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Diversity and visual impairment : the influence of race, gender, religion, and ethnicity on the individual
Milian, Madeline.
Publication Information:
New York : AFB Press, [2001]

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xxiv, 453 pages ; 23 cm
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Visual impairment, we learn in these essays, does not create a person's lifestyle in the way that the experiences of ethnicity, religious and sexual orientation do. Many of the contributors write from their own experience as people with visual impairments, others write of those they interviewed. Individual topics include society's perceptions of disability and visual impairment and ways of altering negative stereotypes, the multiple dimensions that contribute to self-identity, the experience of different ethnic and religious groups, and practical information to help practitioners and university personnel become more culturally responsive. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Alba A. OrtizJane N. ErinMadeline MilianLila Cabbil and Moniqueka E. GoldCarol Yumiko LoveMadeline Milian and Vivian I. CorreaIrene ToporSandra Ruconich and Katherine Standish SchneiderVirginia BishopL. Penny RosenblumJames Warnke and Eugene BenderKay A. Ferrell and Patrika GriegoMadeline Milian and Paula ConroyJane N. Erin and Madeline Milian
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
About the Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Part I. Diversity and Visual Impairment
Chapter 1 Individual and Societal Responses to Diversity and Visual Impairmentp. 3
Chapter 2 Multiple Dimensions of Identity: Individuals with Visual Impairmentsp. 35
Part II. Ethnic and Racial Diversity
Chapter 3 African Americans with Visual Impairmentsp. 57
Chapter 4 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Visual Impairmentsp. 79
Chapter 5 Latinos with Visual Impairmentsp. 109
Chapter 6 Native Americans with Visual Impairmentsp. 151
Part III. Religious Variations and Visual Impairment
Chapter 7 Religions and Their Views of Blindness and Visual Impairmentp. 193
Chapter 8 Blindness and Visual Impairment and the Religious Communityp. 223
Part IV. Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Visual Impairment
Chapter 9 Women with Visual Impairmentsp. 253
Chapter 10 Men with Visual Impairmentsp. 291
Chapter 11 Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals with Visual Impairmentsp. 315
Part V. Professional Practices and Diversity
Chapter 12 Providing Professional Services to Individuals Who Speak English as a Second Languagep. 343
Chapter 13 Professionals and Diversityp. 383
Resources Related to Disability and Diversityp. 413
Indexp. 437