Employment Outcomes Research
In 2015, the NRTC was funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for an RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments (NIDILRR grant 90RT5040-01-00). The goal of this RRTC is to generate new knowledge that improves employment outcomes for people who are blind or have low vision (B/LV), including three specific subpopulations: youth who are B/LV, people who are deaf-blind, and people with combined traumatic brain injury and B/LV.
We began work on six research projects, training and technical assistance activities, and dissemination in October 2015. This research has resulted in dozens of outputs and products, including peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, an app, an intervention manual, policy and practice guides, and online courses.
Click below to learn more about each project and to view related outputs and products.
We conduct evaluations of state rehabilitation programs providing independent living services to older individuals who are blind or severely visually impaired, under the Title VII-Chapter 2 program.