Continuing Education

Courses that will benefit you and your staff, and provide continuing education credits, are available here from the National Research and training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, Helen Keller National Center for Deafblind Youths and Adults, and Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. For more details on content and registration procedures, contact the individual course providers by clicking on the links below. 

NRTC and OIB-TAC Courses

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List of State Program Managers

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Introductory Courses

  • Introduction to Blindness and Low Vision
  • Adjustment and Acceptance of Blindness
  • Basics of Blindness and Low Vision
  • Interpreting Regular and Low Vision Eye Reports
  • The Low Down on Low Vision
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
  • An Introduction to Assistive Technology for Individuals with Vision Loss

Common Adult Eye Conditions

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

OIB-TAC Sponsored Courses

  • Introduction to the Independent Living for Older Individuals who are Blind Program
  • An Introduction to Community Outreach
  • Community Outreach: Creating Targeted and Accessible Presentations
  • Introduction to Best Practices for Older Individuals who are Blind Programs
  • Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Aging
  • Vision and Hearing Loss
  • Pulmonary Conditions Affecting Older Persons
  • Diabetes and Visual Impairment
  • Cultural Diversity and Competence
  • Case Documentation
  • Role of the Family of an Older Individual with Vision Loss
  • Identifying Mental Health Impairments in Seniors
  • Adaptive Skills & Techniques for Older Persons with Visual Impairments
  • Strategies for Teaching Older Adults with Vision Loss
  • Understanding Data Collection and the 7-OB Report for OIB Programs

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Independent Living

  • Introduction to Braille, UEB Edition
  • Contracted Braille, UEB Edition
  • Transitioning to UEB

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Confident Living: A Course for People Supporting Older Adults with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss. This online course consists of 9 modules on the following topics:

  • Understanding Hearing Loss
  • Understanding Vision Loss
  • Orientation & Mobility (O&M)
  • Communication
  • SSP (Support Service Providers) and Volunteers
  • Leisure & Recreation
  • Independent Living
  • Self Advocacy and Maintaining Independence
  • Elder Law