Employment Mentoring for College Students with Vision Impairments

Started Dec 5, 2019
1 credit


Full course description

This course describes the method and outcomes of an employment mentoring research project. College students with legal blindness who were within six months of graduation worked with field-specific legally blind mentors on employment preparation issues for one year. Their outcomes were compared to a control group of students who did not work with mentors. This course details participant experiences and employment-related outcomes and includes recommendations for future mentoring programs. 

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the barriers to employment faced by college graduates with blindness or visual impairment. 
  2. Describe the potential benefits of mentoring programs for the transition from college to employment for students with blindness or visual impairment.

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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