Orientation and Mobility: Techniques for Independence
Blindness and Low Vision Studies
Orientation and mobility (O&M) refers to the skills and techniques required by those who are blind or have low vision to safely and purposefully traverse environments of varying complexity.
The content and style of instruction used to teach O&M is dependent upon the learner's needs, abilities and long range goals. The skills, techniques and sequence of instruction presented in this book are those which may be required by individuals who have experienced a loss in independence following the onset of a significant vision impairment and wish to regain the ability to travel independently across a range of environments.
Human guide, self-protective, directional, familiarization and cane techniques are described, as are strategies for indoor and outdoor travel, including those required for crossing streets, planning routes and using public transport.
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Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
blindness, low vision, orientation and mobility, teaching
Movement and Mind-Body Therapies
La Grow, Steven J. and Long, Richard, "Orientation and Mobility: Techniques for Independence" (2011). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 78.