• A video magnifier is used to read a document.
  • A group photo of the NRTC faculty and staff.
  • Students read braille books.
  • A vision impaired student walks through campus.
  • An exterior photo of the Industrial School.
  • A man uses a cellphone app to identify money.

Our Mission

Enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

Did you know we have two other websites, each designed to provide technical assistance on specific topics? OIB-TAC: Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (www.oib-tac.org<http://www.oib-tac.org>). This interactive website facilitates training, technical assistance, interagency collaboration, and electronic discussion among OIB service providers to promote communication, quality service delivery, program administration, linking resources, and professional support. Did you know we have two other websites, each designed to provide technical assistance on specific topics? NTAC-BVI: National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (www.ntac.blind.msstate.edu<http://www.ntac.blind.msstate.edu>). This website is designed to improve the employment outcomes of individuals who are blind or visually impaired by providing information, targeted resources, and technical assistance to individuals with vision loss and their families, service professionals, and employers. Explore research findings, continuing education courses, topic and agency referral links, and more.

Our Mission

Enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.


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 Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).