We offer a wide assortment of courses and training for a variety of professionals working within the vision rehabilitation field. Our courses are free of charge, and most offer continuing education credit. Topics include administration, direct service, health, aging, and employment for people who are blind or have low vision. 

OIB-TAC Course Catalog

Course Catalog

View our full listing of courses on our course catalog. 

Continuing education for a variety of professionals working within the vision rehabilitation field 

  • Administrators and OIB program managers: responsible for administering the OIB grant within their state or territory. 
  • Direct service professionals: vision rehabilitation therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, low vision therapists, assistive technology instructional specialists, and Rehabilitation counselors. 
  • Related professionals serving older individuals who may have vision loss: occupational therapists, social workers, counselors, and more. 


  1. Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program
  2. Basics in Program Evaluation
  3. Introduction to Best Practices for Older Individuals who are Blind Programs
  4. An Overview of Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind
  5. Understanding Data Collection and the 7-OB Report for OIB Programs
  6. Community Outreach: Creating Targeted and Accessible Presentations
  7. Community Outreach: An Overview
  8. Cultural Diversity and Competence
  9. Strategies for Mentoring Interns: Developing Qualified Professionals for the Future

Direct Service

Foundational Knowledge:

Case Management Documentation

Introduction to Blindness and Low Vision

Basics of Blindness and Low Vision

The Low Down on Low Vision: An Overview

Braille: What It Is, and Why It is Important

Introduction to Working With Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind

How to Read an Eye Report 

Strategies for Teaching Adults with Vision Loss

Adaptive Blind and Low Vision Skills for Everyday Living

Identifying Mental Health Impairments in Adults

Adjustment to Vision Loss:

Adjustment and Acceptance of Blindness and Low Vision

Vision Loss and the Role of the Family

Facilitating Family Support

Low Vision:

Beyond Acuity: Addressing Functional Aspects of Lack of Depth Perception and Visual Field Deficits

Accessing Textbooks and Reading Materials

Assistive Technology:

Overview of Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired in the Workplace

Teaching iPhone for Low Vision: Where Do I Start?

Orientation and Mobility:

Fall Prevention: Interventions for Older Individuals who are Visually Impaired

Orientation and Mobility for those who have Multiple Health Impairments

Mobility Impairments: Implications for Service Providers

Gearing Up For Transit: Options and Advocacy Skills for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision


The Process of Teaching Art



How Social Determinants of Health Relate to Vision and Aging

Social Isolation, Aging, and Vision Loss

The Eye and Eye Conditions:

An Overview of Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Common Adult Eye Conditions

Other Health Conditions and Vision:

The Basics of Brain Injury and Vision Loss

Vision and Hearing Loss

Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Understanding People Living with Dementia and Vision Loss

Health and Aging:

Cardiovascular Disease and Aging

Pulmonary Conditions Affecting Older Persons

Employment and Special Topics

  1. Understanding Social Security Work Incentives: It's Easier Than You Think
  2. Exploring Self-Employment Beyond the Business Enterprise Program
  3. Advice for VR Professionals: Evidence for Effective Meetings with Employers
  4. Job Search Skills Training for Transition-Age Youth
  5. Career Advancement and Job Retention: Information Concerning Persons with Vision Loss
  6. Employer Attitudes: VR Professionals’ Perspectives and Recommendations
  7. Employment Mentoring for College Students with Vision Impairments
  8. Employment Outcomes of SSDI Beneficiaries
  9. Improving Business Development Skills: A Training for Rehabilitation Professionals 
  10. Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Consumers who are Deaf-Blind
  11. Working with Employers: Why it is Important and What Successful Agencies Do
  12. Neuropsychological Evaluation of Individuals with Visual Impairment or Blindness
  13. Ethics 1: Ethics for Professionals Working with People who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  14. Ethics 2: Ethics for Professionals Working with People who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  15. Randolph-Sheppard Staff Training (BEP)
  16. Understanding and Overcoming Transportation Barriers

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