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!
The Low Down on Low Vision, An Overview
This course describes common causes of low vision, low vision evaluation, and aids and techniques that help an individual use their limited vision efficiently. Course objectives include learning what low vision is, the difficulties associated with low vision, the help that is available, and strategies to benefit someone with low vision.
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Partnering with Families to Support Employment Outcomes
The process of adjusting to vision loss is not something that happens in isolation. It impacts everyone in the individual's life. As a rehabilitation professional, it is important to know how the family impacts the adjustment process and how to effectively involve the participant's loved ones in their rehabilitation. This course provides numerous strategies for the healthy involvement of the family in the rehabilitation process and approaches for setting boundaries with family members. When rehabilitation professionals incorporate these strategies and facilitate healthy family support, it improves employment outcomes for participants.
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Gearing Up for Transit: Options and Advocacy Skills for People who are Blind or have Low Vision
People who are blind or have low vision (B/LV) routinely cite the inability to use public transit as the main reason they remain unemployed, under-employed, and, sometimes, trapped at home. Yet, some people who are B/LV are riding subways, streetcars, buses, and trains. Why is this, and what can be done to increase ridership? The goal of this course is to provide information that blindness professionals and advocates can use to help people who are B/LV increase their confidence as transportation consumers as well as their ability to advocate on behalf of themselves on a day-to-day basis and on behalf of more systemic change when it is needed.
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Stay In Touch
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.