Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) is about knowing where you are so that you can get to where you would like to go and travel there safely. Blindness and low vision can often cause people to lose confidence which can impact on their ability to get around safely.

An O&M instructor is a profession specific to blindness and low vision that teaches safe, efficient and effective travel skills to people of all ages.

Our O&M instructors will assess your needs and the environments you would like to travel in to make sure all risks are identified and reduced. They will provide you with the skills to enable you to enter any familiar or unfamiliar environment and to move around safely, efficiently and independently.

A long white cane is the mobility tool that most people who are blind choose to use and our O&M instructors have experience in teaching people who are blind to confidently use a cane.

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