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  1. Blindness: Modern Approaches to the Unseen Environment
  2. Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq by Trudy Rubin, 2004-09
  3. Touch and Blindness: Psychology and Neuroscience by Morton A. Heller, Soledad Ballesteros, 2005-11-30
  4. National Visions, National Blindness: Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920s by Leslie Dawn, 2007-02-15
  5. A Different Way of Seeing: Youth With Visual Impairments and Blindness (Youth With Special Needs) (Youth With Special Needs) by Patricia Souder, 2004-04
  6. Seeing in Special Ways: Children Living with Blindness by Thomas Bergman, 1989-01-01
  7. Blindness and brain plasticity: contribution of mental imagery? [An article from: Cognitive Brain Research] by S. Lambert, E. Sampaio, et all 2004-06-01
  8. Change blindness: past, present, and future [An article from: Trends in Cognitive Sciences] by D.J. Simons, R.A. Rensink, 2005-01-01
  9. Seeing in Special Ways: Children Living With Blindness (Don't Turn Away) by Marylee Knowlton, 1989-10
  10. How something can be said about telling more than we can know: On choice blindness and introspection [An article from: Consciousness and Cognition] by P. Johansson, L. Hall, et all 2006-12-01
  11. Change Blindness and Visual Memory by Daniel Simons, 2000-01-01
  12. Blindness (Heinemann First Library) by Angela Royston, 2005-06
  13. Blindness: A First Book by Malcolm E. Weiss, 1980-09
  14. Data on blindness and visual impairment in the U.S: A resource manual on characteristics, education, employment, and service delivery by Corinne Kirchner, 1985

61. Foundation Fighting Blindness

62. Sight Savers International - Saving Sight - River Blindness
Information about the disease and its treatment.
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... contact us where you are: home eye conditions What is River Blindness? River Blindness:
What is River Blindness

Page 2: Causes of River Blindness
Page 3: Controlling River Blindness
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River Blindness is another name (coined by Sight Savers' founder Sir John Wilson) for a disease called onchocerciasis. As well as being a major cause of blindness in West and Central Africa, it is also present - to a lesser extent - in the Arabian Peninsula and the Americas. At the moment about 18 million people are infected, of whom roughly 300,000 are irreversibly blind. Astonishingly, a huge 125 million further people are currently at risk from infection. As well as causing blindness, onchocerciasis also has several other, equally harmful, effects. People who suffer from it will experience skin conditions such as 'nodules' (bizarre protuberances) and terrible itching, causing them to scratch repeatedly. This results in damage to the pigment and over time the skin becomes mottled; a distinctive characteristic of the disease known as 'Leopard Skin'. This can cause further problems because the de-pigmented 'spots' are more susceptible to skin cancer. Also, because the layers of skin just under the surface are damaged by the disease, it gives the appearance of premature aging ('Lizard Skin'), which can be especially damaging for younger sufferers. Because it becomes endemic in certain areas, it also has two important social implications:

63. Journal Of Visual Impairment And Blindness--Index Of Issues On-Line
Journal of Visual Impairment blindness The peerreviewed journal reporting on cutting-edge research, innovative practice, and news on all aspects of visual
Current Issue Back Issues Sample Issue
JVIB’s First Perspectives Column Discusses the Need for a Unified English Braille Code
One of the hottest topics in the field is discussed in the inaugural Perspectives column of the A major change in the braille code will affect braille readers, teachers, rehabilitation specialists, transcribers, administrators, and others who work with braille in any capacity. Because of the implications of adopting the Unified English Braille Code (UEBC) proposed by the International Council on English Braille, all JVIB readers are encouraged to consider the valuable insights offered in this month's Perspectives column , take time to learn more about the UEBC, and provide input on the proposed code by joining in an online discussion on this important topic. Perspectives is an invited platform for people in the blindness field to discuss a timely and important and perhaps controversial topic. JVIB is the international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues. Find out more by reading the free sample issue . Then, if you want to have access to all issues beginning with January 2000, follow this link to

64. Color Blindness - Color Vision
Color blindness may be a hereditary condition or caused by disease of the optic nerve or retina. Color blindness. Complete color blindness is very rare.
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Macular Degeneration

