The Latest News from the NRTC
Welcome Katerina Sergi!
The NRTC is pleased to announce that Katerina Sergi has joined our team as a Research Associate III. She brings to the center years of research experience with the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) at Mississippi State University (MSU).
September 23, 2021
OIB-TAC Hosted Second Annual Virtual Technical Assistance Conference
The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) hosted its second annual virtual OIB Program Manager’s Technical Assistance Conference on September 13-16. The theme of this year’s conference series was Empower, Educate, and Engage.
September 22, 2021
Welcome Sarah Moody
The NRTC is excited to welcome Sarah Moody as our new Communications Coordinator. Sarah previously served as Guest and Conference Coordinator for the Department of Housing at Mississippi State University (MSU). She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Belhaven University and earned her bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations from MSU.
September 13, 2021
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 4to24 App Available on Apple App Store
The “4to24” app can be used by parents of youth with blindness or low vision ages 4 to 24 and youth with visual impairments ages 16 to 24.
May 27, 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 Unveils Updated NTAC-BLV Website
Our technical assistance website, the National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NTAC-BLV), has been redesigned.
January 21, 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