The Northeast Resource Center for Vision Education (NERCVE) is committed to improving quality of life for people with visual impairments. We support UMass Boston's Vision Studies program, which is New England's only academic center for preparing Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Vision Rehabilitation Therapists, and Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists.

NERCVE is affiliated with the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Vision Studies programs are administered through the UMass Boston School for Global Inclusion and Social Development.



On August 12, 2020, RSA held a teleconference with VR agencies and other stakeholders to continue to strengthen the communication between RSA and VR agencies.

Section 508 webinars

The U.S. Access Board recently conducted a webinar on the accessibility of virtual meeting platforms as part of its Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series.


LendEDU, a website for comparing financial products, recently created a guide for students with visual impairments who are obtaining higher education.

A man with a can touching a piece of art with his hands

The Semitic Museum at Harvard is providing free tours on the "Stone to Silicone" exhibit for visitors with vision impairments, starting February 23, 2020.