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Cultural Diversity and Competence is a Course

Cultural Diversity and Competence

Started Feb 17, 2020
1.5 credits


Full course description

As our society becomes more diverse, it is essential that professionals develop an understanding of the cultures of the consumers they serve. This course presents an overview of how professionals can provide culturally competent services to older individuals experiencing vision loss or blindness.

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the importance of being sensitive to cultural differences.
  2. Understand the effect culture has on interactions with consumers.
  3. Recognize the differences in the terms "cultural competence," "cultural awareness" and “cultural sensitivity."
  4. Develop strategies to reduce personal biases and misconceptions.
  5. Understand the importance of organization/agency cultural competence.

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) Internet Explorer is not supported.  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:

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NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

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