Polly Abbott


  • Older Blind Specialist


Email: pabbott@colled.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2001


  • P.O. Box 6189
  • Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Campus Mailstop: 9741


  • Instructor for Blind and Visually Impaired—Orientation and Mobility
    • Mohawk College, Brantford, Ontario Canada
  • Instructor for Blind and Visually Impaired—Rehabilitation Teacher
    • Mohawk College, Brantford, Ontario Canada
  • Bachelor of Education & Teacher of French as a Second Language (FSL)
    • Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts & Honors equivalent
    • University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

Selected Publications

  • Abbott, P. (2023, November 8). The connection between health and vision impairment. ASA Now blog. https://generations.asaging.org/connection-between-health-and-vision-impairment
  • Connors, E. M., Abbott, P. M., Norris, D. E., Ottowitz, J. J., & Morren, B. N. (2023). The perspectives of vision rehabilitation therapists on the state of the profession: A time for action? Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 117(4), 303-313.
  • Connors, E., Norris, D., Ottowitz, J. & Abbott, P. (2023). Uniting efforts to strengthen the future of vision rehabilitation therapy. The New RE:view.