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Orientation and Mobility Program

The mission of the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) program is to provide blind and visually impaired consumers of all ages with the opportunities to develop the skills necessary to achieve their goals of traveling independently, efficiently, confidently, and safely in their environments. Losing some or all of your vision may lead you to feel like you've lost your independence. The O&M unit can help you maintain that independence in a variety of environments. A certified O&M specialist can assist you at home, at school, within and around your community, or on a job site.

Some of the skills taught are:

  • Long White Cane Techniques
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Spatial Concepts
  • Street Crossings
  • Public and Specialized Transportation Systems
  • Community based instruction and/or orientation to points of interest (workplace, school, bank, grocery store)

O&M Specialists are certified by the Academy of Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) .