Dissertations in Blindness and Visual Impairment

View a list of dissertations related to the education of students who are blind or visually impaired. This list includes dissertations published since 1996.

2008

  • Petrovay, D. W. (2008). Personality characteristics, career awareness, and job expectations of new teachers of students with visual impairments. Unpublished Ph.D., The University of Arizona, United States -- Arizona. Accession Number 3297551

2007

  • Angelocci, R. (2007). Risk, resilience, and success in college for students with vision disabilities. Unpublished Ph.D., University of New Orleans, United States -- Louisiana. Accession Number 3292288
  • Bourquin, E. A. (2007). Travelers who are deafblind: A correlational study of influences on assistance-gaining for street crossings. Unpublished D.H.A., University of Phoenix, United States -- Arizona. Accession Number 3292689
  • Boyareddigari, B. (2007). System to assist visually impaired in indoor navigation (SAVIIN). Unpublished M.S., The University of Texas at Dallas, United States -- Texas. Accession Number 1450831
  • Chan, C. F. (2007). Computer-aided design and manufacturing of tactile maps. Unpublished M.Phil., University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Hong Kong. Accession Number 0668638
  • Evans, C. A. (2007). Psychoeducational assessment of students who have visual impairment: Perspectives of teachers of students who are blind or who have low vision and school psychologists. Unpublished Ph.D., The University of Utah, United States -- Utah. Accession Number 3258570
  • Galdi, L. L. (2007). Factors that enable graduate students with visual disabilities to succeed in their educational pursuits. Unpublished Ph.D., Fordham University, United States -- New York. Accession Number 3272639
  • Han, J.-H. (2007). Exploring online trust perception: Visually impaired and travel organizations. Unpublished Ph.D., Purdue University, United States -- Indiana. Accession Number 3291212
  • Hassan, M. M. (2007). Agent-based automated image descriptor approach for visually impaired people. Unpublished M.S., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), Saudi Arabia. Accession Number 1441588
  • Holt-Dehner, S. L. (2007). Evaluating sibling relationships when one sibling has a visual impairment. Unpublished Ph.D., Ball State University, United States -- Indiana. Accession Number 3288306
  • Jacobin, S. (2007). Accessibility of WVU websites for individuals with vision impairments. Unpublished M.S.J., West Virginia University, United States -- West Virginia. Accession Number 1451910
  • Lee, H. (2007). Effects of detectable warnings on individuals with mobility impairments. Unpublished Ed.D., Western Michigan University, United States -- Michigan. Accession Number 3258645
  • Leston, J. (2007). Alaska Native eye health and disease: A community profile. Unpublished M.P.H., University of Alaska Anchorage, United States -- Alaska. Accession Number 1451884
  • Lusk, K. M. E. (2007). The effects of various mounting systems of near magnification on reading performance and preference in students with low vision. Unpublished Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, United States -- Tennessee. Accession Number 3293876
  • Nock, J. A. (2007). Blind children's understanding of vision. Unpublished Ph.D., Open University (United Kingdom), England. Accession Number C830413
  • Saigal, A. (2007). SEES: An adaptive multimodal user interface for the visually impaired. Unpublished M.S., The University of Texas at Arlington, United States -- Texas. Accession Number 1442769
  • Serino, L. K. L. (2007). The effect of repeated reading with middle school students with visual impairments. Unpublished Ph.D., The University of Arizona, United States -- Arizona. Accession Number 3283809
  • Szostak, C. M. (2007). Eating disturbance and visual impairment: A matter of social identity. Unpublished Ph.D., Alliant International University, Fresno, United States -- California. Accession Number 3283386
  • Rizvi, S. M. A. J. (2007). Indoor navigation aid for visually impaired people. Unpublished M.S., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), Saudi Arabia. Accession Number 1449613

