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Introduction to the Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program is a Course

Introduction to the Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program

Started Feb 17, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

The purpose of this module is to acquaint Program Managers with an overview of the Older Blind Program and the impact it has on the aging population with vision loss and the implications for the general population. Topics discussed include the history of the Older Blind Program, a summary of Title VII Chapter 2 regulations and intent, various service delivery models and basic program components.

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Outline and discuss the History of the Older Blind Program.
  2. Summarize Title VII Chapter 2 regulations and define the intent of the law.
  3. Appraise basic points comprising the scope of the problem.
  4. Compare and contrast various service delivery models.
  5. Identify and describe basic program components.
  6. Distinguish between and define program outputs and outcomes.

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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