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Advice for VR Professionals: Evidence for Effective Meetings with Employers

Started Mar 17, 2021
1 credit


Full course description

Vocational rehabilitation counselors and other professionals are expected to engage with employers to facilitate job placement for their consumers who are blind or visually impaired, but does this work, and what are the best ways to approach these meetings? This course will describe a research study that examined these questions and offers practical advice for engaging employers.

This course is available for 1-hour of CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explore the study on job placement facilitation and outcomes
  2. Understand bias in job placement
  3. Obtain practical advice for engaging employers

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: 

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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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