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JSPEVI Journal

Call for papers and reports JSPEVI

The Editorial Committee invites submission of original manuscripts, reports and news items for the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment. The journal provides essays, quantitative and qualitative research articles and analyses, conceptual papers, literature and book reviews, case studies, policy analyses and innovative practice descriptions and evaluations as well as perspectives and opinions on a wide variety of issues and topics related to the education
of children, youth and adults in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries who are blind or have low vision.
The open Call for Papers and Reports can be downloaded here
General guidelines for contributors can be downloaded here

Available for free, electronic download: the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2009 Editions of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI)

The pdf files should be fully accessible and some Volumes are available in two formats. For enquiries, please contact Dr Bronwen Scott, Convening Editor JSPEVI, via email: bronscott@iinet.net.au.

Download current and previous Volumes of JSPEVI

NEW: Volume 13, Number 1, 2020 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Emma Louise Sutherland - Stigma and the long cane: Parental perspectives
  • Tricia D’Apice and Sue Silveira - Braille Oral Reading Fluency Rates in Australian and New Zealand Students
  • Rebekah Graham - Barrier free supports for parents of a vision-impaired child during COVID-19

You can download the 2020 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from these links:

JSPEVI Vol 13 2020 (pdf)
JSPEVI Vol 13 2020 (Word document)

Volume 12, Number 1, 2019 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Emily White - Strategies for teaching digital literacy to students with multiple disabilities including vision impairment (MDVI): Combining evidence with expertise
  • Glenda Jessop - Social Inclusion and High School Students with Visual Impairments
  • Brian Sevier - The Role of the ECC in Developing Skills for the Successful Transition to Adult Life
  • Patricia Izzard - Early learning experiences for children who are blind or have low vision: the building blocks of later Orientation and Mobility (O&M) skills.
  • Louise Curtin, Debra Lewis and Leona Holloway - Documenting Tactile Graphicacy
  • Lily Gower - Now you see me…now I see myself. A sequential guide to teaching portraiture to students who are blind and vision impaired.
  • Lindsey A Patti - Critical Reflection on Working with Students with Vision Impairment and Complex Needs
  • Skye Jones and Sharon Rattray - South Australian School for Vision Impaired Braille Butterflies Program: The metamorphosis to braille proficiency through a whole school approach to literacy

You can download the 2019 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from these links:

JSPEVI Vol 12 2019 (pdf)

JSPEVI Vol 12 2019 (Word document)

Volume 11, Number 1, 2018 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Leona Holloway & Debra Lewis - Preparing for Higher Education: Readiness of Vision Impaired Students for Access to Materials
  • Juvenale Patinvoh Agbayahoun & Flavien Dossou Lanmantchion - Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study of Students with Vision Impairment at a Beninese University
  • Anna Traynor & Bronwen Scott - Teaching Orientation & Mobility in NSW Public Schools: A Collaborative Approach
  • Phia Damsma & John Norgaard - Audio Based Coding: An Innovative Approach to Accessible Coding for Children who are Blind

You can download the 2018 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from these links:

JSPEVI Vol 11 2018 (Word document)

JSPEVI Journal Volume 11, 2018 (PDF file)

Volume 10, Number 1, 2017 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Vision impairment and disability support - Sue Silveira
  • Introducing the next generation of Perkins brailler to the next generation of Australian braille consumers – Frances Gentle
  • Scaffolding sensory learning: How other people shape our perceptions – Greg Downey
  • Shining a light on new thinking in neuroplasticity: lessons for the classroom – Paul Pagliano

You can download the 2017 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from this linkJSPEVI Volume 10, 2017

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2016 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Belonging, being and becoming: Implementing orientation and mobility within the Early Years Learning Framework – Bronwen Scott
  • Does Orientation and Mobility have more to offer school students than just orientation and mobility? – Katrina Blake and Paul Pagliano
  • Education of people with disabilities in Pacific Island countries – Ben Clare
  • It’s a small information world: Connecting customers, content and channels for equality in information access – Karl Hughes and Anthea Taylor
  • iLearn Share – a peer training model for digital literacy developed by the deafblind community – Claire Tellefson
  • Reflections on developments in making touch screens and related technologies accessible for people with print disability – Bruce Maguire

