Adjustment and Acceptance of Blindness and Low Vision

Started Jan 29, 2020
1.25 credits


Full course description

This course gives an overview of the various theories related to acceptance and adjustment to vision loss. Special emphasis is given to the work of Dean and Naomi Tuttle. 

This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will be able to define adjustment, acceptance, adaptation, and Quality of Life.
  2. The student will understand the theories of Carroll, Cholden, and Jernigan, and their implications for rehabilitation planning with consumers.
  3. The student will acquire knowledge of the theories of Tuttle & Tuttle and Structured Discovery with Positive Psychology and the impact they have on adjustment.
  4. The student will understand the role of grief and adaptive skills in accepting vision loss.

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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