Educate key national, state and local government decision makers and other professionals about vision loss and the critical need to ensure high standards of service delivery to individuals who are blind or have low vision so that they may enjoy independent living, employment and engage fully in community life.
Collaborate and partner with other organizations to overcome barriers to be fully included in community and professional life for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Engage high school and college students to raise awareness of the rewarding profession of providing services for individuals who are blind or have low vision and the variety of specializations that are available in this field.
Make access to affordable continuing education easier and create evidence-based practice guidelines for professionals providing services to individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Ensure all government, nonprofit agencies and corporate entities require certified professionals to provide services for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Eliminate Barriers to Success
Develop a strategic plan in collaboration with other organizations in the field to identify key barriers to professional and community success and eliminate those obstacles so there are "no limits" for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Meet the increasing demand for services by developing an awareness campaign to attract more individuals into the blindness/low vision specialist field.
Engage Higher Education
Engage community colleges, colleges and universities to establish more professional bachelor's degree programs and develop associate degree programs for specialist assistants in the blindness/low vision field.
Ensure Evidence-Based Best Practices
Maintain a portfolio of online, on-demand educational opportunities for the professionals who provide services for individuals who are blind or have low vision to ensure these professionals use evidence-based best practices and remain on the cutting edge of knowledge in their field.
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