2006

  • Bardin, J. A. (2006). Academic engagement of students with visual impairments in general education language arts classrooms. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(8), 2938A. (UMI No. 3232362)
  • Clark, C. D. (2006). Teaching choice making to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Unpublished Ph.D., The University of Utah, United States -- Utah. Accession Number 3241834
  • Harrison, J. R. (2006). Braille literacy: Insights from parents and teachers. Unpublished Ed.D., University of South Dakota, United States -- South Dakota. Accession Number 3239860
  • Herzberg, T. S. (2006). The quality of brailled instructional materials produced in Texas public schools. Unpublished Ph.D., Texas A&M University, United States -- Texas. Accession Number 3280465
  • Kaplan, N. F. (2006). Computer technology, education and disability: Experiences of postsecondary students who are blind or visually impaired. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(12), 4360A. (UMI No. 3199974)
  • Knoth, S. K. (2006). Essential accommodations for students with sensory impairments: Perceptions from the field. Unpublished Ed.D., Ball State University, United States -- Indiana. Accession Number 3238405
  • McKinley, P. L. (2006). Literacy in the lives of the blind: An ethnographic study in the San Francisco Bay Area. Unpublished Ph.D., The University of Iowa, United States -- Iowa. Accession number 3248037
  • Pearson, V. (2006). Attitudes of physical activity professionals toward participation of individuals with visual impairments in physical education classes. Unpublished Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, United States -- Colorado. Accession Number 3256996
  • Robinson, D. M. (2006). Learning strategies that enable blind students to access education: A Delphi study. Unpublished Ph.D., Capella University, United States -- Minnesota.  Accession Number 3229498
  • Sánchez, J. (2006). Education for the 21st century—impact of ICT and digital resources - Model to design multimedia software for learners with visual disabilities). University of Chile Blanco Encalada,  Department of Computer Science.
  • Sinkfield, C. (2006). Classroom teacher attitudes toward inclusion with emphasis on students with visual impairments. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67(2), 467A. (UMI No. 3205988)
  • Zebehazy, K. T. (2006). Ability or access-ability: Test item functioning and accommodations for students with visual impairments on Pennsylvania's alternate assessment. Unpublished Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, United States -- Pennsylvania. Accession Number 3250971

2005

  • Arndt, K. L. (2005). "They should know they have Usher syndrome around here": College students who are deafblind. Unpublished Ph.D., Syracuse University, United States -- New York. Accession Number 3186474
  • Ashi, M. M. (2005). A descriptive and critical evaluation of the career development of women with visual impairments and/or blindness using a cognitive, social, and cultural constructivist theoretical perspective as a framework of analysis. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(5), 1631A. (UMI No. 3174230)
  • Otero Fernandez, R. E. (2005). Puerto Rican family involvement in the orientation and mobility training of their children with visual impairments. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(12), 4524A. (UMI No. 3156241)
  • Clinard, K. G. (2005). The provision of alternate reading media to visually impaired school children in Mississippi systems policy making. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(4) 1493a (UMI No. 3171398)
  • Feldman, S. (2005). Reasonable accommodations? How blind-visually impaired graduate students negotiate print accommodation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(5), 1662A. (UMI No. 3174174)
  • Williams, A. S. (2005). Using participatory action research to make diabetes education accessible for people with visual impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66(5), 2883B. (UMI No. 3174539)

2004

  • Collins, S. D. (2004). Adverbal morphemes in Tactile American Sign Language. Unpublished Ph.D., Union Institute and University, United States -- Ohio. Accession Number 3144539
  • Correa-Torres, S. M. (2004). The nature of social experiences of elementary students with deafblindness educated in inclusive classrooms. Unpublished Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, United States -- Colorado. Accession Number 3139607
  • Jackson, L. M. (2004). The effects of testing adaptations on students' standardized test scores for students with visual impairments in Arizona. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(10), 3644A. (UMI No. 3080092)
  • Winford, C. G., II. (2004). The academic outcomes of visually impaired public school students in Texas. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(7), 2449. (UMI No. 3108915)

