research would not have been possible without those who tested andcompleted my surveys, thank you to The Delaware Chapter of the American Council ofthe Blind in
you also to the Eye Openers of the PointPleasant Brick Area whose meeting began with a joke and ended with cookies and wasfilled with useful, pertinent information and smiling faces.Finally,
forever grateful to those closest to me. for
of their support,words of encouragement and pride. Mom and Dad,
could not have made it to thispoint in my life without your constant encouragement, pride and support. You haveraised me to have determination, pride,
sense of humor and level outlook on lifewithout these
would have never made it through these two years.
and Chelsea,thank you for being there for me to talk to and to make me laugh. Your wit,intelligence, kindness and distractions over these past two years have been instrumentalin the completion of this research.
extremely proud to have two strong women asmy sisters.
would like also to thank the two familes that have treated me as theirown throughout these two years, the De
and Harvey Goldsteinhave been instrumental in helping me through these past two years through words ofencouragement, advice, good dinners and homes away fiom home.Finally,
thank you for putting up with me for thesepast two years, for being my strength when
would fail, for keeping me onthe right track, for making me
for putting everything into its proper perspective,and for taking me out into the woods when
had had enough of the computer.