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Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired in the Workplace

Started Apr 7, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

Provides information on assessment, ways to obtain devices, and resources for training individuals to use the provided devices. The HAAT model for assistive technology assessment is described. The course looks at options for training and the qualifications of professionals who provide assessment and training. In addition, factors like ergonomics and security are addressed in their relationship to assistive technology. Several case studies help demonstrate the application of assessment to practice. Finally, resources for obtaining assistive technology and staying up to date, are discussed.

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

The following are supported screen reader and browser combinations for this course:

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS and NVDA (latest version for Firefox)

Internet Explorer is not supported.

The course shows a start date, but that 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 & 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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