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Introduction

The following is a list of publications produced by members of the Research Centre
for the Visually Handicapped (RCEVH), grouped by theme. The majority were
produced / published prior to the year 2000.

Global Development

Butler, F., Tobin, M.J. (1992). All to play for: the role of the physiotherapist in a pre-
school playgroup for blind and partially sighted children. Therapy Weekly, 2 July
1992, 19, 1, p.4.

Hill, E. (1994). Assessing the visually impaired: an annotated bibliography of
educational, vocational, and psychological tests and procedures. Second edition.
Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Mason, H., Tobin, M.J. (1986). Speed of information processing and the visually
handicapped child. British Journal of Special Education, 2, 69-70.

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped. RCEVH Abstracts
(three issues per year of 24-30 abstracts of current journals/articles).

Ross, S., Tobin, M.J. (1997). Object permanence, reaching, and locomotion in infants
who are blind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, January-February, 91, 1,
25-32.

Tobin, M.J. (1972). Conservation of substance in the blind and partially sighted.
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 42, Part 2, 192-197.

Tobin, M.J. (1977). Testing the blind and partially sighted: a brief, introductory listing,
with references, of tests for the normally sighted that have been used with visually
handicapped subjects. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Tobin, M.J. (1979). A longitudinal study of blind and partially sighted children in
special schools in England and Wales. Insight, I, 1.

Tobin, M.J. (1980). Pre-school children and their needs of perceptual and cognitive
and cognitive training. Paper presented at the European Conference on Low Vision,
Prague, 25-27 November.
Tobin, M.J. (1980). Psychological development in blind infants. Paper presented at
meeting on the problems of visually handicapped infants, Milan, 22-23 February.
Cecita' Infantile.

Tobin, M.J. (1981). An introduction to the psychological and educational assessment
of blind and partially sighted children. British Psychological Society, Division of
Educational and Child Psychology, Occasional Papers, V, 1, 9-18.

Tobin, M.J. (1983). A survey of arrangements for assessing blind and partially
sighted students in public examinations. The New Beacon, LXVIII, 790, 29-31.

Tobin, M.J. (1983). Do blind children need specific perceptual and cognitive training.
LBMRC Research Newsletter, 08-03, 5-11.

Tobin, M.J. (1984). Assessing learning aptitude in blind children. British Journal of
Visual Impairment, II, 2, 45-47.

Tobin, M.J. (1987). Special and mainstream schooling: some teenagers' views. The
New Beacon. 1987, LXXI, 837, 3-6.

Tobin, M.J. (1990). Integrating visually impaired pupils: issues and needs. In:
Evans,P., Varma,V. (Eds.) Special education: past, present and future. Hampshire:
The Falmer Press, 127-139.

Tobin, M.J. (1991). The assessment of children who are visually handicapped. In:
Harding,L., Beech,J.R. (Eds) Educational assessment of the primary school child.
Windsor: NFER-NELSON, 114-118+129-130.

Tobin, M.J. (1993). The educational implications of Visual Impairment. In:
Fielder,A.R., Best,A.B., Bax,M.C.O. (Eds.), The management of visual impairment in
childhood. London: Mac Keith Press, 143-149.

Tobin, M.J. (1994). Assessing visually handicapped people: an introduction to test
procedures. London: David Fulton Publishers.

Tobin, M.J. (1994). Coping with blindness in adult life: towards a defining of abilities,
needs, and attitudes. A Report for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Tobin, M.J. (1995). Blindness in later life: myths, attitudes and reality. British Journal
of Visual Impairment, 13, 2, 69-75.

Tobin, M.J. (1998). Is blindness a handicap? British Journal of Special Education,
September, 25, 3, 107-113.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1988). Visually impaired teenagers: ambitions, attitudes, and
interests. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. December, 82, 12, 414-416.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1989). The present and the future: the concerns of visually
impaired teenagers. British Journal of Visual Impairment. Summer, 7, 2, 55-57.
Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1990). The ageing process and visual disability: investigating
change. The New Beacon. November, LXXIV, 881, 381-385.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1992). Blindness in later life. The New Beacon, January, LXXV I,
894, 1-4.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E.W., Wood, D., Baranyovits, P., Box, J., Finch, V., Knight, C.
(1994). Assessing multi-handicapped, visually impaired children: an interim
evaluation of an assessment centre, Part 1. New Beacon, October, 924, 4-9.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E.W., Wood, D., Baranyovits, P., Box, J., Finch, V., Knight, C.
(1994). Assessing multi-handicapped, visually impaired children: an interim
evaluation of an assessment centre, Part 2. New Beacon, November, 925, 8-12.