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Color Blindness
Overview Color blindness may be a hereditary condition or caused by disease of the optic nerve or retina . Acquired color vision problems only affect the eye with the disease and may become progressively worse over time. Patients with a color vision defect caused by disease usually have trouble discriminating blues and yellows. Inherited color blindness is most common, affects both eyes, and does not worsen over time. This type is found in about 8% of males and 0.4% of females. These color problems are linked to the X chromosome and are almost always passed from a mother to her son. Color blindness may be partial (affecting only some colors), or complete (affecting all colors). Complete color blindness is very rare. Those who are completely color blind often have other serious eye problems as well. Photoreceptors called cones allow us to appreciate color. These are concentrated in the very center of the retina and contain three photosensitive pigments: red, green and blue. Those with defective color vision have a deficiency or absence in one or more of these pigments. Those with normal color vision are referred to as trichromats. People with a deficiency in one of the pigments are called anomalous trichromats (the most common type of color vision problem.) A dichromat has a complete absence in one cone pigment.

65. What's Color Blindness?
isn t true. Learn more about what causes color blindness in this Q A for kids. Is Color blindness Inherited? Color blindness is
KidsHealth Kids Kids' Talk
To understand what causes color blindness, you need to be cool with cones and what they do. No, not ice cream cones! We're talking about the cones in your eyes . At the very back of your eye is the retina. It's about the size of a postage stamp, and it contains millions of cells that are sensitive to light. Some of these cells are called cones. Cones let you see color by combining the three main colors (red, blue, and yellow) to make thousands of colors, from the orange of your macaroni and cheese to the turquoise of a tropical fish. Even though many people think that being color-blind means a person can't see any color, this isn't true. Very few color-blind people see life the way it is on an old black-and-white TV show. Instead, most people who are color-blind just have a hard time telling the difference between certain colors. If you don't have the correct chemicals in the cones, they may not let you see the right number of main colors. Most people who are color-blind aren't able to see red or green. For example, when a kid who is color-blind looks at a green leaf, he sees a leaf that's either a neutral color (like a light tan) or a shade of gray. Is Color Blindness Inherited?

66. Consumer Guide To Glaucoma -
Risk factors, symptoms and treatments; also FAQ, doctor Q A, and news about research and new therapies.
Eye Health Topics Introduction Allergies Amblyopia or Lazy Eye AMD AMD FAQs AMD News Astigmatism Blepharitis Cataracts FAQs Cataract News CMV Retinitis Color Blindness Conjunctivitis Crossed Eyes Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic Retinopathy FAQs Drooping Eyelids Dry Eyes Eye Safety Floaters and Spots Glaucoma Glaucoma FAQs Glaucoma News Hyperopia Keratoconus Macular Degeneration Myopia Ocular Hypertension Photophobia (Light Sensitivity) Pink Eye Presbyopia Ptosis Retinal Detachment Retinitis Pigmentosa Strabismus Styes What's New in Eye Care Products or home
Glaucoma: The Second-Leading Cause
of Blindness in the U.S.
By Judith Lee and Gretchyn Bailey
reviewed by Dr. Vance Thompson Glaucoma: News FAQ Your eye has pressure just like your blood, and when this intraocular pressure (IOP) increases to dangerous levels, it damages the optic nerve . This can result in decreased peripheral vision and, eventually, blindness. Glaucoma is similar to ocular hypertension but with accompanying optic nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma affects an estimated 3 million Americans, with 120,000 blind due to the condition. Elsewhere in the world, treatment is less available, and glaucoma ranks as a leading cause of blindness just about everywhere. Even if people with glaucoma do not become blind, vision can be severely impaired.

67. JVIB
Journal of Visual Impairment blindness (JVIB). The journal was first published under the name Journal of Visual Impairment blindness in January 1977.
Home Change Colors and Text Size Contact Us Sitemap Site Search American Foundation for the Blind About AFB Press Room Bookstore Donate ... Home JVIB
JVIB is the premiere international, interdisciplinary journal of record on blindness and visual impairment that publishes scholarship and information and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, airing of controversies, and discussion of issues. JVIB is a monthly publication that includes research articles, as well as shorter pieces of interest to practitioners and extensive news coverage about the field of visual impairment. Two sections of JVIB are available free online to the public: Speaker's Corner and Perspectives . These columns are platforms for members of the blindness field who are invited to express their points of view about timely, important, and controversial issues. Readers of these columns are encouraged to visit the JVIB online message board , and voice their opinions on these important topics. The journal was first published under the name in January 1977. The journal's purpose, as conceived by the AFB Publications Advisory Committee, was to foster an exchange of information between the research and practice communities in the field of visual impairment and blindness.

