Teachers and other assistive professionals find UMass Boston’s Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology for Individuals with Visual Impairments just the ticket to enhance their careers. This rehabilitative therapy program trains those who desire to work with the visually impaired. The goal is to help them live safe, productive, and independent lives.
Through fieldwork, students explore cutting-edge learning technologies as well as practical hands-on skills. Most go on to work in public and private schools or state and federal agencies. This online rehabilitation services program prepares students to sit for the national professional exam for vision rehabilitation.
As with all online programs at UMass, the school prides itself on delivering value, flexibility, and authenticity—online courses are the same as those taught on campus. Topics of study include:
- Technological methods of accessibility & accommodations for people with visual impairments
- Configuration & exploration of assistive technology solutions for visual impairment
- Assistive technology assessment and instruction for people with visual impairments
- Assistive technology for people with visual impairments
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School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Massachusetts-Boston is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, MAT, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent