Mississippi State University

Course Offerings

COE 6303: Rehabilitation for Persons who are Visually Impaired (3 credits)
Course content includes medical aspects of blindness and low vision including anatomy & physiology of the eye, introduction to low vision adjustment to blindness, adjustment counseling theories, history, and legislation related to vocational rehabilitation of consumers with visual impairments. There is also attention paid to special populations of persons who are blind including those with brain injury, diabetes, and deaf-blindness, as well as those who are aging.

Delivery Method: Online
Semester: Spring
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COE 6313: Resources for Persons who are Visually Impaired (3 credits)
Overview of blindness related professions that facilitate adjustment including the areas of counseling related to assessment, identification of resources, instructional and counseling techniques, and special services related to independent living, communication, and orientation and mobility of people who are visually impaired. Students are required to develop a comprehensive resource file.

Delivery Method: On-Campus
Semester: Spring
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COE 6323: Computer Access Technology for Persons who are Visually Impaired (3 credits)
Survey of computer access technology devices which make computers and computer technology accessible to individuals with visual impairments. Includes practice with various types of equipment, preparation of technological resource file, development of a workplace assessment, and preparation of an individual technology plan, with emphasis on technology in the workplace.

Delivery Method: Online
Semester: Summer
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COE 8293: Special Project in Rehabilitation of Persons who are Visually Impaired (3 credits)
Field experience. Students will gain practical experience in serving consumers who have visual impairments. Includes all aspects of vocational rehabilitation service delivery in agencies serving consumers with visual impairments. Special Project requires 100 clock hours of work in a counseling situation in an approved blindness rehabilitation facility. Of the total hours, 50 hours must be in consumer contact with persons who are blind or visually impaired. Each student will have an on-site supervisor and a faculty supervisor. Students will be required to have liability insurance for this portion of the course.

Delivery Method: Practicum
Semester: Summer
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