68. Wales Council For The Blind
Independent umbrella organisation promoting the welfare of blind and partially sighted people and the prevention of blindness. Information about membership, activities, and their Manifesto.
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Wales Council for the Blind
"Enabling and Empowering"
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A VI Strategy for Health and Social Care Services: Give us your views Sylw!
Read the June bulletin.
What is WCB?
WCB is the umbrella body for visual impairment in Wales. It is an independent organisation for Wales.
Who are our members?
Our membership consists of organisations concerned with visual impairment. We are unique in having both statutory and voluntary organisations in membership - local authorities and all voluntary groups working in this field in Wales including branches or representatives of U.K. bodies.
What are our aims?
The aims of WCB as outlined in its constitution are to promote the welfare of blind and partially sighted people and the prevention of blindness We work to get visual impairment on every agenda. We believe that policies and services should be based on increasing independence and empowering an individual to make their own decisions and organise their own lives. It is uniquely easy to network in Wales and to develop a strategic approach for this purpose because of its size and culture. We believe too that visual impairment should be part of the mainstream and that skills and information should be shared.

69. Internetworking (1.3): Article-Banner Blindness
their goal. We have dubbed this phenomenon banner blindness and have investigated it in two experiments. Experiment 1 The purpose
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ARTICLE Banner Blindness: Web Searchers Often Miss "Obvious" Links
Jan Panero Benway
David M. Lane
Rice University Suppose you are designing a web page where one particular link among many is likely to be the most used by visitors. For example, perhaps you have a web page for sending text messages to pagers. "Send a message" is likely to be a very popular link, and it is important that all users notice it. On a travel reservations page, the designer wants to be sure that users notice the link for "make a reservation." Web guidelines usually recommend that to make an important item stand out, it should be near the top, and be large and/or brightly colored. For example, the Ameritech web design guidelines state: "In general, the larger an item is, the greater its perceived visual importance and likelihood of attracting attention. Make sure that items of greatest importance are easy to see, and clearly distinguished from other items. (Detweiler & Omanson, 1996)" Although this seems like perfectly good design advice, we have reason to believe it may not be. In a usability test of a corporate intranet, we were interested in finding out whether the novice users could make their way easily from the main home page to a lower-level page on computer training courses. We gave the users the task of finding information about Internet courses. The training page contained the seemingly highly-salient link shown below.

70. Face Blind! Bill's Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia) Pages - Introduction
A personal account of face blindness (prosopagnosia), by a sufferer.
This is the world's first (and to date only) book about face blindness. It has been published on the Internet so people in all lands can have access to it readily, and so it can be continuously updated. In these pages, you will find information, much of which is not available anywhere else at this time. Until people with this rare condition began to meet each other on the Internet in mid-1996, assembling this kind of information would not have been possible. Even researchers who have had hopes of specializing in this condition have been frustrated by having seen only a handful of subjects over a lifetime. With the advent of the Internet, face blind people are coming together in heretofore unheard of numbers, and much is being learned with each passing month. This document was first published as "Bill's Face Blindness Pages" in January, 1997, based on information learned in the fall of 1996. Since then, it has grown considerably, to become the document you will now see.
Face Blind!

71. NVRI Home Page
Pursues research in vision and the disorders of vision. Investigates difficult problems which require intensive and coordinated basic and clinical research over a long period of time. Its goal is the preservation of sight and the prevention of blindness.
The National Vision Research Institute was founded in 1972 to pursue research in vision and the disorders of vision. It devotes the whole of its resources to research and is therefore able to embark on investigations of difficult problems which require intensive and co-ordinated basic and clinical research over a long period of time. Its goal is the preservation of sight and the prevention of blindness. The NVRI is currently undergoing a restructure that has resulted in significant changes to staff and research projects. At this stage the web pages are unavailable while they are updated. They will be updated over the next few months. Vision testing products are still available for purchase from the NVRI. Contact the Secretary for more information. For further information about the NVRI, please contact: NVRI Secretary
Corner Keppel and Cardigan Street
Carlton 3053
Telephone: 9349 7480

