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visual impairments

Employers Who Have Relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies May Be More Likely to Hire People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

People with visual impairments have difficulty seeing, even with glasses or contact lenses, or are unable to see at all when they are blind. Statistics show that working-age Americans with visual impairments have much lower employment rates than their peers without disabilities. Past research has found that inaccurate perceptions about people who are blind or visually impaired contribute to this low employment rate.


Career Mentors Can Help College Students Who Are Legally Blind Build Confidence to Find Jobs

An estimated 1.1 million Americans are legally blind, meaning that they have central vision of 20/200 or less, or a visual field smaller than 20 degrees. Compared to other disability groups, Americans who are legally blind have a higher college graduation rate. However, they still face disadvantages when seeking employment: These students may not have the same early work experience as other students and may not have developed their job search or interview skills.


Serious Games Can Be Fun and Educational. Make Sure Everyone Can Play!

“Serious games” are computer or video games that use entertainment to train or educate the players. The games are developed and used to encourage skill development, improve health or cognitive function, or communicate messages of public safety or policy. These types of games could also help older adults to improve memory and cognition, or provide specific therapy following stroke or other health conditions. However, age-related changes like vision or hearing loss can make these games harder to play.


RehabWire - Volumen 5, Número 7, Agosto 2003


RehabWire para agosto cuenta con la investigación actual sobre la ceguera y la discapacidad visaul y los servicios y la tecnología desarrollada para satisfacer las necesidades de esta población.

RehabWire - Volume 11, Number 2, February 2009.


Blindness and Visual Impairments

NIDRR research in blindness and visual impairments crosses each of the NIDRR Priorities. The projects and abstracts presented here are a cross-section of these research activities.

NIDRR Grantees on the Cutting Edge.

RehabWire - Volume 5, Number 7, August 2003


RehabWire for August features current research on blindness and visual impairments and the services and technology developed to meet the needs of this population.

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