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Community Outreach: Creating Targeted and Accessible Presentations

Started Feb 19, 2020
1.25 credits


Full course description

This online course is designed to provide OIB (Older Individuals who are Blind) Program Managers and staff with information to develop targeted and accessible presentations that can be used for in-service and public education outreach. The discussion will include possible presentation topics and accessibility guidelines for various presentation formats.

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe steps necessary to ensure a successful in-service presentation.
  2. Develop an in-service presentation on the topic of Aging and Vision Loss for an array of interested audiences including children and legislators.
  3. Describe guidelines for developing slide presentations and handouts for visually impaired individuals.

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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