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Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program

Started Feb 20, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

This course is designed to provide information on the best practices for programs serving older individuals who are blind. These best practices are for policymakers, service providers, and administrators, to guide them in providing quality services through OIB programs.

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Define best practices using the Older Individuals who are Blind Training and Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) definition.
  2. Describe the process used to discover best practices for Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) programs.
  3. Explain the difference between best, acceptable, and unacceptable practices.
  4. Familiarize themselves with the 16 best practices.
  5. Distinguish between best, acceptable, and unacceptable practices for the 16 focus areas.

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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