Tobin, M.J., Myers, S.O. (1978). Memory span tests for the deaf/blind. Birmingham:
RCEVH Mimeo.

SENSORY DEVELOPMENT

Arter, C.A. (1997). Listening Skills. In: Visual Impairment: Education for Children and
Young People, H Mason & S McCall, Eds. London, David Fulton Publishers, 143 -
148.

Bozic, N. (1995). Look and Think users in the early nineties. British Journal of Visual
Impairment,13, 2, 59-64.

Bozic, N. (1997). Constructing a room: multi-sensory rooms in educational contexts.
European Journal of Special Needs Education, 12, 1, 54-70.

Lavelle-Hill, D., Arter, C.A. (1999). Teaching Listening Skills through Music British
Journal of Visual Impairment (in print) London: David Fulton Publishers.

Mason, H.L., Arter, C.A. (1997). The Preparation of Raised Diagrams. In: Visual
Impairment: Access to Education for Children and Young People, HL Mason & S
McCall, Eds. London, David Fulton Publishers, 171 - 178.

Tobin, M.J. (1972). A study in the improvement of visual efficiency in children
registered as blind. The New Beacon, LVI, 659, 58-60.

Tobin, M.J., Chapman, E.K., Tooze, F.H.G., Moss, S.C. (1979). Look and think: a
handbook for teachers; teacher's file. School Council visual perception training
project of blind and partially sighted 5-11 year olds. (Chapman, E.K. (1989).
Revised.) London: Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Tobin, M.J., Greenhalgh, R. (1987). Normative data for assessing the manual
dexterity of visually handicapped adults in vocational rehabilitation. Journal of
Occupational Psychology, 60, 73-80.

Tobin, M.J., Hunter, B.M. (1974). Assessing the manual dexterity of the visually
handicapped. The New Beacon, VIII, 169-172.
TECHNOLOGY

Blenkhorn, P. (1986). RCEVH project on micro-computer systems and computer
assisted learning. The British Journal of Visual Impairment, Autumn, IV, 3, 101-103.

Bozic, N. (1992). Using computer joysticks with visually impaired children: Part 1.
Eye Contact, Summer, 3, 19-20.

Bozic, N. (1992). Talking grass: a database for visually impaired children. Visability,
Spring, 4, p.9.

Bozic, N. (1992). Using joystick software with visually impaired children: Part 2. Eye
Contact, Autumn, 4, 17-19.

Bozic, N. (1993). Software for tactile reading skills. Eye Contact, Summer, 6, 14-15.

Bozic, N. (1993). Text to braille translation programs. Visability, Spring, 7, 20-22.

Bozic, N. (1994). How should computers be used in the visual training of young
visually impaired children? Paper presented at Vision 1993 Conference, Groningen,
Netherlands. Technology and Informatics 11, Low Vision: research and new
developments in rehabilitation. Kooijman,A.C., Looijestijn,P.L., Welling,J.A., van der
Wildt,G.J. (Eds.). IOS Press, 1994, 334-337.

Bozic, N. (1994). Mathematics, micros and the visually impaired. Computer
Education, February, 76, 13-15.

Bozic, N. (1995). Using microcomputers in naturalistic language intervention: the
trialling of a new approach. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 23, 2, 59-62

Bozic, N., Cooper, L., Etheridge, A., Selby, A. (1995). Micro-computer based joint
activities in communication intervention with visually impaired children: a case study.
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 11, 1, 91-105.

Bozic, N., Hill, E., Tobin, M.J. (1993). Pre-school visually impaired children: visual
stimulation and micro-computers. Child: Care, Health and Development,
January/February, 19, 1, 25-35.

Bozic, N., Tobin, M.J., Vallender, M. (1991). New developments in visual stimulation.
Visability, Autumn, 3, 18-19.

Bozic, N., Vickers, C. (1994). Choice and control: introducing a new operating system
to give children with multiple disabilities improved access to software. Eye Contact,
Summer, 9, 25-27.

Campbell, S.L., Vallender, M.D. (1992). Modern technology: access to print for blind
and partially sighted people. Computer Education, June, 71, 6-8.

Hawley, A., Jefferys, S., Ross, M., Spencer, S., Tobin, M.J. (1987). Electronic
publishing and visually handicapped learners. The New Beacon, LXXI, 844, 253-255.
Murnion, S. (1996). Update on World Wide Web access. Visability, Summer, 17,
p.28.

