Orientation & Mobility

General Orientation & Mobility

  • Street Story
    “Street Story” website for input and information about California intersection safety. Collaboration between Cal State Berkeley and Caltrans.
  • Visual Impairement Guidelines
    Guidelines for programs serving students with visual impairements – 2014 revised edition
  • Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility, Brenda Naimy
    A phrase book and dictionary for communicating O&M instruction to students who primarily speak Spanish. (Available on
  • Cane and Compass
    An O&M blog that is a great resource for creative lesson plans.
  • Hall of Fame
    Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field.
    O&M Blog, online training and home for the International Orientation and Mobility Symposium.
    Information on a variety of O&M topics.
  • TAPS
    Orientation & Mobility Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairment.
  • The AER Guide on Professional Licensure for VRT and O&M Service Providers in the United States
    Prepared and respectfully submitted by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Legislative Task force 2013-2015.
  • World Access for the Blind
    Organization whose present goals focus primarily on movement and navigation issues and who operates with a “no limits” philosophy. Information regarding echolocation and Team Bat. Several online articles regarding echolocation, movement, and navigation including a quick start, practical training guide to help teach echolocation.


  • Blind Children’s Center
    Los Angeles area agency which serves children with visual impairments from birth to school-age through center and home-based services.
  • Blind Children’s Learning Center
    Santa Ana, CA agency providing direct services to blind and visually impaired children, birth through the 12th grade.
  • BRL: Braille Through Remote Learning
    Offers classes in braille, from basic to advanced, through the internet.
  • California Department of Education
    This is similar to the United States Department of Education but its scope is limited to the state of California.
  • California School for the Blind
    Provides comprehensive educational services to students of California who are visually impaired, deaf/blind, and visually impaired/multi-handicapped from infancy through age 21.  
  • Guide Dogs of America
    A guide dog school based in California
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
    A guide dog school based in California and Oregon
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
    A guide dog school based in New York
  • Wayfinder Family Services
    Offers programs for infants, children, adolescents, and adults through in-home, residential, and non-residential programs.
  • Hadley School for the Blind
    Offers courses to individuals with visual impairments and blindness, their families, and professionals who serve those individuals. The courses include subjects such as braille, math with an abacus, and skills for independent living. The course materials are provided in large print, audio, and in braille.
  • Perkins School for the Blind
    School for the Blind in Massachusetts serving students through on-campus and outreach programs.  Home of Howe Press and the Perkins Brailler and the Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program.
  • The Seeing Eye
    A guide dog school based in New Jersey
  • Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    A web site with a collection of resources for students, parents, and professionals working with individuals with blindness, visual impairments, and multiple disabilities.
  • United States Department of Education
    This site has many useful links and is an excellent source of information for resources and groups across the nation.
    Resources for parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.