Orientation and Mobility Posts

BlindSquare O&M Stories - How Lives are Changed!

BlindSquare O&M Story

BlindSquare is encouraging Orientation and Mobility Instructors to share their experiences about using BlindSquare during O&M lessons.

Reading a Menu or Sign: Smart Phone Low Vision Tool

Tips on using a smart phone's built-in camera and zoom features to access menus, signs, and other distance objects.

College Preparedness Series #5: How to Navigate Campus

A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - navigating the college campus.
Client standing in covered entry way holding an iPhone open to the My Places BlindSquare screen.

Using BlindSquare to Develop a Mental Map of Environment

Familiarize new clients to our campus using BlindSquare to provide information and to build mental mapping in "look around mode".

How Do People with Low Vision . . .use Human Guides?

How to guide someone with low vision and avoid having them walk into a pole.
Student using the BlindSquare iPhone app while traveling on a school sidewalk with her long cane.

Using BlindSquare with students who have Traumatic Brain Injury

Teaching cognitively delayed students who struggle with locating a sidewalk intersection and teaching the clock face concept.
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5 Top Apps for People with Limited Mobility

5 apps for people in a wheelchair along with O&M considerations for users who are visually impaired and use a wheelchair.

CVI Adaptation for O&M stories using Notability app on the iPad

Using the Notability app to create stories about O&M lessons -such as the Fair Barn - for students with CVI.
Student using an iPhone in front of a QR code.  BlindSquare on the iPhone is reading the QR code.

Community QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt O&M lesson incorporates tactile map, BlindSquare, and Money Reader to practice mental mapping, street names, social interactions, tech and more!
School playground equipment lightly covered in snow.

An Early Lesson Using BlindSquare Points of Interest

Motivating O&M lesson plan teaching Points of Interest on a school's playground.
Sidewalk intersection in the middle of a school campus.

A Cool Tool: Locating Campus Intersections

Using BlindSquare's POIs to help students focus on finding intersecting sidewalks on a large campus environment.
Snowman picture with QR code mounted below.

Snowman QR codes: O&M Lesson

Winter weather day O&M lesson using QR codes.
Student learning VoiceOver gestures through the Ballyland iPad app.

Ballyland App for the iPad: Teaching Finger Gestures For VoiceOver

Overcoming anxiety of learning to use VoiceOver through an O&M Hi-Tech training and the Ballyland App.
Several white and blue plungers on a store shelf.

Tap Tap See iPhone App verses CamFind iPhone App

We went to the grocery store and selected three items we wanted to identify with these apps. We tested their accuracy and time it took to identify the item.
Screenshot of My Places screen on BlindSquare app.

BlindSquare Checklist

Basic checklist for beginner user of BlindSquare an iOS navigation app.
Compass rose with N, S, E, W labeled.

The Use of BlindSquare to teach compass directions

A lesson plan to teach students and adults who are visually impaired or blind compass directions using the BlindSquare app.
Woman standing at the curb praising her guide dog.

Guide dog teams and technology: Don’t forget the dog!

Guide dogs and technology: how to make them work together
A tactile allocentric map depicting the area around the training area.

The value of GPS System in Orientation and Mobility

Attitudes about the use of accessible GPS systems from the perspective of students enrolled in Orientation and Mobility prep training program.
BlindSquare logo vs. Seeing Eye logo

HI-Tech O&M Progress: Navigation apps and adult clients

An O&M's personal experience and suggestions when teaching navigation apps to adult clients.
Three COMS using BlindSquare to set POIs on a campus.

Using BlindSquare to Create a Resource for Beginning College Students

Information on how to create important POIs on a college campus and then sharing these POIs with college students who are visually impaired/blind.