National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI)

Mississippi State University

Enhancing Employment Outcomes for Persons with Visual Disabilities

There are 6 major research projects funded under the 2010-2015 NIDILRR RRTC grant addressing these topics: transportation, mentoring, VR-employer interactions, the Randolph-Sheppard program, accessible office equipment, and employment outcomes for persons receiving SSDI. In this section, researchers will be sharing results and discussing implications of their research findings. Short courses will be added to this area over the period from September 2014 until December 2015. Please check back often. CRC credits will be offered.

Employer Attitudes Employer Attitudes

by Michele Capella McDonnall


SSDI Outcome Predictors SSDI Outcome Predictors

by J. Martin Giesen & Brenda S. Cavenaugh

Working with Employers: Why it is Important and What Successful VR Agencies Do Working with Employers

by Michele McDonnall


Working with Businesses Working with Businesses

by Michele Capella McDonnall


Understanding and Overcoming Transport Barriers Transportation Barriers

by Adele Crudden

Employment Mentoring Employment Mentoring

by Karla Antonelli


Working with Older Individuals who are Blind

These courses were developed by the Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance and Training Center (OIB-TAC) located at the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. The OIB-TAC provides training and technical assistance to designated state agencies and others serving older individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The OIB-TAC is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and receives project support from American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults, Hadley Institute of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and VisionServe Alliance. For a list of other courses that may be useful to staff working with older individuals who are blind, look on our Community of Practice website. The amount of CRC or NBPCB credit available is listed on the page for each course.


P. O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762


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Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133B10022.
GRANT 90RT5040-01-00