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Career Advancement and Job Retention: Information Concerning Persons with Vision Loss

Started Jan 17, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

Learn issues associated with job retention and career advancement among persons with vision loss. Who is most likely to retain their jobs? Which services facilitate job retention and advancement? Where can I get more information to facilitate job retention? Which states have higher numbers of employed VR applicants? Take this course to learn this and more.

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

Course Objectives:

  1. List the characteristics of employed applicants for VR services with vision loss.
  2. Identify the characteristics of employed applicants with vision loss who received VR services and lost employment.
  3. Discuss various factors that appear to influence the timely delivery of VR services to employed applicants.
  4. Explain how the above issues are important to consider for VR service delivery to persons with vision loss.
  5. Identify additional resources and information at the National Research & Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision website that will provide more information about factors that influence job retention:

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 & 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:

NRTC FacebookNRTC Twitter


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