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Overview of Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired is a Course

Overview of Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Started Jan 21, 2020
1 credit

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This course provides an overview of the types and uses of assistive technology devices and software for individuals with vision loss. 

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Define some basic assistive technology terms.
  2. Identify assistive technology-related legislation.
  3. List associated AT professions, professional organizations, and certifications.

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 & 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:

NRTC FacebookNRTC Twitter

 

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