• 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.

Whose responsibility is it to assist consumers in locating transportation to and from work?
              Of 49 VR and private administrators and Staff surveyed: Rehabilitation counselors - 32.7%
              Job placement specialist - 4.1% Orientation and mobility specialists - 24.5%
              Job coach - 2% None - 36.7% Does the lack of transportation limit your participation?
              430 persons ages 18-64 responded in a national survey (bar graph) Percentage reporting transportation limitation is displayed on the Y axis, while the activity is listed along the X axis.
              entertainment and leisure - 70.7% visiting with family and friends - 64.4%
              other shopping - 54.4% volunteer activities - 44.9%
              grocery shopping - 40.9% employment - 37%
              medical appointments - 35.3% Primary investigator: Adele Crudden
              Transportation Guide available at blind.msstate.edu/our-products/transportation-guide/ 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.