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (2000). Centre
software Catalogue: micro-computers for blind and partially sighted people
(Catalogue of Centre software available from RCEVH). Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Spencer, S. (1990). The role of micro-computers in the education of very young
visually handicapped children. Techniques and devices for the Blind. Emiliani,P.L.
(Ed.). Medical and Health Research Programme of the European Community. May,
137-141. Proceedings of a Workshop held in Florence, Italy, 28-30 November 1988.

Spencer, S., Ross, M. (1988). Visual stimulation using micro-computers. European
Journal of Special Needs Education, 3, 3, 173-176.

Spencer, S., Ross, M. (1989). Closing the gap. Facilitating integration: micro-
computer technology and the visually handicapped learner. Special Children, 28, 20-
21.

Spencer, S., Ross, M. (1989). Assessing functional vision using micro-computers.
British Journal of Special Education, 16, 2, Research Supplement, 68-70.

Spencer, S., Ross, M. (1989). Software packages for the young visually
handicapped. Special Children, 31, 20-21.

Spencer, S., Ross, M., Tobin, M.J., Blenkhorn, P. (1987). Centre computer base for
visually handicapped children, students, and adults. British Journal of Visual
Impairment, V, 2, 67-69.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1992). Microcomputers in education: their use by blind and
partially sighted learners. Computer Education, February, 70, 30-31.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1998). Ataxia Telangiectasia, visual disability, and the role of
information and communication technology. Visability, Autumn, 24, 35-37.

Vallender, M. (1994). Developing visual training programs on an IBM PC compatible
micro-computer. Paper presented at Vision 1993 Conference, Groningen,
Netherlands. Technology and Informatics 11, Low Vision: research and new
developments in rehabilitation. Kooijman,A.C., Looijestijn,P.L., Welling,J.A., van der
Wildt,G.J. (Eds.). IOS Press, 331-333.

Vallender, M., Bozic, N. (1991). Animation on the EGA/VGA graphics cards.
Computing "Notes", 5 December, 40-42.

COMMUNICATION

Arter. C.A., Harley, R.K., Truan, M.B., Sanford, L.D. (1997). Communication Skills for
Visually Impaired Learners. Springfield Illinois USA Review in British Journal of
Visual Impairment, Vol.16, No.2, May 1998.
Bozic, N. (1993). Expressive communication. Special Children, October, 69, 30-33.

Dorn, L. (1993). The mother/blind infant relationship: a research programme. British
Journal of Visual Impairment, March, 11, 1, 13-16.

Lorimer, J. (1981). The limitations of braille as a medium for communication and the
possibility of improving reading standards. British Psychological Society, Division of
Educational and Child Psychology, Occasional Papers. V, 1, 63-72.

Norris, N. (1972). Aims and methods in the teaching of English to the visually
handicapped. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Tobin, M.J. (1972). Summary of a report on factors underlying the ability to learn
braille in former readers of ink-print. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Tobin, M.J. (1972). The vocabulary of the young blind schoolchild. Association for the
Education and Welfare of the Visually Handicapped (VIEW).

Tobin, M.J. (1992). The language of blind children: communication, words, and
meanings. Language and Education: An International Journal, 6:2,3,4, 177-182.

LITERACY

Arter, C.A. (1997). English. In: Visual Impairment: Education for Children and Young
People, H Mason & S McCall, Eds. London, David Fulton Publishers, 207 - 217

Arter, C.A. (1998). Braille Dyslexia - Does it Exist? British Journal of Visual
Impairment, 16, 2, May.

Arter, C.A. (1998). Braille Dyslexia - Does it Exist? Visability, 13, 11-18.

Arter, C.A., Mason, H.L. (1994). Spelling for the Visually Impaired Child, British
Journal of Visual Impairment, 12, 18 - 21.

Greaney, J. (1994). Measuring children's reading skills: comparing braille readers
with their fully sighted peers. Visability, 12, 13-14.

Hartley, J., Tobin, M.J., Trueman, M. (1987). The effects of providing headings in
braille text. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, May, 81, 5, 213-214.

Hill, E.W., Hill, J.F., Tobin, M.J. (1999). Braille: oral and silent reading speeds. New
Beacon, November, 980, 4-6.

Lorimer, J., Tobin, M.J. (1979). Experiments with modified Grade 2 braille codes to
determine their effect on reading speed. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness,
73, 8, 324-328.

