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         Blindness:     more books (100)
  1. The unseen minority: A social history of blindness in America by Frances A Koestler, 1976
  2. Ishihara's design charts for colour-blindness of unlettered persons by Shinobu Ishihara, 1973
  3. Blindness and Brain Plasticity in Navigation and Object Perception
  4. Fighting Global Blindness: Improving World Vision Through Cataract Elimination by Sanduk Ruit, Charles C. Wykoff, et all 2006-01-01
  5. Blindness--ability, not disability (Public affairs pamphlet, no. 295A) by Maxine Wood, 1968
  6. Blindness Research: The Expanding Frontiers
  7. Settlement and Development in the River Blindness Control Zone: Case Study Burkina Faso (World Bank Technical Paper) by Della E. McMillan, Jean-Baptiste Nana, et all 1994-06
  8. Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism by Paul de Man, 1983-11-03
  9. The Struggle of Blind People for Self-Determination: The Dependency-Rehabilitation Conflict : Empowerment in the Blindness Community by C. Edwin Vaughan, 1993-07
  10. The social sources of adjustment to blindness by Irving Faber Lukoff, 1970
  11. The Hunterian lectures on colour-vision and colour-blindness by Frederick William Edridge-Green, 1911
  12. Blindness: Modern approaches to the unseen environment by Paul A Zahl, 1962
  13. Prevention of Childhood Blindness

101. A Philosophy Of Blindness
A Blind Net. A Philosophy Of blindness. The reason is simple, how you view blindness will determine your reaction to being blind or to those of us who are blind.
A Blind Net
A Philosophy Of Blindness
At first glance it might seem strange to have a section about a philosophy of blindness, however I think it is an extremely important topic to cover. The reason is simple, how you view blindness will determine your reaction to being blind or to those of us who are blind. There are as many ":philosophies" of blindness as there are people so obviously I won't be trying to cover EVERY point here. What I want to do is present you with some ideas about what blindness is, a positive outlook if you will, and thereby let you know what blindness DOES NOT NEED TO BE. Whether we think about it or not we all have a philosophy of blindness. It determines how we treat blind people and how we think about ourselves if we are or become blind. Of course one question to answer is who is blind ? Then there's the ":sensitive": question of what do you call someone who is blind ? My short answer would be blind, but God help us some people are offended by that "nasty five letter word." So here are some discussions about different aspects of blindness, incidents that have happened to blind people and the affects of different philosophies of blindness.

102. Fight For Sight
A nonprofit organization funding fellowships and grants for vision research and children's eye clinics in the U.S. and internationally to prevent blindness and find cures for all eye diseases.

103. The Courtesy Rules Of Blindness
A Blind Net. The Courtesy Rules Of blindness. I m always glad to see you. I don t want pity, but don t talk about the wonderful compensations of blindness.
A Blind Net
The Courtesy Rules Of Blindness
When you meet me don't be ill at ease. It will help both of us if you remember these simple points of courtesy:
  • I'm an ordinary person, just blind. You don't need to raise your voice or address me as if I were a child. Don't ask my spouse what I want"Cream in the coffee?"ask me.
  • I may use a long white cane or a guide dog to walk independently; or I may ask to take your arm. Let me decide, and please don't grab my arm; let me take yours. I'll keep a half-step behind to anticipate curbs and steps.
  • I want to know who's in the room with me. Speak when you enter. Introduce me to the others including children, and tell me if there's a cat or dog.
  • The door to a room or cabinet or to a car that is left partially open is a hazard to me.
  • At dinner I will not have trouble with ordinary table skills.
  • Don't avoid words like "see." I use them too. I'm always glad to see you.
  • I don't want pity, but don't talk about the "wonderful compensations" of blindness. My sense of smell, taste, touch or hearing did not improve when I became blind, I rely on them more and, therefore, may get more information through those senses than you dothat's all.
  • If I'm your houseguest, show me the bathroom, closet, dresser, windowthe light switch too. I like to know whether the lights are on or off.
  • 104. 318. On His Blindness. John Milton. The Oxford Book Of English Verse
    John Milton. 1608–1674. 318. On His blindness. WHEN I consider how my light is spent, E re half my days, in this dark world and wide,,
    Select Search All All Reference Columbia Encyclopedia World History Encyclopedia Cultural Literacy World Factbook Columbia Gazetteer American Heritage Coll. Dictionary Roget's Thesauri Roget's II: Thesaurus Roget's Int'l Thesaurus Quotations Bartlett's Quotations Columbia Quotations Simpson's Quotations Respectfully Quoted English Usage Modern Usage American English Fowler's King's English Strunk's Style Mencken's Language Cambridge History The King James Bible Oxford Shakespeare Gray's Anatomy Farmer's Cookbook Post's Etiquette Bulfinch's Mythology Frazer's Golden Bough All Verse Anthologies Dickinson, E. Eliot, T.S. Frost, R. Hopkins, G.M. Keats, J. Lawrence, D.H. Masters, E.L. Sandburg, C. Sassoon, S. Whitman, W. Wordsworth, W. Yeats, W.B. All Nonfiction Harvard Classics American Essays Einstein's Relativity Grant, U.S. Roosevelt, T. Wells's History Presidential Inaugurals All Fiction Shelf of Fiction Ghost Stories Short Stories Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Verse Anthologies Arthur Quiller-Couch The Oxford Book of English Verse ... BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: John Milton.

