Orientation and Mobility

Learn tips and techniques for teaching orientation and mobility (O&M) to young children who are blind, including developing cane and precane skills for both kids who can walk independently and for kids in wheelchairs.

Sami Stoner running with her dog, Chloe

Orientation and Mobility

Blind Teen Runs with Her Guide Dog

Sami Stoner, a teenager in Ohio, has always been a runner, but when she began to lose her sight due to Stargardt's disease, she thought she would have to stop...

Ivan playing with his toy

Orientation and Mobility

Helping Your Blind Baby Learn How to Reach for Objects

Susan Shier Lowry, an Orientation and Mobility specialist, writes about how you can encourage your child to reach out for objects and how reaching can help develop orientation skills needed...

3 kids walking with their canes

Orientation and Mobility

Precane vs Long Cane

Susan Lowry, Orientation and Mobility specialist, answers the question: Is my child ready for a long cane or a precane?

Ivan with his cane in his wheelchair

Orientation and Mobility

Wheelchair Orientation & Mobility

How does a blind person learn orientation and mobility skills when they are also using a wheelchair? Perkins eLearning provides a video series on Wheelchair Orientation & Mobility on the...

white canes

Orientation and Mobility

Great Place for Canes

Advantage Canes is a wonderful organization that also fixes canes, replaces tips and does everything quickly. They can also make specialty canes based on your height.

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Orientation and Mobility

No Bones About It: Official Blog of Guide Dogs for the Blind

No Bones About it is the official blog of Guide Dogs for the Blind. You can enjoy great posts by frequent No Bones About It contributors.

Ivan scooting through a tunnel

Orientation and Mobility

Orientation & Mobility for Blind Babies

How to begin orientation and mobility (O&M) training for your blind infant - before they're even crawling!

blind user using GPS

Assistive Technology, Orientation and Mobility

GPS and mobility educational equipment

GPS and talking map software allows the blind traveler to keep the taxi driver honest, enjoy hearing about the sites and businesses being passed or know independently when to get...

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Orientation and Mobility

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers and a professional staff.

Ivan on a ball

Development, Orientation and Mobility

In, On, and Under: Teaching Children who are Blind About Location

Basic prepositional concepts like in, on, under, behind, etc. can be very difficult for blind children to master. We'll share our ideas to help you teach these concepts.

Alexa with her cane

Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and Mobility for Children

This site can assist with questions you may have regarding the use of the long white cane, the purpose of the cane, and the importance for individuals who are blind,...

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Orientation and Mobility

Paws for Thought: Working with a Guide Dog

This blog is an online diary of training and working with guide dogs.