2003

  • Angelone, B. L. (2003). Incidental change detection and short-term memory load in a dual-task paradigm. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(09), 4643B. (UMI No. 3103189)
  • Boisvert, K.A. (2003). An exploratory study of the development of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-Third Edition: Preschool Tactile Version. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(2), 477A. (UMI No. 3080092).
  • Broadston, P. M. (2003). The Functional Hearing Inventory: Criterion-related validity and interrater reliability. Unpublished Ed.D., Texas Tech University, United States -- Texas. Accession Number 3108684
  • Chamberlain, E. A. (2003). Independent living skills for students who are blind or visually impaired. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(02), 459A. (UMI No. 3081417)
  • Fields, M. A. (2004). Factors correlated with employment outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(2), 464A. (UMI No. 3123081)
  • Gray, K. H. (2003). Computer skills and usage of students in grades 10-12 who are legally blind: A descriptive analysis. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(09), 3147A. (UMI No. 3106887)
  • Hupp, G. S. (2003). Cognitive differences between congenitally and adventitiously blind individuals. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(09), 4646B. (UMI No. 3106889)
  • John, G. (2004). A descriptive study of the attitudes and perceptions of educators of people with blindness and visual impairments about HIV and AIDS (Immune deficiency). Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(6), 2160A. (UMI No. 3135351)
  • Reidmiller, L. L. (2003). Art for the visually impaired and blind: A case study of one artist's solution. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(06), 1943A. (UMI No. 3093690)
  • Sapp, W. K. (2003). Cognitive mapping of large scale simple environments in 10-17 year old children who are blind: Use of tactual maps, tactual models, and verbal descriptions. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(08), 2843A. (UMI No. 3100934)
  • Venden, S. L. R. (2004). Resilience in children who are blind or visually impaired: Do self-esteem and self-efficacy mediate the protective effect of supportive parent-child relationships? Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(6), 3186B. (UMI No. 3135724)
  • Zeng, X. (2004). Evaluation and enhancement of Web content accessibility for persons with disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65(8), 2812A. (UMI No. 3144965)

2002

  • Berbrier, J. (2002). Mental imagery and dreams: Art therapy with visually impaired adolescents (Canada). Dissertation Abstracts International, 41(4), 892. (UMI No. MQ74863)
  • Berryman, P. S. (2002). The impact of a congenitally blind child upon family functioning and interaction. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(06), 2377A. (UMI No. 3057840)
  • Malnik-Stein, S. E. (2002). The Family-Focused Assistance Program for children with disabilities and their families. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(10), 4912B. (UMI No. 3067820)

2001

  • Christian, D. L. (2001). The effects of parenting styles on the development of adaptive competencies and the reduction in problem behaviors among children with and without visual impairments and blindness. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62(07), 3398B. (UMI No. 3021387)
  • Graf, E. W. (2001). Plasticity of the oculomotor system. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62(07), 3414B. (UMI No. 3019660)
  • Jones, M. A. (2001). Support services for individuals with acquired deafblindness: A comparison of perspectives in the United Kingdom. Unpublished Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley with San Francisco State University, United States -- California.  Accession Number 3019870
  • Kelley, C. K. (2001). Factors that impact the employment history of employable visually impaired and blind adults who have completed high school in the state of Tennessee. Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(8), 2834A. (UMI No. 3061755)
  • Kim, Y. (2001). The effects of assertiveness training on enhancing the social skills of adolescents with visual impairments. Dissertation Abstracts International 62(04), 1376A. (UMI No. 3010911)
  • Knight, J. L. (2001). Loneliness and self-esteem of visually impaired and blind adults. Dissertation Abstracts International, 39(6), 1512. (UMI No. 1404441)
  • Mangiameli, L. J. (2001). Development and validation of neuropsychological measures for the assessment of spatial abilities in the visually impaired and adventitiously blinded veteran. Dissertation Abstracts International 62(08), 3808B. (UMI No. 3022934)
  • Shaw, S. L. (2001). Communication development in children who are deaf-blind: The role of grandparents in family-centered intervention. Unpublished Ed.D., The University of Memphis, United States -- Tennessee. Accession Number 3017973
  • Trusty, S. C. (2001). Challenges to ophthalmic care for Hispanic adults with diabetes. Dissertation Abstracts International 62(02), 478A. (UMI No. 3005281)
  • Waters, M. D. (2001). Braille trail making as a measure of brain dysfunction among the blind. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(6), 2979B. (UMI No. 3092433)

