The Latest News from the NRTC
Welcome Lisa Gooden-Hunley
She says she is “happy to join the team and looking forward to a very productive year.”
June 17, 2021
Registration Open for Free Virtual IL OIB-TAC Conference
The Independent Living Services Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center’s (IL OIB-TAC) third annual Technical Assistance Conference is open for registration. It will be held virtually September 13-16 on the Community of Practice website with the theme “Empower, Educate, and Engage.”
June 9, 2021
NRTC Recruiting Applicants for Vision Specialist Program
Our online graduate certificate program, funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, lasts one year and consists of four courses.
June 3, 2021
NRTC Launches Access Technology Survey
The first survey in our five-year longitudinal study on access technology (AT) use in the workplace by people who are blind or have low vision (B/LV) has launched! More than 300 employed individuals have signed up to participate in the study.
May 10, 2021
Career Advantage for V.I.P.s Available for Free
We have updated our free Career Advantage for Visually Impaired Persons (V.I.P.s) curriculum. This program was created for youth and adults with blindness or low vision and provides participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct an independent and effective job search.
April 19, 2021
NRTC Recruiting Participants for Access Technology Study
The NRTC is recruiting people with blindness or low vision (age 21+) who are working or interested in working to be part of a 5-year study about access technology (AT) use, particularly in the workplace.
January 21, 2021
NRTC Congratulates 2020 VSP Class Graduates
Sylvia Stinson-Perez, Vision Specialist Program Director, is extremely proud of these graduates, who "met an extraordinary challenge during COVID-19 to rise above not only in the demands of this program but in their professional roles."
December 4, 2020
NRTC Offers Free PYBFF Trainer Workshops
The NRTC is offering several Putting Your Best Foot Forward (PYBFF) Trainer Workshops in 2021, starting with January 26-27. Participation in the workshop is required to obtain access to the new PYBFF training curriculum.
November 23, 2020
NRTC Presents at MAER Conference
Many NRTC research and support staff participated in the Mississippi Association for Education & Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MAER) Virtual Conference on October 8-10. This year's theme was "Beyond Vision Loss: Partnerships for Successful Transition Toward Autonomy."
October 16, 2020
The NRTC Awarded Second Major National Grant
The NRTC is proud to announce our receipt of another competitive national grant. This grant, Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Training and Technical Assistance, is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration under the U.S. Department of Education. This 5-year grant, which provides approximately $3 million in funding, begins October 1, 2020.
October 1, 2020
OIB-TAC Hosted Virtual Technical Assistance Conference
The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) hosted our second annual OIB Program Manager’s Technical Assistance Conference on August 31 – September 4.
September 17, 2020
NRTC Director Honored with 2020 John H. McAulay Award
This award, from the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, was established to "honor professionals who have contributed outstanding efforts and achievements leading to the placement of people with visual impairments in productive employment."
September 9, 2020
The NRTC Awarded Major National Grant
The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC) has a 39-year history of conducting research and advancing knowledge about the employment of people who are blind or low vision.
August 10, 2020
OIB-TAC Prepares to Host Virtual Conference
The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) is preparing for their second annual OIB Program Manager’s Technical Assistance Conference. This year, it will be held virtually August 31 – September 4 on the OIB-TAC Community of Practice with the theme “Connect.”
July 21, 2020
4to24 Deaf-Blind App Ready for Field Test
The NRTC's employment-focused "4to24" app for parents of youth with deaf-blindness (DB) is in its final stages of development. This version of the app is designed specifically for parents or caretakers of children and youth between the ages of 4 to 24 years old who are deaf-blind, or have combined visual and hearing impairment, and additional disabilities.
June 24, 2020