We provide training in many formats, including:
- Online courses
- A graduate academic certificate program
- In-person workshops
- Presentations at international, national, and state conferences
- Webinars sponsored by other organizations
Continuing education credits (CRC, ACVREP, and NBCPB) are available for many of the training we provide. View a list of our training activities here. You may also view a sample list of available NRTC training topics.
NRTC staff provide information and share expertise through technical assistance for businesses and potential employers of people who are B/LV, service providers, and people who are B/LV and their families. Many technical assistance resources are available on our websites, including the National Technical Assistance Center. We are also happy to work with individuals through emails, phone calls, and personal visits. Our Ask the Experts webpage is an easy way to reach us with your questions.
State of the Science
The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision presented a State of the Science (SOS) Conference on Employment for Individuals with Blindness and Other Visual Impairments at the 2019 American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference on February 28 and March 1, 2019.
Vision Specialist Program
This program provides specialized training for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors from around the country. The Vision Specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation program consists of four graduate courses designed to train vocational rehabilitation counselors to become more effective in their work with consumers who are blind or visually impaired.
National Technical Assistance Center
Whether you are interested in employing someone who is blind or visually impaired, provide services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, or have a visual impairment yourself, this site will serve as your headquarters for resources and technical assistance.
Business Enterprise Program
In 1936, the Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. Section 107 et seq.) established the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program, more commonly known as Business Enterprise Program (BEP). The BEP provides persons who are legally blind with remunerative employment and self-support through the operation of vending facilities on federal and other properties.
Stay In Touch
The main office of the NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision is in the Industrial Education Building on the Campus of Mississippi State University, just outside of Starkville, Mississippi.