2000

  • Amato, S. S. (2000). Descriptive study of standards and criteria for competence in Braille literacy within teacher preparation programs in the United States and Canada. Dissertation Abstracts International 61(09), 3518A. (UMI No. 9989267)
  • Cooper, H. L. (2000). A study of participants in distance education teacher education programs in the field of vision impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 61(11), 4336A. (UMI No. 9993936)
  • Henderson, L. M. (2000). Electrophysiological correlates of joint attention and language in the second year of life. Dissertation Abstracts International 61(11), 6178B. (UMI No. 9996251)
  • Jacobson, R. D. (2000). Exploring geographies of blindness: Learning, reading and communicating geographic space. (Doctoral Dissertation, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2000). Dissertation Abstracts International 61, 941.
  • Lee, E. O. (2000). 'I cannot see flowers but I can smell them': Coping strategies and adaption among older adults with vision loss. Dissertation Abstracts International 61(04), 1613A. (UMI No. 9970227)
  • Lipkowitz, S. S. (2000). The relationship between sensory disabilities and self-determination, self-esteem, cultural/disability identification, inclusion and academic achievement. Dissertation Abstracts International 61(06), 2254A. (UMI No. 9976739)
  • Martinez, R. A. R. (2000). The effectiveness of instruction in telescope usage by adults with visual impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International 61 (07), 2661A. (UMI No. 9980609)
  • Matanga, Z. (2000). Assessing the needs of visually handicapped students and workers. Dissertation Abstracts International 61 (11), 4338A. (UMI No. NQ53750)
  • Ross, E. N. (2000). Braille reading instruction for beginning readers: Perspectives regarding current practice. Dissertation Abstracts International 61(06), 2256A. (UMI No. 9974470)
  • Synneve, D. I. (2000). Development and evaluation of a health education programme for elderly persons with age-related macular degeneration. (Doctoral Dissertation, Goteborgs Universitet, Sweeden, 2000). Dissertation Abstracts International 62, 417C.

1999

  • Briley, M. L. (1999). Characteristics of play episodes between caregivers and deafblind toddlers before and after changes in visual accommodations. Unpublished Ed.D. University of Pittsburgh, United States -- Pennsylvania. Accession Number 9928056
  • Bruce, S. M. (1999). Communication intervention for children who are congenitally deafblind: The influence of an inservice with follow-up approach on teacher thinking and practice. Unpublished Ph.D., Michigan State University, United States -- Michigan. Accession Number 9948075
  • Donelson, M. D. (1999). An analysis of the individualized education programs for students with deafblindness. Dissertation Abstracts International 60(04), 1078A. (UMI No. 9925676)
  • Kaiser, M. A. (1999). History of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: The first century. Dissertation Abstracts International 60(09), 3294A. (UMI No. 9946695)
  • Petroff, J. G. (1999). A national transition follow-up study of youth identified as deafblind: "Parent perspectives". Unpublished Ph.D., Temple University, United States -- Pennsylvania. Accession Number 9921190
  • Sakamoto, S. I. (1999). The Cranmer abacus: Its use in teaching mathematics to students with visual impairments. Dissertation Abstracts International 60(09), 3298A. (UMI No. 9946797)
  • Smith, J. K. (1999). The effects of practice on the reading rate, accuracy, duration, and visual fatigue of students with low vision when accessing standard-size print with optical devices. Dissertation Abstracts International 60(04), 1082A. (UMI No. 9927449)
  • Terres, N. M. (1999). The use of respite care services by parents of children with chronic illness and disability. Dissertation Abstracts International 60(04), 1890B. (UMI No. 9925242)
  • Wall, R. S. (1999). A biomechanical analysis of long cane technique use. Dissertation Abstracts International 60(09), 3324A. (UMI No. 9944582)

1998

  • Bozeman, L. A. (1998). The fidelity of low vision simulator systems in clinical and functional settings. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(09), 3400A. (UMI No. 9905695)
  • Chang, C. (1998). Adolescents with visual impairment or blindness: Perceptions of social support and career development. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(09), 3400A. (UMI No. 9905705)
  • Dean, T. L. (1998). Hispanic parents' perception of their visually impaired children's orientation and mobility training program. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(11), 4103A. (UMI No. 9912039)
  • Farrenkopf, C. E. (1998). A comparison of the effectiveness of prompting procedures for increasing a visual-motor response within a functional life skill in students who have cortical visual impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(03), 781A. (UMI No. 9826494)
  • Gold, M. V. (1998). The effects of the physical features associated with albinism on the self-esteem of African-American youth with albinism. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(12), 4400A. (UMI No. 9916005)
  • Rogers, P. A. (1998). Empirical analysis of the effects of two service delivery models on level of performance of independent living skills. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(07), 3389B. (UMI No. 9839775)
  • Sall, N. (1998). Attitudes toward friendship: Teachers' beliefs and perceptions about friendship as related to students who are deaf-blind. Dissertation Abstracts International 59(07), 2446A. (UMI No. 9839119)

