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!
Braille: What It Is, and Why It Is Important
Have you ever wondered how relevant braille is in today’s world? Does it make a difference for individuals who use it compared to those who do not use it? This course addresses these questions and describes why braille is still important for those who have vision loss. It also provides an overview of how the code works, equipment used for reading and writing braille, and barriers faced by those who want to learn and use braille. Professionals will find valuable information for sharing with consumers and supporting them in learning braille.
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Improving Business Development Skills: A Training for Rehabilitation Professionals
Business development is more of an art than a science, but some specific methods can be used to provide structure to this activity and help people learn how to be successful at it. This course will help vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors identify barriers experienced to engage with businesses, obtain tools and resources for business development, increase knowledge and skills about business, and use their counseling skills to facilitate relationship building with employers.
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Common Adult Eye Conditions
This course includes information about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of both juvenile and age-related macular degeneration; cataracts; diabetic retinopathy; glaucoma; retinitis pigmentosa; and other adult eye conditions. Throughout this course, students will learn the common eye conditions, understand the impacts vision of vision loss and how low vision services can help, treatment options, and issues related to the adjustment of vision loss.
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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.