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Basics of Blindness and Low Vision is a Course

Basics of Blindness and Low Vision

Started Jan 29, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

This course is targeted to individuals who are new to the field of blindness and low vision, providing them with foundational information on critical matters within this multidisciplinary field. This introductory course will orient new professionals and paraprofessionals to the broad principles and basic facts necessary for functioning effectively in providing services to people with blindness and low vision.

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)

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: 

For daily content relevant to the field of blindness and low vision, connect with us on social media:

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