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Accessing Textbooks and Reading Material is a Course

Accessing Textbooks and Reading Material

Started Dec 10, 2019
1 credit

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Full course description

This course is an overview of how individuals of all ages with vision impairments or blindness might access reading materials. While the focus of this course is specific to education, many of these devices and services can be utilized throughout the lifespan and in the workplace. formats discussed include audio, large print, digital, and braille. Within each format, there exist multiple options and programs that lead to access to reading materials.

This is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB. 

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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