1997

  • Almon-Hamm, P. A. (1997). Mass transportation operators' beliefs about visual impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(07), 2598A. (UMI No. 9802815)
  • Ambrose, G. V. (1997). Exploratory study assessing children's wayfinding: A look at typically developing children's orientation and mobility. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(12), 4612A. (UMI No. 9817277)
  • Graham, M. J. (1997). Work experience for blind youth: A system for successful employment. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(08), 3084A. (UMI No. 9806122
  • Hunter, R. A. (1997). A literary profile of depictions of the physically blind with an emphasis on selected work by some outstanding Spanish and Spanish-American writers. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(10), 3915A. (UMI No. 9812025)
  • Koenig, P. J. (1997). Basir: A case study of an adventitiously blind adult refugee concurrently learning Braille and English as a Second Language. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(08), 2959A. (UMI No. 9805179)
  • McConnell, D. W. (1997). School experiences of successful adults with blindness. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(10), 3889A. (UMI No. NQ23030)
  • McGaha, C. G. (1997). Social behaviors of children in a mainstream setting: A comparison of visual status and context. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(12), 4549A. (UMI No. 9818233)
  • Rosenbaum, L. P. (1997). Friendship dyads of adolescents with visual impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(04), 1247A. (UMI No. 9729535)
  • Shin, C. (1997). Sociometric status and related factors for mainstreamed students with blindness and visual impairment: Teachers' perspectives. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(09), 3475A. (UMI No. 9810969)
  • Stewart, K. A. (1997). A kinematic analysis of transitional movements of preschool children who are blind or visually impaired. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(08), 2994A. (UMI No. 9806140)
  • Wedding, J. A. (1997). A comparison of braille reading and writing instruction in rural and urban areas for students in the state of Texas who are functionally blind. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(03), 821A. (UMI No. 9725938)

1996

  • Conley-Jung, C. (1996). The early parenting experiences of mothers with visual impairments and blindness. Dissertation Abstracts International 57 (06), 4023B. (UMI No. 9634644)
  • Emmons, A. J. (1996). Coping responses of the visually impaired. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(08), 5323B. (UMI No. 9701551)
  • Estevis, M. A. (1996). The effect of teacher inservice training on the frequency of communication acts accomplished by learners who are deaf-blind. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(07), 2964A. (UMI No. 9638380)
  • Haines-Wandga, A.-J. (1996). A descriptive study of Nepalese with visual impairment: Attitudes and beliefs from the perspective of people with visual impairment. Dissertation Abstracts International 34(6), 2361. (UMI No. MM10498)
  • Lewis, P. J. (1996). The education of children and youth with visual impairments in the United States for the year 2000: Predictions of contemporary leaders. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(07), 2773A. (UMI No. 9637036)
  • Markowitz, G. M. (1996). The effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the quality of life of blind and visually impaired adults. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(11), 4699A. (UMI No. 9713884)
  • Orkubi, M. A. (1996). The perceptions of special educators regarding the characteristics of gifted students and students with visual disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(05), 1932A. (UMI No. 9630945)
  • Roman, C. A. (1996). Validation of an interview instrument to identify behaviors characteristic of cortical visual impairments in infants. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(07), 2968A. (UMI No. 9637846)
  • Spencer, R. A. (1996). Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition Verbal short forms for children with visual impairments. Dissertation Abstracts International 58(01), 134A. (UMI No. 9720646)
  • Taviani, P. A. (1996). Assessing the vision disabled older child with specific subtests of the Halstead-Reitan neuropsychological test battery for older children. Dissertation Abstracts International 57(03), 1022A. (UMI No. 9623448)