The program is sponsored by the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision and the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (a CORE Accredited program) at Mississippi State University. The project is funded by a long term training grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U. S. Department of Education
Purpose of the Program
The purpose of the program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors and graduate students in VR programs with the expertise to address issues and techniques specific to visual impairment. The Vision Specialist program began in 1990 in response to a shortage of qualified counseling personnel in the field of blindness rehabilitation.