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Accreditation meets two of the most
important needs of our profession: integrity of consumer choice and integrity
of professional growth. Consumer choice is a theme in services in general
and also specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired. But
very few places have more than one provider option and how would a newly blind
person or their family member know that the services are high quality? At
the same time, institutional and personal self-improvement are not one time
events. Accreditation is a sign that consumers can trust and a process
that fosters ongoing individual and organizational self-improvement.
Learning Objectives -- Attendees will:
- Understand how the accreditation process is managed by the AER Council through its Higher Education Accreditation Commission and its Organizations and Schools Accreditation Commission
- Be able to communicate the benefits and importance of accreditation for their university, organization or school.
- Know how to access the materials for preparing their university, organization or school for accreditation/re-accreditation.