• A woman reads a magazine with the help of a video magnifier.
  • Bully poses for a photo.
  • A man reads a book by braille
  • A vision impaired student walks through campus.
  • An exterior photo of the Industrial School.

Our Mission

Enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

Employer Knowledge and Attitudes toward People Who Are Blind
				Percentage of Employers who Could Identify How Work Tasks Could be Completed
				How knowledgeable are employers about how people who are blind can perform typical work tasks?
				(Pie Chart)
				0 tasks - 67%
				1 task - 23.4%
				2 tasks - 5.1%
				3 tasks - 2.5%
				4 tasks - 1.5%
				5 tasks - 0.5%
				Increased Knowledge Improves Attitudes of Employers
				(bar chart)  Attitude is listed on the Y axis, and the level of knowledge is listed along the X axis.
				Knowledge none, Attitude - 31.41
				Knowledge some, Attitude - 39.26
				Knowledge moderate to high, Attitude - 51.67 Research & Training Utilization Award National Technical Assistance Center

Our Mission

Enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

 Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).