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August 1986

Data on Blindness and Visual Impairment in the U.S.: A Resource Manual on Characteristics, Education, Employment, and Service Delivery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1142. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200048043

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Researchers, policymakers, and planners are always in search of easily accessible and accurate data. Data on Blindness and Visual Impairment in the U.S. offers such easily accessible data and much more. Based on the secondary analysis of large data sets, this work is a valuable resource for professionals working in the field of blindness and visual impairment.

Kirchner's book is a collection of 28 statistical briefs on the social and employment characteristics of America's blind and visually impaired, and the delivery of services to this population. Each brief is rich with up-to-date, easily retrievable information.

The author assists the reader in finding the needed data in several ways. First, she begins each brief with a summary entitled "Issues." Next, the sources of data are listed. Then, throughout each brief, Kirchner displays figures and tables of data. Every brief closes with an extensive list of references. The collection is convenient to

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