Orientation and Mobility Resources

These sites explain the techniques, general importance, and necessity of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training for people who are blind or visually impaired. The resources here cover the importance of O&M training, services and resources, specific skills, and how to assist someone who is blind or visually impaired if they need help.

Certification in O&M or TVI is available through Texas Tech University or Stephen F. Austin State University for residents across Texas  Coursework blends distance learning technology with face-to-face campus activities.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

This article explains upper and lower protective techniques, trailing, and orienting oneself indoors and outdoors.

Source: VisionAware

Frequently asked questions about walking with long canes.

Source: VisionAware

Using a sighted guide; includes tips and an online video.

Source: VisionAware

Certified O&M Specialist James Scott Crawford discusses training techniques in this video webcast. Topics include navigating doorways, street crossings, transportation modes, and more.

Source: Perkins eLearning

Tourists to urban destinations may find these brief videos about bus travel helpful, especially if you are not experienced in public transportation travel.

Source: Washington State School for the Blind