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Working with Blindness and Low Vision is a Course

Working with Blindness and Low Vision

Started Jan 21, 2022
1 credit


Full course description

This is a Free Course

This course is available for 1-hour IJCAHPO credit only. The awarded CE credit expires on 1/23/24.

It is NOT available for CRC, ACVREP, or NBPCB.

The attitudes of healthcare providers regarding blindness and low vision play a vital role in how patients perceive and adjust to losing their vision. For example, if the practitioner informs the patient that they are losing their vision and cannot work, the patient tends to take on that same attitude and belief. The opposite is also true. If the practitioner informs the patient that they are losing their vision, but there are resources available to help them with employment, the patient will likely believe that they can work. This course is designed to educate ophthalmic professionals about working with vision loss to improve attitudes towards work and employment outcomes.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the impact ophthalmic professionals can have on the pursuit of employment after vision loss.
  2. Describe how assistive technology can help individuals gain and sustain employment.
  3. Identify resources that can aid people with vision loss with gaining and sustaining employment.
  4. Summarize the importance of employment for persons with vision loss (and more)!

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

NRTC logo and Mississippi State logo 

NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

For daily content relevant to the field of blindness and low vision, connect with us on social media:

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