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2013 Archives



2013 CAOMS Statewide Conference

Monterey, California

November 1-3, 2013

"Babies to Boomers:

Serving the Needs of Infants Through Seniors"


Click here for the Conference Program


Pete Wurzburger Award:

Nita Crow

Meritorious Service Award:
Cath Tendler-Valencia





Deaf-Blindness: Characteristics, Challenges and Strategies
David Brown and Maurice Belote
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Situational Roundtable
Kara Cenac, Erin Foley and Sonja Biggs



"Time Travel" A Multifaceted Approach to Trip Planning

Faith Dunham-Sims and Erin Foley
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TAPS - Street Crossings for Travelers Who are Visually Impaired

Wendy Scheffers and Linda Myers
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Defining Soft Skills- A Conceptual Model in Practice

Robert Schulenburg, Ed.S.
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Using Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation to Improve Cane Technique
Sandra Rosen


Experimental Learning: Birth to Three

Sonja Biggs



Using Tablet Technology for O&M

Terena Scott



GPS Options: from PDAs, iPhones to PCs

Mike May, Jerry Kuns, Sandy Staples


Hands on GPS Treasure Hunt

Mike May, Jerry Kuns, Sandy Staples, Damian Pickering


Using Accessible Maps to Teach Location Literacy

Mike May and Jerry Kuns



"Dreaming in Color"

Brandon Keith Biggs and Caitlin Hernandez





Haley Goodlett, Artist




Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
800-942-0149 (toll free)
Fax: 914-243-2232


Environmental Traveling Companions



Sterling Adaptives



Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342


Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael, CA 94903


Braille Institute of America / Cane Quest
Cane Quest:
Sergio Oliva, National Program Manager






Special thanks to Atom Biggs for the great photos!



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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