Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training teaches individuals with visual impairments to travel safely, efficiently, and independently in various environments. In order to travel safely and efficiently the client needs to answer the following questions:
O&M specialists help people get around a variety of environments; including their home, community, church, school, etc. Orientation and mobility specialists work with adults and children with visual impairments. Together, the instructor and client develop an individualized program to meet his/her needs and goals.
As a client you might learn…
Lighthouse also provides Sun Shield evaluations. Sun Shields reduce glare and enhance contrast, which maximizes residual vision, increases mobility, and decreases discomfort related to light-sensitivity.
The overall goal of orientation and mobility training is to give independence back to the individual.
For more formation about this program, please contact the Lighthouse.
John, a retired U.S. Army Major, recently received Lighthouse services. When John first came to the Lighthouse, he felt that there was nothing he could learn because of his vision impairment. Then John met his instructor who was also visually impaired.Read more about John