Orientation and Mobility

Touch typing should include the numeric keypad; does your student know and use the ten-key?
Need a lesson or have a lesson to share? Check out the Lesson Library!
Try this motivating app to teach orientation and mental mapping skills!
Should my student turn the map as he/she travels?
October 15 is White Cane Day - here is a poem that celebrates white canes!
Learn how the Audio Astroid game teaches O&M concepts!
Understanding the road name "circle" may actually represent various other shapes, such as a "U".
Here is a back to school list of remote O&M instruction ideas!
Farm lesson for elementary students which includes an accessible book, non-visual map, and activities!
Learn about a Vermont farm using a non-visual digital map!
What do highway numbers mean?
How does a hybrid or distancing learning curriculum platform work for Orientation and Mobility?
Use a local map to learn about nearby urban, suburban, and rural communities
How can I edit a map that I did not create?
How can maps be used to encourage critical thinking? This lesson can be taught remotely!

Explore the growing library of Non-Visual Digital Maps in the online Map Library

Need free accessible digital materials? Check out Paths to Technology's new Resource Library!
Teach your student to build a strong mental map of the whole area then fill in the details!
Using non-visual digital maps to teach street concepts to an elementary student.
What does Emma think about the ECC area of O&M?

Mark your calendar and join the live webinar, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00-2:00pm eastern

How to introduce non-visual digital maps to an elementary student and the first in a progressive series of orientation lessons.
Accessible, interactive digital maps for early elementary students? Absolutely!
Learn how to use the non-visual digital maps without a screen reader!

Enjoy our virtual conference presentations, with the option to earn Professional Development Points or Continuing Education Credits

Quickly create customized, accessible digital maps that students can use to build mental maps and answer map-related educational questions.
This post describes a method for using a shared document for students to document their independent work.
This post describes an activity that allows instructors and students to work together to create and post online quizzes.
This user-friendly update streamlines the process of creating and opening non-visual digital maps!
The webinar recording on using SAS Graphics Accelerator Maps - fully accessible non-visual digital maps - is now available!
What should or should not be included when creating a non-visual digital map?
Why does a non-visual map look different than a visual map?
Motivate your braille reader with menus, recipes or other highly preferred reading materials!
Did the non-visual map and remote lesson make a difference in this student's O&M skills?
A graduating high school senior builds a mental map of Elon University using a digital map and a virtual O&M lesson.
Yikes! You have a graduating senior who is college bound. What do you do during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order?
Try these physical activities before introducing SAS Graphics Accelerator Maps to students with visual impairments!
Learn how to use accessible digital maps to take a virtual campus tour.
Learn how students can access teacher-created custom maps & intro to understanding the maps.
Want to improve your travel skills? Now is the time to try BlindSquare!
Create customized tactile maps using Touch Mapper!
See how this student was motivated to learn a challenging school route through 'coding' the Cubetto robot!
social distancing? No Problem! Play these games with a 'VI twist' through Zoom.
Free webinar on how to create and use accessible digital maps.
Free live webinars on ObjectiveEd braille games and O&M games!
Check out this cool O&M game by ObjectiveEd!
Try these virtual audio lessons that teach adaptive daily living skills - including basic O&M skills!
So your students things they want a guide dog? Join this online workshop!
Join these lively virtual meetings on O&M-related topics!
Unable to teach face-to-face O&M lessons? What are current expectations for O&Ms and what virtual resources are available?

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