Orientation and Mobility Skills

Image shows a logo representing Orientation and Mobility SkillsOrientation and mobility is the ability to navigate one’s environment safely and efficiently. Orientation and mobility (“O&M” for short) involves knowing where one is in relation to other objects and people in the environment (orientation) and then knowing how to get to the desired destination using mobility skills and devices (mobility).

Click on the logo on the right to go to our resources page for Orientation and Mobility Skills. 

In BC, we are lucky to be surrounded by a rich abundance of nature that provides many opportunities for scientific exploration. Students with visual impairments can flourish in science curriculum when it is designed with accessibility and meaningfulness in mind. Students had an opportunity to take advantage of this direct access to the natural environment when they attended th ...

The PRCVI outreach team is celebrating White Cane Week out in the Kootenays! White Cane Week is a national awareness campaign held in the first full week of February each year intended to raise awareness around the issues facing adults with vision loss in Canada. Promoted each year by the Canadian Council of the Blind with events across the country, White Cane Week is an oppo ...

On Friday afternoon Steve Barclay from Canadian Assistive Technology presented to our O&M Sharing Session on the new Victor Reader Trek from HumanWare. We've created a page on the PRCVI site with all of the resources, links, and handouts from that day. This page not only includes Steve's presentation about the Trek, but also all the fantastic resources shared by O&M spe ...

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