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Understanding and Overcoming Transportation Barriers

Started Dec 5, 2019
1 credit


Full course description

This course describes transportation barriers that impact persons who are blind or visually impaired and details NRTC research about how to overcome those barriers. Results from the customized transportation intervention, a national transportation survey, and a provider focus group are presented. (1-hour)

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe transportation barriers impacting persons who are blind or visually impaired.
  2. Understand the complex issues associated with identifying, evaluating, and accessing transportation options.
  3. Identify the methods most people who are blind or visually impaired use to overcome transportation to work barriers.
  4. Locate and use resources for transportation planning with consumers who are blind or visually impaired.

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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