Beyond Acuity: Addressing Functional Aspects of Lack of Depth Perception and Visual Field Deficits

1.25 credits


Full course description

Acuity is the most recognizable indicator of a person’s ability to see. However, what is to be done when the client continues to demonstrate difficulty functioning despite their ability to read the eye chart? There are cases where clients have needs that are puzzling to interpret and to accommodate. Learn to detect functional difficulties caused by visual field deficits, a lack of depth perception, and other visual skills deficits. Assist your client to understand and practice environmental adaptations, visual skills training, and integration of other senses in their daily living necessary for confidence, safety, and self-advocacy. 

This course is available for 1.25 hours ACVREP and NBPCB credit.

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

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