    105. Duke University Eye Center > ENVISION A World Without Blindness!
    Flash presentation on the research at the Duke University Eye Center to eliminate blindness.
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    106. Banner Blindness, Human Cognition And Web Design ( )
    Banner blindness, human cognition, and web design by Don Norman of the Nielsen Norman Group. Banner blindness, Human Cognition and Web Design.
    Books Essays Interviews Recommended Readings Press Kit home ... essays
    Banner Blindness, Human Cognition and Web Design
    ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNETWORKING, MARCH 1999 Benway and Lane have studied "Banner Blindness" (ITG Newsletter, Dec. 1998: 1.3) – the fact that people tend to ignore those big, flashy, colorful banners at the top of web pages. This is pretty interesting stuff, for the entire reason they are so big and obnoxious is to attract attention, yet they fail. Evidently nobody ever studied real users before – they simply assumed that big, colorful items were visible. This paper, shows once again the importance of observations over logic when it comes to predicting human behavior. People behave the way they behave, not the way our logical analyses and wishes would have them behave. People follow their interests, their needs, their customs. They are driven by curiosity, boredom, emotion. And the "they" refers to "we": us. Benway and Lane showed that if something is too obvious, too big, too powerful, it is overlooked (a point well known to Sherlock Holmes, by the way – or perhaps more precisely, known to Conan Doyle). What Benway and Lane found was this. Suppose a designer wants to make sure that people browsing a site can find "important-information." The designer carefully makes the link to "important-information" big, bold, colorful. Nobody could possibly miss it. Lo and behold, Benway and Lane showed, it was the rare individual who noticed that this bold and salient banner contained the information being sought.

    107. Division Of Parasitic Diseases - River Blindness
    Factsheet and press releases concerning the disease.

    Alphabetical Listing
    River Blindness Filariasis Onchocerciasis
    Other Links
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
    Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)
    Top Home Professional Info Public Info ... CDC Health Topics A-Z This page last reviewed December 9, 2003 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    National Center for Infectious Diseases

    Division of Parasitic Diseases

    108. Sight Savers International - Saving Sight - Saving Sight In The Developing World
    UK's leading charity working to prevent and cure blindness in developing countries and bring hope to people who will never see again.

    109. Inattentional Blindness: An Overview By Arien Mack & Irvin Rock
    attention. 8. Inattentional blindness. A perceived? These and other questions set our research agenda. 10. Inattention blindness at Fixation. The
    Inattentional Blindness may be purchased
    from Amazon.Com Inattentional Blindness
    Arien Mack

    Department of Psychology
    New School for Social Research
    USA and Irvin Rock
    Department of Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley
    USA PSYCHE, 5(3), May, 1999 KEYWORDS: vision, attention, perception, consciousness, inattentional blindness. CHAPTER ONE of Arien Mack and Irvin Rock (1998) Inattentional Blindness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    1. Motivation for the Research
    What is the relationship between attention and perception? How much, if anything, of our visual world do we perceive when we are not attending to it? Are there only some kinds of things we see when we are not attending? If there are, do they fall into particular categories? Do we see them because they have captured our attention or because our perception of them is independent of our attention? Most people have the impression that they simply see what is there and do so merely by opening their eyes and looking. Of course, we may look more closely at some things than at others, which is what we ordinarily mean by "paying attention," but it probably seems to many people as if we see nearly everything in our field of view. There is an opposite experience that also raises questions about the relation between perception and attention. When we are intently awaiting something, we often see and hear things that are not there. For example, many people have had the experience of hearing footsteps or seeing someone who is anxiously awaited even though theperson is not there, and there are no footsteps. On these occasions, it is as if our intense expectation and riveted attention create or at least distort a perceptual object. Here, instead of not seeing (or hearing) what is there when we are distracted, we are seeing (or hearing) what is not there, or perhaps more accurately, misperceiving what may actually be there, but which we are anxiously awaiting. Both experiences appear to implicate attention in the act of perceiving. This kind of experience was eloquently described by William James.