Lorimer, J., Tobin, M.J. (1980). Modified braille codes: reading rates and space-
saving. The New Beacon, LXIV, 763, 281-284.
Lorimer, J., Tobin, M.J., Douce, J., Gill, J. (1982). A study of braille contractions.
London: Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Mason, H.L. (1998). Guidelines for teachers and parents of young people with a
visual impairment using low vision aids. Birmingham : University of Birmingham ,
School of Education (Mimeo).

Mason, H.L., Mason, B.F. (1998). The use of low vision aids in mainstream schools
by pupils with a visual impairment. Report to the Viscount Nuffield Auxiliary Fund,
February 1998. Birmingham : University of Birmingham , School of Education
(Mimeo).

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (1993). Information
list of large print publishers. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Tobin, M.J. (1985). The reading skills of the partially sighted: their implications for
integrated education. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 8, 4, 467-472.

Tobin, M.J. (1986). Low vision aids and some perceptual aspects of reading by the
partially sighted. Proceedings of a Workshop on the Rehabilitation of the Visually
Impaired, Florence, Italy.

Tobin, M.J. (1988). Beginning braille self-instructional braille course, Revised (audio
cassette tapes plus braille booklets). London: Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Tobin, M.J., Burton, B., Davies, B.T., Guggenheim, J. (1986). An experimental
investigation of the effects of cell size and spacing in braille: with some possible
implications for the newly-blind adult learner. The New Beacon, LXX, 829, 133-135.

Tobin, M.J., Cooper, A., Davies, B.T., Lawson-Williams, N. (1985). An examination of
natural and synthetic papers for embossing braille. The New Beacon, LXIX, 823,
325-327.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1984). A Moon Writer. The New Beacon, LXVIII, 807, 173-176.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1989). Harnessing the community: Moon script, the Moonwriter
and sighted volunteers. British Journal of Visual Impairment, VII, 1, 3-5.

MOBILITY/ORIENTATION/REHABILITATION

European Community (1996). MoBIC Information Pack: A satellite navigation system
for the blind. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Fouladi, M.K., Moseley, M.J., Jones, H.S., Tobin, M.J. (1998). Sleep disturbances
among persons who are visually impaired survey of dog guide users. Journal of
Visual Impairment and Blindness, July, 92, 7, 522-530.

James, G.A., Aston, A. (1981). Visual impairment and the physical environment:
research organisations, legislation, and an annotated bibliography. National Mobility
Centre. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.
Mackey, S.J., James, G.A. (1981). Human echolocation: an annotated bibliography.
National Mobility Centre. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

OTHER (including CURRICULUM and EMPLOYMENT)

Arter, C. (1997). Report of The International Council for Education of People with
Visual Impairment. In: CA Arter & H Mason, Eds. Methodological and Organisational
Aspects of Training Teachers of the Visually Impaired).

Arter, C. (1997). The Primary School Child. In: Visual Impairment: Education for
Children and Young People, H Mason & S McCall, Eds. London, David Fulton
Publishers, 97 - 109.

Arter, C., Fenwick Thompson, R. (1997). Teachers under Stress, British Journal of
Visual Impairment, 15, 1, Spring.

Arter, C.A., Malin, K. (1997). Physical Education. In Visual Impairment: Education for
Children and Young People, H Mason & S McCall, Eds. London, David Fulton
Publishers, 279 - 288

Arter, C.A., Mason, H.L. (1996). The Training of Teachers at a Distance, British
Journal of Visual Impairment, 14, 2, 62 - 65.

Chapman, E.K. (Ed.) (1995). Influential Research. Selected articles from research
undertaken at the RCEVH, University of Birmingham. London: Royal National
Institute for the Blind.

Colborne Brown, M.S., Tobin, M.J. Integration of the educationally blind. Part 1:
Numbers and placement. New Beacon (1982), LXVI, 781, 113-117. Part 2:
Information from questionnaires to parents. New Beacon (1982), LXVI, 787, 281-286.
Part 3: Parents' opinions and general conclusions. New Beacon (1983), LXVII, 795,
169-174.

Hill, E. (1994). Deaf/blind bibliography. Revised. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Hill, E. (1998). History of the RCEVH. January 1970 to December 1998. Birmingham:
RCEVH Mimeo.

Hill, E., Evans, P. (1998). Where are they now? A follow-up study of children who
attended the RCEVH Playgroup. New Beacon, September, 967, 4-10.

Jones, C. (1988, Private Publication). And you a gentleman. A biography of Stanley
Oscar Myers, former Headmaster of Condover Hall School. Malvern: Aldine Press
Ltd.

