Working with Employers: Why it is Important and What Successful Agencies Do

Started Dec 5, 2019
1 credit


Full course description

The course describes results from two research studies that investigated the way VR agencies interact with employers. The first study evaluated the relationship between consumer employment outcomes and how agency staff and the agency as a whole work with employers. The second study involved interviews with agency personnel and employer contacts from four VR agencies successful at developing business partnerships. (1-hour)

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn how you can address that barrier to employment. 
  2. Learn how we can address it.  
  3. Understand the challenge of addressing barriers in terms of someone else's attitudes.
  4. Learn how VR agencies interact with employers.

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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