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Employer Attitudes: VR Professionals' Perspectives and Recommendations

Started Dec 5, 2019
1 credit


Full course description

This course involves reading a journal article by Dr. Michele McDonnall, Dr. Li Zhou, and Dr. Adele Crudden, entitled Employer Attitudes toward Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Perspectives and Recommendations from Vocational Rehabilitation Personnel. 

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe VR counselors’ and business relation professionals’ perceptions about attitudes of employers towards people who are blind or visually impaired.
  2. Describe differences in VR counselors’ and business relation professionals’ perceptions about employer attitudes.
  3. Identify recommended techniques to encourage an employer to consider people who are blind or visually impaired for employment.

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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