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2011 Archives


2011 CAOMS Statewide Conference

Monterey, California

November 4-6, 2011

"The Road to Creativity"

Click here for the conference program


Pete Wurzburger Award:

Sandy Staples

Meritorious Service Award:
Lori Cassels



Accessible BART Station Map Project
Joshua A. Miele, Ph. D.,
 Greg Kehret,
 Greeta Ahart,

Click here for more information

Moving On: The Special Needs Program at
Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Michael Meteyer,

Lions, Tigers, and Bears... Oh My!
Taking the OZ Out of Ozymandias

Jessica Trevino,


Can We Talk? Fitting in the Expanded
Core Curriculum

Patricia Maffei,
 Richard Rueda,


Using Acting Techniques to Create Body
Awareness, Confidence and Freedom in Blind
and Visually Impaired Individuals

Marilee Talkington,
Brandon Keith Biggs,


Accessible GPS Options from the iPhone to the PC
"Hands on GPS Treasure Hunt"

Michael May,
Jerry Kuns,


Creating a World of Possibilities:
Falls Prevention and Orientation and Mobility for
Elders and Adults with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Sandra Rosen,
Gina M. di Grazia,


Acting, Dynamic Movement and Presence
Marlee Talkington,



Your Role in Increasing Accessibility
Linda Myers,




Special thanks to our interpreters:

Sabine Grinstein and Suzanne Tierney






CRB1 Fund

Representative: Sonja Biggs


AFB Senior Site


34 DeBaets Street, Winnapeg. MB
R2J 3S9, Canada
800-561-3340 (phone)
800-267-5059 (fax)



Cane Quest
Representative: Lea Ann Myers
Braille Institute
527 N Dale Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
714-821-5000 ext. 1221


Haley Goodlett, Artist



Guide Dogs for the Blind
Representative: Jeanine Kitahata
350 Los Ranchitos Rd
San Rafael. California 94903


Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Representative: Michael Meteyer
611 Granite Springs Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


I Just Got Back!
25 Vendola Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-472-5803, 415-497-7789



Russian Association of Orientation
and Mobility Specialists

Representative:Yana Dygan



Sendero Group
Representative:Katie Gilmore
1857 Glenmark Way
Roseville, CA 95747


Representative: Jessica Trevino
3333 North Campbell Ave Suite 2
Tuscon, CA


Sterling Adaptives
Representative: Lesley Ann Gibbons
7665 Redwood Blvd Suite 100
Novato, CA 94945





Thanks to Atom Biggs for contributing many great photos!




Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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