Orientation and Mobility Posts

O&M Route Planning

Here is an O&M lesson idea!
Screenshot from video: Woman holding a modified cane attached to the cane controller in a virtual reality environment.

Virtual Reality and Cane Techniques

Simulating real-life environments, players can practice cane techniques in a safe, virtual environment.
4 people walking across a bridge over a city street; one person traveling with a dog guide and one person with a cane.

Accessible Wayfinding Field Testing

Sendero Group is recruiting testers in the Baltimore and Chicago areas!
Screenshot of Google Maps on iPhone displaying bus route options with Depart at tab highlighted.

Google Maps: Bus and Train Stations

Catching a bus or train? Check out these Google Maps features!
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ShopTalks: iBeacons making neighborhoods accessible

Business are embracing technology to improve accessibility.

Blindfold Barnyard: Cardinal Directions Game

Here is a game to reinforce O&M cardinal direction skills!

Google Maps Offline

No Internet? No problem! Learn how to use Google Maps offline!
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Want more educational apps that are accessible? Blindfold Games

There are over 70 accessible Blindfold games - here is how you can help support additional educational games!
3 smiling O&Ms in rain gear learning to use the BlindSquare navigation app around the Perkins School for the Blind campus.

Sharing Secret Locations Lesson: BlindSquare Lesson Plan

Secret Location Orientation and Mobility lesson plan teaching how to create a Point of Interest using the BlindSquare navigation app on an iPhone.
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Cody's Favorite LOGOs iBook

A high school student with traumatic brain injury learns to identify community signage.
Cartoon man walking confidently with a long cane.

Blinded Guide: an Accessible PC Game

This is a fun arcade-type game that also reinforces O&M skills!

Five Things that Surprised Me About the New Metro Cars

Accessibility feature that really help passengers who are blind or have low vision.
Screenshot from the video: 'You're the Missing Piece!' with colorful puzzle pieces in the background.

You're the Missing Piece: O&M Puzzle

A resource puzzle created by O&Ms for O&Ms!
Riley and two of her friends talking beside their lockers.

Riley's Transition to Middle School Video

Watch this advocacy video created by a rising middle school student and her friends!

Fitbit Exercise Tracker - Accessibility and Usability Part 2

This article will focus on the accessibility features of the Fitbit iOS app. Part 2 of a two part series.

How Do People with Low Vision . . . Open a Locker?

An accommodation most people don't think of - how to make lockers accessible.
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What3Words: navigation information

What3Words is transforming navigation as we know it - learn how this mainstream tool might impact O&M.
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Path Guide: Indoor Navigation App

Microsoft's research project on indoor navigation - what do you think?

FitBit Exercise Tracker - Accessibility and Usability Part 1

This post will focus on the Fitbit Fitness Tracker, its accessibility, and some basic comparisons between units for blind and low vision users.

How Do People with Low Vision use the Bus System?

How to master college and city buses!

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