• 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.

Employment Mentoring for College Students who are Blind
				How realistic do you think college students with B/VI are in their expectations about their ability to find jobs after graduating?
				Responses are from a group that primarily comprised of state and private agency administrators. (pie chart)
				Very realistic (10%)
				Somewhat realistic (48%)
				Not realistic, they're too optimistic (34%)
				Not realistic, they're too pessimistic (7%)
				Distribution of Participants
				Map of US, indicating where participants are located. The map shows a large portion of participants on the East Coast, in states around the Great Lakes, and on the West Coast.  Also, several participants in states including Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Several states in the Central and North Central have none or only a few.
				Mentoring Manual coming soon!!
				Primary investigator: Jamie O'Mally 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).