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Cultural Diversity and Humility

2 credits


Full course description

Cultural Diversity and Humility will provide an overview of key considerations for providing vision rehabilitation services with cultural awareness, humility, and competence. This course emphasizes the importance of awareness of personal cultural orientations, understanding the effect culture has on interaction with consumers, and the impact of agency policies and culture on practice with diverse consumers.

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,” “cultural humility,” and “cultural sensitivity."
  4. Develop strategies to increase awareness of personal biases and misconceptions and reduce the impact of these factors on consumers.
  5. Understand the importance of organization/agency cultural competence.

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

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

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