You can download the 2016 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from this linkJSPEVI Vol 9 2016

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2015 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by the following leading educators and researchers:

  • Karen Wolffe - Parents as partners
  • Gretchen Good - Emergency plans in schools: Individualised disaster planning for students  with impaired vision
  • Jane Brown - Focus group methodology: Procedures to maximise stakeholder talk about the preparation of young people with vision impairment for post-school life
  • Sue Silveira - A review of the impact of glare and fatigue on visual function
  • Tim Connell - PDF use within the blindness and low vision sector in Australian and  New Zealand
  • Heather Grainger - Professional support from the Association

You can download the 2015 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from this linkJSPEVI Vol 8(1) 2015

Volume 7, Number 1, 2014 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by:

  • Associate Professor Carolyn Palmer - Social-emotional development of children with albinism
  •  Jill Clark - The importance of braille in the 21st Century
  • Phia Damsma and Associate Professor Paul Pagliano - Young children who are congenitally blind's use of the QWERTY keyboard: A critical survey of the literature
  • Associate Professor Paul Pagliano - Reflecting on my experiences of teaching Tadoma
  • Louise Fritz - The development of emergent literacy skills in children with a vision impairment is both complex and multifaceted
  • Emily White - Two critical reviews of literature in the field of vision impairment

You can download the 2014 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from this link: JSPEVI Vol 7 No 1 2014

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2013 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by:

  • Gordon N Dutton - Types of impaired vision in children related to damage to the brain, and approaches towards their management
  • Carolyn Palmer - Mathematical connections: Making it happen for students with vision impairment in inclusive classrooms
  • Jane Emily Brown - Designing a one-on-one interview tool to capture the transition experiences of young people with vision impairment
  • James Aiwa and Associate Professor Paul Pagliano - Equity and access for students with vision impairment: Where is PNG now and where should it be in 2015?
  • Tim Connell - On the Shoulders of Others
  • Carolyn Palmer - Vision Impairment, its effect on social skills and social behaviour: What parents say
  • Malcolm Santer - Why are sport and physical activity important for people with vision impairment?
  • Judith Murphy - Social problem solving: A case study of a student with congenital blindness
  • James Aiwa and Associate Professor Paul Pagliano - The educational experiences of five former students with vision impairment participating in education in Papua New Guinea: A qualitative study
  • Elaine S. Gilmour - What is stereotypic behaviour? A brief overview of the research literature
  • Glenda M Jessup, Anita C Bundy, Alex Broom, Nicola Hancock - Sampling Social Experiences in School: Feasibility of Experience Sampling Methodology on an iPlatform.

You can download the 2013 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from these links:

JSPEVI, Vol 6 No 1, 2013 (accessible Word doc)
JSPEVI, Vol 6 No 1, 2013 (accessible pdf).

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2009 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Includes articles by:

  • Prof. Deborah Chen, Margaret E. Griffin & Sandie Mackevicius - Home Visit Practices: Serving Families and Their Young Children with Vision Impairments and Multiple Disabilities
  • Marja Sirkkola, Associate Prof. Paul Pagliano - Increasing the Level of Participation of Individuals with Vision Impairment and Multiple Disabilities: An Analysis of the Multisensory Environment Literature
  • Dr Gillian Gale, Deb Lewis - Ozzie Dots: From Uncontracted to Contracted Braille in the First Three Years of School: A Work in Progress
  • Bronwen Scott - Orientation and Mobility in the Australian Education System: A Challenge for Professionals
  • Dr John Ravenscroft - What Parents of Children with Vision Impairment Ask Their Children’s Teacher(s)
  • Christine Dinning - Step Up with the Northern Territory Educational Resource Centre for the Vision Impaired and Vision Australia
  • Margaret Verick - Australian Policy on Blindness and Vision Impairment

You can download the 2009 edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) from this link:
SPEVI Volume 4 Issue 1 2009