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

RRTC Advisory Council Convenes

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The NRTC held its third Advisory Council meeting for the 2015-2020 Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment for Individuals with blindness or Other Visual Impairments grant on March 27-28 in Starkville, MS. Representing major corporations and blindness and rehabilitation organizations, Advisory Council members provided guidance and expertise to support the six projects, training and technical assistance, and dissemination activities associated with the five-year grant awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Explore this NIDILRR-funded RRTC grant (#90RT5040-01-00) by visiting the current research page on our website.

Advisory Council members include: Kirk Adams (Executive Director, American Foundation for the Blind), Ron Brown (Second Vice President, National Federation of the Blind), Melanie Brunson (Director of Government Relations, Blinded Veterans Association), Tony Candela (Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired), Peter Fay (Business Solutions Executive, IBM), Ray Hopkins (President-Elect, National Council of State Agencies for the Blind), Roxann Mayros (Chief Executive Officer, VisionServe Alliance), Mitch Pomerantz (Immediate Past President, American Council of the Blind), Sue Ruzenski (Executive Director, Helen Keller National Center), Matt Wieseler (Director of Strategic Intelligence, National Industries for the Blind). Also in attendance was external evaluator John Crews, retired Health Scientist for the Vision Health Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.