    110. Vision International Eye Missions, A Public Nonprofit Charity, Combats Unncessar
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to find blindness via building and improving eye centers and providing training to eye doctors in underserved areas and the developing world.
    e-mail to a friend: Vision International Eye Missions is a non-profit Foundation based
    in Santa Rosa, California that is dedicated to the preservation
    of sight at home and abroad. It is a public charity with IRS
    status of a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
    Madagascar Eye Clinic
    The Sambava Lions completed building and equipping the Madagascar Eye Clinic. This Clinic is now functional. Vision International Eye Missions is providing all the surgical and medical supplies. See How You Can Help!
    Laser Treatment in Madagascar
    Mr. Eckert will be flying to Madagascar on January 19th
    to setup the newly arrived Treatment Lasers. Following the next month, on February 28th, Dr. Tamara Suslov
    will fly out to inaugurate the laser setup and train the ophthalmologists to use them.
    See Accomplishments!

    New Vision International Fellows are training in India.

    111. Hysterical Blindness (2002) (TV)
    Hysterical blindness (2002) (TV)Hysterical blindness (2002) (TV) Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, Comments, Discussion, Taglines, Trailers, Posters, Photos, Showtimes, Link to Official

    112. Disability Advice Centre Fact Sheet - Colour Blindness
    4page Royal Mail (UK) pdf about the disability. Includes useful URLs.

    113. The Blind Readers' Page
    A source of information about books and reading, blindness and other disabilities and library services for the blind and physically handicapped.
    This site is a guide to sources of information in alternative formats (braille, recorded cassettes, large print, e-texts, web audio) accessible by people with print disabilitiesthose with visual and physical handicaps as well as dyslexia. It is also a guide to information about blindness, visual handicaps and other physical handicaps, with a special collection of Wisconsin resources. There are about 2,300 individual links, all evaluated, annotated and organized by subject.

    114. General Information - Blindness
    blindness. independence. Pets, however, compensate very well and are free of the psychic trauma we associate with blindness. Their
    Blindness General Information Because we, as people, place such great value on eyesight, we are deeply concerned and saddened when we discover a pet is blind. In people, loss of vision brings a loss of a certain amount of independence. Pets, however, compensate very well and are free of the psychic trauma we associate with blindness. Their senses of smell, hearing and touch allow them to perceive their surroundings much better than a blind person. Special Concerns Working or hunting dogs should be retired to a more restricted life. You must decide whether the dog will be acceptable as a pet. Pets that were nippy or anxious when they could see may present problems after they have become blind. Such individuals generally remain nervous, and the risk of biting may increase, especially when small children are involved. As long as your pet remains in a familiar environment, it can navigate very well. Also, pets can generally adapt to changes in their environment if necessary. Whatever the circumstances, please feel free to discuss any concerns you might have with your veterinarian. They understand your feelings, and will respect your final decision on whether or not you wish to keep your pet as a family member.

    115. Home Page
    Features disease information, contacts, programs, and history of the disease.
    Riverblindness , or Onchocerciasis , is a disease widespread in Africa. It causes blindness, disfigurement, and unbearable itching in its victims, and has rendered large tracts of farmland in Africa uninhabitable.
    The Onchocerciasis Control Programme ( OCP ) was created in 1974 with two primary objectives. The first is the elimination of onchocerciasis as a public health problem and as an obstacle to socioeconomic development throughout an eleven-country area: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo. The second is to leave participating countries in a position to maintain this achievement by enhancing national capacity to maintain control of the disease. The Programme is sponsored by four
    agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO). OCP is widely recognized as one of the most
    successful multi-donor programsin the short history of development assistance. It has now halted transmission and virtually eliminated prevalence of the disease, onchocerciasis (Riverblindness), throughout the 11-country subregion containing 35 million people. Through donations of Mectizan by its manufacturer, Merck and Co, Inc., as well as financial support from a large pool of donors, OCP is fully funded through its conclusion in 2002.