Mason, H., Arter, C.A. (1997). Methodological and organisational aspects of training
of teachers of the visually impaired. Report of The International Council for Education
of People with Visual Impairment, March.
Myers, S.O. (1975). Where are they now? A follow-up study of 314 multi-
handicapped blind people, former pupils of Condover Hall School. London: Royal
National Institute for the Blind.

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (1993). Introductory
information list of books, journals, bibliographies, and addresses. Birmingham:
RCEVH Mimeo.

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (Current Edition).
Annual Report. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (Current Edition).
Centre Software Newsletter (issues: three per year). Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Research Centre for the Education of the Visually Handicapped (Current Edition).
Toy lending library - inventory. Birmingham: RCEVH Mimeo.

Simkiss, P. (1990). Vocational opportunities for visually impaired people with manual
skills. Paper presented to Symposium on Employment Issues, Holland.

Simkiss, P. (1992). Training the Visually Impaired. TUA Official Reference Book, Ed.
By TUA Committee.

Simkiss, P. (1992). Work and Visually Impaired People. ReHab NetWork, 28, 7-10.

Simkiss, P. (1993). New technology and employment opportunities for disabled
people. In: European Teleworking Conference, Cambridge 1993. Proceedings.
Cambridge: Home Office Partnership.

Simkiss, P. (1993). Unemployment and disability. In: The Unemployment Handbook.
Ed. by J. Lloyd Evans. London: Lloyd Evans Associates.

Simkiss, P. (1996). T.I.M.E. Analysis of the vocational information needs of disabled
job seekers in Birmingham. Report to Birmingham City Council.

Simkiss, P. (1997). The redeployment of blind and partially sighted staff in the
banking industry. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 8,
197-200.

Simkiss, P., Dryden, G., Garner S. (1998). What Next? The experience of transition
of visually impaired students. London: Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Simkiss, P., Floyd, M.(1995). Developing a computerised information system for
visually disabled people to assist with job placement. International Journal of
Rehabilitation Research, 18, 133-141.

Simkiss, P., White, M. (1993). Equal Access to training and employment for disabled
people. Paper presented at National Skills and Enterprise Conference.

Tilstone, C., Arter, C.A. (1995). Teaching the Teachers, Special! 4, 2, 43 - 45.
Tobin, M.J. (1971). Report on overseas research. The Teacher of the Blind, Part 1:
LIX, 3, 117-126; Part 2: LIX, 4, 154-170.

Tobin, M.J. (1972). The attitudes of non-specialist teachers towards visually
handicapped pupils. The Teacher of the Blind, LX, 2, 60-64.

Tobin, M.J. (1983). Future research in the field of visual handicap. Address to the
Annual Delegate Conference of the National Federation of the Blind of the U.K.,
Edinburgh.

Tobin, M.J. (1983). Setting up a pre-school unit for blind and partially sighted
children: problems and opportunities. In: Special Educational Needs and Children
under Five. Clark,M.M. (Ed.). Educational Review. Occasional Papers, No.9, Ch.4,
26-31.

Tobin, M.J. (1989). Research and the needs of partially sighted people. Oculus.
July/August, 13, 4, 95-98.

Tobin, M.J. (1989). Constraints upon parenting: experience of a psychologist. Child:
Care, Health and Development, 15, 37-43.

Tobin, M.J., Clarke, D., Lane, I., Pittam, V.G. (1970). Programmed learning for the
blind: some exploratory studies. Education of the Visually Handicapped, II, 1,11-23.

Tobin, M.J., Hill, E. (1984). Blind in Birmingham: a pilot survey of needs and of
knowledge of available services. The New Beacon, LXVIII, 803, 61-66.

Tobin, M.J., Norris, N., Irving, R. (1973). Teaching English to the visually
handicapped. The Teacher of the Blind, LXI, 4, 104-112.

Walker, E.C, Tobin, M.J., McKennell, A.C. (1992). Blind and partially sighted children
in Britain: the RNIB survey, Volume 2. London: HMSO.

Youngson-Reilly, S., Tobin, M.J., Fielder, A.R. (1994). Patterns of professional
involvement with parents of visually impaired children. Developmental Medicine and
Child Neurology, 36, 449-458.

Youngson-Reilly, S., Tobin, M.J., Fielder, A.R. (1995). Multidisciplinary teams and
childhood visual impairment: a study of two teams. Child: Care, Health and
Development, 21, 1, 3-15.