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If you are interested in employing someone who is blind or has low vision, providing services to individuals with blindness or low vision, or have a visual impairment yourself, this site is home to resources and technical assistance created for you.

NTAC-BLV is a project of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University as part of our current grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

NRTC Current Grant NIDILRR

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We Can Help

The NRTC is well qualified to provide technical assistance to both individuals and organizations utilizing our team of staff with relevant knowledge and experience. Together, our staff have experience in directing training agencies for individuals with blindness or low vision, vision rehabilitation therapy, employment specialist services, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation counseling, adjustment counseling, career counseling, Psychiatric needs assessment counseling, pre-employment training services, and teaching students who are blind or have low vision.

Additionally, members of our staff have personal experience living and working with progressive vision loss. All NRTC staff provide individual technical assistance, but the primary staff member responsible for this activity is Kendra Farrow.

Kendra Farrow 

Kendra Farrow

Our Research & Training Associate. She is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist with over 14 years of providing VRT services. Some of Kendra’s specialty areas are:

  • Adjustment and Acceptance of Blindness

  • Assistive Technology

  • Sensitivity Training

  • Special Populations (e.g., Older Blind)


Karma MarshallHeadshot of Karma Marshall. Karma is a white woman with short blond hair.

Our Training and Outreach Coordinator. Karma has many years of experience in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) field and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Some of Karma's specialty areas are:

  • Navigating Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services

  • Awareness Training and Blindness Etiquette



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We provide individual technical assistance through email, telephone, and in-person communication. We are excited to connect with you!

You can utilize our “We Can Help!” button below to receive individual technical assistance. We’ll match your question to the appropriate staff member who will typically respond within 24 hours.

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Funded by NIDILRR

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTEM0007). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.