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!
Job Search Skills Training for Transition-Age Youth
This course is based on findings from a research project focusing on the impact of a job search skills training. The project involved designing a job search skills training program called Putting Your Best Foot Forward and conducting a study to test its effectiveness for youth who are blind or have low vision.
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Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired in the Workplace
The course looks at options for training and the qualifications of professionals who provide assessment and training. In addition, factors like ergonomics and security are addressed in their relationship to assistive technology.
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Accessing Textbooks and Reading Material
This course is an overview of how individuals of all ages with vision impairments or blindness might access reading materials. While the focus of this course is specific to education, many of these devices and services can be utilized throughout the lifespan and in the workplace.
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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.