NRTC Presents at AER

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Members of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) team will be presenting during the 2022 Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Biennial International Conference in St. Louis, MO, on July 20-24. The AER International Conference allows professionals who provide services to individuals who are blind or have low vision (B/LV) to connect and share the latest information, resources, data, and more.  

Up to 600 professionals are expected to attend this year's conference, themed Gateway to Community. This conference brings together a wide range of sessions and exhibitors to share information about products and services related to B/LV.  

NRTC team members will present highlights from two research projects from our Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People who are Blind or Have Low Vision grant, funded by the National Institute on Disability Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NRTC team members who work on the Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) grant, funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the US Department of Education, will be presenting on topics related to the Vision Rehabilitation Therapist field.  

Scheduled presentations include:  

July 21 (11:45 AM CDT) - Assistive Technology Use in the Workplace for People who are Blind or have Low Vision by Michele McDonnall, Anne Steverson, and Katerina Sergi.  

July 22 (9:45 AM CDT) - The Future of the VRT Field by Polly Abbott, Daniel Norris, Elyse Connors, and Jennifer Ottowitz. 

July 23 (11:45 AM CDT) - 4to24: An App to Help Parents and Youth Prepare for Employment by Karla Antonelli, Jennifer Cmar, and Anne Steverson.  

July 24 (10:15 AM CDT) - Establishing Reliability for the VRT Functional Independent Living Assessment by Kendra Farrow, John McMahon, Elyse Connors, and Daniel Norris.  

For more information about the conference and agenda, visit the AER Conference Website.