Description of Working with Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
The five lessons in this self-paced online course are designed to help professionals working in the vocational rehabilitation setting who are new to serving those who are blind or visually impaired.
Topics debunk various myths and misconceptions about blindness, give tips on proper etiquette when interacting with persons who are visually impaired and define terminology about vision loss. Lessons provide learners with basic information about the vocational rehabilitation process as it relates to persons with vision loss. The importance of assessment, evaluation and determining the consumers’ needs is explained. Considerations for making a variety of job accommodations are discussed, including use of access technology, overcoming physical challenges and dealing with environmental factors, among additional concerns.
Introductions to important resources, such as the utilization of mentors who are blind or visually impaired, virtual worksites, and other employment resources are explored.
Earn professional development credit by purchasing certificates for this eLearning offering below. Completing a post-test and evaluation, both online, is required to earn credit. Certificates are emailed immediately upon completion.