Orientation and Mobility Posts

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.
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.
BlindWays app Logo

BlindWays: a crowdsourced bus stop location app

Navigate directly to a bus stop using the BlindWays iOS app.

Using iOS Tracing Apps: Part 2, O&M

Orientation and Mobility related tracing, scanning and tracking activities to compensate for blindspots.
Screenshot of the Control Center with Do Not Disturb button

O&M Safety: Do Not Disturb iOS Feature

Using the Do Not Disturb feature during O&M lessons to avoid text, email and phone call distractions.
'Piggy in the Middle" game; student standing between two adults, reaching to the right towards the adult with the ball.

Piggy in the Middle: An O&M Spatial Concept Lesson

O&M lesson that teaches spatial concepts to a low vision student whose not a native English speaker.
3-D tactile map of Watertown Square, Watertown Massachusetts.

3-D Tactile Maps

Review of 3-D tactile map making software available online through a site called Touch Mapper.
iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch displaying Apple Pay.

How to use Apple Pay on the web with Safari in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Learn how to use Apple Pay and strategies for incorporating Apple Pay into O&M lessons.

Becoming a Hi-Tech Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Tips and resources on how to incorporate technology into orientation and mobility lessons for all types of O&M students.

Using BlindSquare Simulation Mode to Create Tactile/Visual Maps

Use BlindSquare Simulation Mode to help students create maps of a location.
Notability iOS app logo.

Using the Notability app for Orientation and Mobility lessons with Younger Students with Low Vision

Using the Notability app for Orientation and Mobility lessons with Younger Students with Low Vision
A student using the touch technique on a sidewalk in a residential area.

HI-Tech O&M Progress Reports

Technology can be used to create quick video snapshots to record progress of O&M skills.
Materials needed for this O&M Lesson: sidewalk chalk, measuring tape, and 36" long cane.

BlindSquare Readiness Lesson: Chalk, Walk, and Talk

O&M lesson that teaches concepts of 'clock face directions' and the meaning of the term 'yards'.
Diagram of an intersection showing a person at a crosswalk standing across the street from a sound source.

Using the APH Sound Source to Teach Street Crossings

The APH sound source can be used to help students learn the skill of aligning for a street crossing using the sound of parallel traffic.
Student with long cane and iPhone standing on a sidewalk at street intersection.

Beginner's Guide to Blindsquare

A COMS perspective and some tips for utilizing the basic features of Blindsquare.
Student in classroom using an iOS magnification app.

Comparisons of Digital Telescope/Monocular apps for iPhone for Functional Orientation and Mobility Assistance

Comparison of magnification devices: native and purchased smart phone apps and monocular.