72. Color Deficient Vision
Color blindness references for Web Designers. Cards and Charts simulating the websafe colors in color blindness. Highly recommended. Tests For Color blindness.
Color Deficient Vision
Simulation in the Web Designer's Color Card and Chart
Color Card
(8.5" x 11") Color Chart
(18" x 24") Printed color
references with
color deficiency
simulations Toward the lower left on the Card and the Chart is a simulation of deuteranopia , a common variety of color blindness. This is from the Greek for "second doesn't see" referring to the second cones in the retina of the eye that respond primarily to green light and are presumed to be defective in this condition. This doesn't mean that greens are invisible to people with deuteranopia. Human vision is complicated. The role of the green cones is less to detect green light than to distinguish it from red. Similarly, when the red cones "don't see" (protanopia), the main consequence is that reds, yellows and greens are indistinguishable. This figure simulates the web-safe colors as they appear in a deuteranopic condition. In most other categories of color blindness, protanopia, protoanomaly and deuteranomaly, the view is very similar but there are subtle differences. In one very rare form, called tritanopia, affecting thirty people in a million, colors appear very differently. The

73. Color Blindness Tests, Testing, Screening, Charts, Posters And Books For Hospita
Offers products on color blindness diagnosis and educational materials on color blindness.
Where the world goes for color blindness
tests, books, guides and posters.
We have color blind related products that you just can't find anywhere else. From the popular Color Vision Guide (currently discounted) to the comprehensive "Little Black Book," as well as the critically acclaimed book, "Colour Blindness Causes and Effects"; we have what everyone needs to know about color blindness. We even have original Ishihara compliant color blind test charts you can license for your own publications.
Color Vision and Learning
"What Teachers, School Nurses and Parents Should Know About Students Who Are Colorblind"
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Test for color blindness with these professional grade books and charts.
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74. The Strange Symptoms Of Blindness To Motion
Learn more about how humans see, how the eye works, color blindness, and more. How We See Things That Move. The Strange Symptoms of blindness to Motion.

It's All in the Brain
Breaking the Code of Color How We See Things That Move The Strange Symptoms of Blindness to Motion A Hot Spot in the Brain's Motion Pathway Integrating Information About Movement The Quivering Bundles That Let Us Hear Locating a Mouse By Its Sound ... HHMI Home
How We See Things that Move:
The Strange Symptoms of Blindness to Motion
The patient had great difficulty pouring coffee into a cup. She could clearly see the cup's shape, color, and position on the table, she told her doctor. She was able to pour the coffee from the pot. But the column of fluid flowing from the spout appeared frozen, like a waterfall turned to ice. She could not see its motion. So the coffee would rise in the cup and spill over the sides. More dangerous problems arose when she went outdoors. She could not cross a street, for instance, because the motion of cars was invisible to her: a car was up the street and then upon her, without ever seeming to occupy the intervening space. Even people milling through a room made her feel very uneasy, she complained to Josef Zihl, a neuropsychologist who saw her at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, in 1980, because "the people were suddenly here or there but I did not see them moving." The woman's rare motion blindness resulted from a stroke that damaged selected areas of her brain.

75. Disabilities And Handicaps - 123World
An alphabetic list of websites on disabilities like blindness, deafness, dwarfism, stuttering and links to the english version of these sites.
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76. - Study: New Drug Combats Age-related Blindness - Nov. 15, 2003
International Edition MEMBER SERVICES The Web Home Page World U.S. Weather ... Special Reports SERVICES Video E-mail Services CNNtoGO Contact Us SEARCH Web
Study: New drug combats age-related blindness
Story Tools HEALTH LIBRARY Health Library YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Medical Research or Create your own Manage alerts What is this? LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) - An experimental drug that blocks abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye is an effective treatment for the leading cause of age-related blindness, according to research unveiled Saturday. Macugen, a drug being developed by Pfizer Inc. and Eyetech Pharmaceuticals Inc., was 27 percent more effective than placebo at limiting vision loss in patients with the "wet" form of macular degeneration in a late-stage trial, said Dr. Carmen Puliafito, director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and the study's lead investigator. In macular degeneration, the central and most important area of the retina the macula deteriorates. The more common "dry" form results in gradual vision loss. In the more serious, wet form of the disease, vision loss occurs quickly as blood vessels leak and form a mound. The mound later contracts, leaving a scar that blocks vision. This form of macular degeneration afflicts an estimated 1.2 million Americans and the incidence is expected to rise as baby boomers age.

