We are here to help
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.
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.
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
Special Populations (e.g., Older Blind)
About All Our Staff
We provide individual technical assistance through email, telephone, and in-person communication. We are excited to connect with you!
You can also 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.
The NRTC is the only U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-funded center focused on employment outcomes of persons with blindness or low vision.
Whether you are interested in employing someone who is blind or visually impaired or have low vision yourself, this site will serve as your headquarters for resources and technical assistance.
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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.