The Basics of Brain Injury and Vision Loss

Started Dec 16, 2019
1.5 credits


Full course description

The Basics of Brain Injury and Vision Loss: This course discusses the cause, symptoms, and treatment for visual impairments associated with brain injury.

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the basics of acquired brain injury including causes, types, impact, and general treatment.
  2. Learn the various visual disturbances and impairments that are associated with acquired brain injury.
  3. Understand brain mapping and neural plasticity and their impact on rehabilitation planning.
  4. Learn some general tips and techniques in working with individuals with brain injuries.

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:

NRTC FacebookNRTC Twitter


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