Bernadette & Marchand, Gillian
    Technology: a school assessment
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p8-10

    Lumley, Peter
    Braille, buns and stink bombs
    Insight Jul/Aug 2007, No 10, p20-22
    Follow-up on a young girl making progress with Braille and beginning to use a computer.

    Major, Anne & Price, Cheryl
    Technology: the pupil viewpoint
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p5-7

    McGhie, Catherine
    Changing times
    Visability Spring 1998, No 22, p32-34

  • Website
  • McKeown, Sally
    Technology: is it all it’s cracked up to be?
    Eye Contact Summer 2001, No 30, p36-37

    Papadopoulos, Konstantinos S & Goudiras, Dimitrios B
    Accessibility assistance for visually-impaired people in digital texts
    British Journal of Visual Impairment May 2005, Vol 23 (2), p75-83
    Looks at how effectively visually impaired children handle electronic texts.

    Parkes, Don
    Tactile audio tools for graphicacy and mobility  “A circle is either a circle or it is not a circle’’
    British Journal of Visual Impairment September 1998, Vol 16 (3), p99-104

    Petrie, Helen ... [et al]
    MoBIC: an aid to increase the independent mobility of blind travellers
    British Journal of Visual Impairment May 1997, Vol 15 (2), p63-66
    Describes a system of electronic aids to assist mobility for people who are visually impaired from planning a journey through to arriving at their destination.

    Risdon, James
    Moving music
    Insight Sept/Oct 2008, No 17, p18-19
    Technology which enables young people who are visually impaired to explore independent music making.

    Sales, Anthony; Evans, Shirley; Musgrove, Nick; Homfray, Richard
    Full-screen magnification on a budget: using a hardware-based multi-display graphics card as a screen magnifier
    British Journal of Visual Impairment Sept 2006, Vol 24 (3), p135-140
    Use of generally available technology to provide screen magnifiers in schools.

    Spong, Andy
    Searching the internet using Jaws
    Insight May/June 2006, No 3, p21-24
    Explores using Wikipedia with students who are visually impaired.

    Thompson, Robert & Smeaton, John
    Student success with palmtop computers
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p21-22

    Tobin, Michael J & Hill, Eileen
    Ataxia Telangiectasia, visual disability, and the role of information and communication technology
    Visability Autumn 1998, No 24, p35-37
    Looks at the possibilities for using technology to help children with Ataxia Telangiectasia.

  • Website
  • Wadell, Lesley
    Access technology
    Visability Summer 2001, No 32, p17-18

    Walter, Richard
    Using ICT to develop literacy skills with students who have complex learning difficulties
    Eye Contact Spring 2005, No 41, p5-7
    Using technology to access learning for children who have a variety of disabilities including sensory impairments.

    Wells, Pete
    "Horrible" stories for teenagers
    Insight Mar/Apr 2006, No 2, p36-38
    Using sensory stories and technology to encourage literacy in children who have multiple disabilities.

  • http://www.petewells.co.uk
  • Whitney, Gill
    Orientation devices
    Visability Autumn 1997, No 21, p27-28
    Description of recent technical developments to help visually impaired people find features within their environments for improved mobility.

  • Website

Wilson, Claire; Whittle, Tom; Williamson, Nick
Moon for the twenty-first century
New Beacon February 2001, Vol 85 (994), p32-36