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

  1. Facilitating Family Support
  2. Beyond Acuity: Addressing Functional Aspects of Lack of Depth Perception and Visual Field Deficits
  3. Introduction to Working With Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind
  4. Vision Loss and the Role of the Family
  5. Braille: What It Is, and Why It is Important
  6. Basics of Blindness and Low Vision
  7. Introduction to Blindness and Low Vision
  8. Strategies for Teaching Adults with Vision Loss
  9. The Low Down on Low Vision
  10. Case Management Documentation
  11. The Process of Teaching Art
  12. Overview of Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  13. Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired in the Workplace
  14. Teaching iPhone for Low Vision: Where Do I Start?
  15. Identifying Mental Health Impairments in Adults
  16. Adjustment and Acceptance of Blindness and Low Vision
  17. How to Read an Eye Report 
  18. Mobility Impairments: Implications for Service Providers
  19. Gearing Up For Transit: Options and Advocacy Skills for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
  20. Orientation and Mobility for those who have Mulitple Health Impairments
  21. Fall Prevention: Interventions for Older Individuals who are Visually Impaired
  22. Accessing Textbooks and Reading Materials
  23. Adaptive Blind and Low Vision Skills for Everday Living


  1. How Social Determinants of Health Relate to Vision and Aging
  2. An Overview of Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
  3. Common Adult Eye Conditions
  4. The Basics of Brain Injury and Vision Loss
  5. Vision and Hearing Loss
  6. Cardiovascular Disease and Aging
  7. Pulmonary Conditions Affecting Older Persons
  8. Social Isolation, Aging, and Vision Loss
  9. Diabetes & Visual Impairment
  10. Understanding People Living with Dementia and Vision Loss

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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