If you are looking for a career that makes a difference in people's lives, you should consider a career in the blindness and low vision fields.

Did you know that graduates from the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University often have four to five job opportunities from across the United States?

To learn more about these programs, watch the video and explore the links to the various programs we offer.

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Master's Degrees

Orientation and Mobility for Adults
Orientation and mobility is an exciting discipline that teaches people who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely, efficiently and independently in their environment.

Orientation and Mobility for Children
This program is focused on the specific skills required for helping children with visual impairments to learn to lead full and productive lives.

Teaching Children with Visual Impairments
Preparing teachers who work with children with visual impairments.

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Vision rehabilitation therapists offer adults who are blind or visually impaired training in specialized methods or adaptive techniques for communication and coping with the demands of daily living.

Graduate Certificates

Assistive Technology For Individuals With Blindness or Visual Impairment
Graduate certificate to help vision professionals advance their careers though additional knowledge in assistive technology to help those who are blind, visually impaired or have functional visual limitations.

Orientation and Mobility
Available fall 2023.

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Available fall 2023.