    116. BUBL LINK / 5:15 Internet Resources: Blindness
    Author William Graczyk Subjects blindness DeweyClass 362.4 ResourceType index Location usa Last checked 20001110 blindness Resource Centre Documents and
    BUBL LINK / 5:15 Catalogue of Internet Resources Home Search Subject Menus A-Z ... About
    See also: eyes A-Z Index Titles Descriptions
  • Betsie: BBC Education Text to Speech Internet Enhancer
  • Blind Readers Page
  • Blindness Resource Centre
  • Braille It ...
  • Topica: Health Page last updated: 17 March 2003 Comments:
    Betsie: BBC Education Text to Speech Internet Enhancer
    Betsie is software (a Perl script) which is intended to make it easier for people using text to speech systems for Web browsing. It rearranges the content of Web pages, renders text in a large, clear font, makes all frames horizontal, removes all table related tags, removes Javascript, and carries out numerous other operations. Most BBC pages are accessible via Betsie, but results from other pages are less reliable.
    Author: BBC
    Subjects: blindness, speech processing
    service, software
    Location: uk
    Last checked:
    Blind Readers Page
    Listing of information sources for the blind which offer material in a range of formats such as Braille, recorded cassettes, large print, and electronic texts. Also features links to national organisations, adaptive computer technology suppliers, government agencies, information on guide dogs and mobility, audio books, tactile maps and graphics, and greeting cards.
    Author: William Graczyk
    Subjects: blindness
    index Location: usa Last checked:
    Blindness Resource Centre
    Documents and links to Internet blindness resources. Headings include Braille history, literacy, translators and advocacy, deaf-blind, other disabilities, eye conditions, organisations and research news.
  • 117. The Church And Blindness
    News and information on the groups work to make religious materials available to the blind. Based in the UK.
    The Church and Blindness
    Registered Charity No. 1078425 - campaigning for large-print books in pews
    recognition for the charity's work from The Prince of Wales - read more inside
    read the words of support from the Archbishop inside
    Please contact
    With our gratitude to: Chivers; Talking Books; Nielsen Book Data; The RNIB; National Library for the Blind; Book Marketing Ltd; National Blind Children's Society; Bookseller's Association; Ottakers; Cambridge University Press; HM Prison; Braille Transcription Unit, Wakefield. Normal Sight Macular Degeneration Cataracts Glaucoma Diabetes
    With the kind permission of the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Air Traffic Control Agencies. More balloon release details on our 'NewsFlash' page Our new unframed site can be heard in English by blind people or displayed via a Braillepad. For text to voice software, try IBM's Home Page Reader, or Window Eyes

    118. Trachoma
    Brief, technical clinical definition. Leading cause of blindness worldwide, and afflicts over 400 million people; preventable with adequate diet, proper sanitation, and education.
    DESCRIPTION: A form of bilateral keratoconjunctivitis which causes corneal scarring; at its onset, it resembles conjunctivitis with symptoms of tearing, photophobia, pain, swelling of the eyelids, and superior keratitis; as it passes through four stages, the conjunctival tissues become follicular, heal, and finally scar. Lacrimal glands and ducts are often affected as well; the upper lid may turn inward and the lashes then abrade the cornea; corneal ulceration results, becomes infected, and ultimately scars. When scarring is extensive, blindness results. The disease is spread by contact; flies and gnats may also transmit it. TREATMENT: If treated early (with antibiotics, usually tetracycline drugs or sulfonamides), the prognosis is excellent. Untreated, it can cause blindness. IMPLICATIONS: This disease is one the earliest recorded eye diseases; it was identified as early as the 27th century B.C. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and afflicts over 400 million people (primarily in underdeveloped countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia). It is preventable with adequate diet, proper sanitation, and education. It is rare in the United States. Back to Contents or Back to SpEdEx Home

    119. This Page Has Moved !!! Health - Men s Health - Colour blindness Men s Health - Physical health. Colour blindness by Dr Rob Hicks What is it? Colour blindness is the reduced ability to distinguish between certain colours.
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    120. Retinitis Pigmentosa Overview
    Information on night blindness, including the relationship between retinal degenerative diseases and the retina as well as basics on genetics and heredity.

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