77. Color Blindness Problem Set
Color blindness Problem Set. She wanted to know if we could help her understand how she inherited her color blindness. Audrei s family
Color Blindness Problem Set
This problem set is based on a question received from a woman named Audrei. Audrei is red-green color blind and so are other members of her family. She wanted to know if we could help her understand how she inherited her color blindness. Audrei's family There are 7 children in Audrei's family, three girls and four boys. Two of the girls, Audrei and Liz, are red-green color blind. Caroline has normal color vision. Only two of the boys have been tested. Paul is color blind and David has normal color perception. Andrew and Jason, who have not been tested, may or may not have normal color perception. Barbara, the mother of the seven children, has normal color vision, but Sidney, the father, has the red-green color perception defect. Audrei also has a half brother Stephan. Audrei and Stephen have the same mother, but a different father. Stephan is also red green color blind. Red-green color blindness Red-green color blindness is an X-linked, recessive trait. In this problem set we will establish the pedigree of Audrei's family and see how the color perception defect is passed on from one generation to the next, but first let's look at a brief introduction to sex-linked inheritance. For more complete information about sex-linked inheritance review the Sex-linked Inheritance Problem Set in the Mendelian Genetics section.

78. Canine Support Teams
A California based nonprofit organization that provides specially trained dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness.
Click here to enter our Site "Changing the way the world thinks about disabilities, one dog at a time"®

79. On His Blindness
Borges, Milton y la ceguera, art­culo de Brenda S¡nchez publicado en el nº 21 de la revista Esp©culo.
"On his Blindness":
Borges, Milton y la ceguera Brenda Sánchez
Departamento de Letras
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad Nacional del Cuyo
Mendoza - Argentina Localice en este documento
El hecho central de mi vida ha sido la existencia de las palabras y la posibilidad de entretejer y transformar las palabras en poesía.
Borges, Jorge Luis. La poesía -manifestó [Borges] alguna vez-
tiene una entrañable amistad con la ceguera.
Alifano, Roberto. E l tema de la presente investigación es la ceguera en la obra lírica de Jorge Luis Borges. Nuestro corpus está constituido por cinco sonetos: “ On his blindness ” (OHB1) de El oro de los tigres El ciego I ” (EC1) y “ El ciego II ” (EC2) publicados en dos volúmenes, El oro de los tigres y La rosa profunda Un ciego ” (UC) de La rosa profunda On his blindness ” (OHB2) de Los conjurados Consideraremos solo parcialmente el “ Poema de los dones ” (PD) de El hacedor (1960) y “ Elogio de la sombra ” (ES) de Elogio de la Sombra (1969), ya que, por razones métricas, temáticas y estilísticas creemos que los sonetos forman un todo homogéneo y que, si bien estos dos poemas antes mencionados comparten núcleos temáticos, son más las divergencias que las convergencias que presentan con el resto de los textos del corpus. Todos los poemas sobre la ceguera fueron compuestos a partir de 1955, es decir, que no incluimos en este análisis ningún texto de sus primeros tres volúmenes poéticos.

80. Sex-Linked Inheritance Problem Set
Tutorial from sexlinked inheritance problem set provides college-level explaination. Includes graphics
Sex-Linked Inheritance Problem Set
Problem 7: Red-green color blindness in humans
Tutorial to help answer the question A human female "carrier" who is heterozygous for the recessive, sex-linked trait causing red-green color blindness (or alternatively, hemophilia), marries a normal male. What proportion of their male progeny will have red-green color blindness (or alternatively, will be hemophiliac)?
Genotypes and phenotypes of parents
The eggs of the mother will contain either a normal X chromosome or an X chromosome with the mutation causing red-green color blindness. The sperm of the father will contain either the normal X chromosome or the Y chromosome.
Genotypes and phenotypes of offspring
None of the female children would be red-green color blind, but half would be "carriers." Half of the sons would inherit the allele from their mother and be afflicted. For help on setting up and interpreting a punnet square review the tutorial of problem 1 in Monohybrid Cross of Mendelian Genetics. The Biology Project
University of Arizona
Updated: July 15, 1999

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