Orientation and Mobility

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    Orientation and Mobility (O&M) is a profession specific to blindness and low vision that teaches safe, efficient, and effective travel skills to students of all ages:

          • “Orientation” refers to the ability to know where you are and where you want to go, whether you’re moving from one room to another or walking downtown for a shopping trip.
          • “Mobility” refers to the ability to move safely, efficiently, and effectively from one place to another, such as being able to walk without tripping or falling, cross streets, and use public transportation.

    An Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist provides instruction that can help a student develop or re-learn the skills and concepts you need to travel safely and independently within your home, school and in the community.