Our goal is to improve employment outcomes
Our goal is to improve employment outcomes for individuals with blindness or low vision. This website houses free resources and helpful information for three audiences:
- Businesses interested in employing someone who is blind or has low vision
- Service providers who work with people who are blind or have low vision
- Individuals who are blind or have low vision and their families and friends
If you have a question about employment for individuals who are blind or have low vision that you don’t see answered here, please contact us. We will be happy to help!
Exploring Self-Employment Beyond the Business Enterprise Program
This course is designed for vocational rehabilitation counselors who, apart from the Business Enterprise Program, have limited knowledge about self-employment for VR consumers with blindness or low vision. Competitive integrated employment, customized employment, and the WIOA as they relate to self-employment are just a few topics discussed within this course.
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Advice for VR Professionals: Evidence for Effective Meetings with Employers
Vocational rehabilitation counselors and other professionals are expected to engage with employers to facilitate job placement for their consumers who are blind or visually impaired, but does this work, and what are the best ways to approach these meetings? This course will describe a research study that examined these questions and offers practical advice for engaging employers.
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Ethics 1: Ethics for Professionals Working with People who are Blind or Visually Impaired
This course is designed to assist professionals in becoming familiar with the concepts of ethical and cultural competence needed to work with people who are blind or visually impaired. This first course on the subject provides a background and understanding of the topics and then gives case studies on respecting others’ rights and values and advocating for them.
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The main office of the NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision is in the Industrial Education Building on the Campus of Mississippi State University, just outside of Starkville, Mississippi.