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?A useful addition to the sometimes-overwhelming world of resources for visually impared and blind people, this will-researched guide adroitly fills a gap.?-Disability Studies Quarterly

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ANDREW LEIBS is an award-winning writer of over 2000 newspaper and magazine pieces that have appeared in such publications as "Dialogue" and "The San Francisco Examiner."
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  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood; large type edition edition (December 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313309698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313309694
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,473,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
"Comprehensive" starts the subtitle, and Comprehensive it is! Too many print-handicapped people are forced to stumble through the multi-layered service system, picking up clues almost by accident until they "strike gold" in the person of a skilled counselor or librarian. Here is a full set of Tools for Learning, along with a user's guide! Important for every visually impaired student and family, vital for every school or school system's Special Education department. No less useful for those with serious learning disorders like dyslexia, or with challenging physical disabilities that prevent the easy handling of printed material. Yes, addresses and phone numbers may change; new organizations may develop; but this is a book that will be USED and that will repay its purchase many times over.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Finally a well-organized guide to reading and resources for the visually handicapped which also has a broader use for reading delayed students with other presenting problems. To read unabridged audio books is as valid a method as visual reading and teachers should avail their reading handicapped students of this resource. As a children's librarian & a parent of a coded child, I believe this book belongs in every library, school & public.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KaeAnn Rausch on April 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book for the first time a few nights ago and was immediately hooked. As a legally blind consumer and as Director of Rehabilitation Services at an agency whose mission is to empower blind and visually impaired individuals, I was immediately moved by the significance of Mr. Leibs' work. I read late into the night, and my last thought before drifting off to sleep that night was that I wished that this book had been around 30 years ago -- it would most certainly have saved me and a lot of others who live with severe vision impairment or blindness a whole lot of struggle and grief!
This book is the only of its kind I've encountered. The information, both concisely and engagingly presented, opens a breathtaking vista of literature and learning to the lives of the visually impaired in providing guidance to independent access of the printed word!
This book is NOT another "how to live with a disability" book. It focuses on a very important aspect of life, the ABILITY to read, to INDEPENDENTLY access the written word. Leibs has put together an extensive listing of resources to empower the visually impaired reader. In addition, the personal experiences he shares in the book brought back a host of memories of my own educational odyssey. Like Leibs, I and many others with low vision have experienced much hit-and-miss in the process of learning what we needed to know to gain the access we desire and need to succeed. Leibs has put together all the pieces of a complex puzzle into a user-friendly guide that paves the way for others to learn the rudiments of what it takes to access our literary world!
In my opinion, this book should be put into the hands of every visually impaired child in this country.
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