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The Low Down on Low Vision, An Overview

1 credit


Full course description

This course describes common causes of low vision, low vision evaluation, and aids and techniques that help an individual use their limited vision efficiently. 

This course is available for 1-hour CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. What is low vision?
  2. Learn difficulties associated with low vision
  3. Learn about the help that is available
  4. Learn strategies and aid that may benefit someone with low vision

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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