Orientation & Mobility

Do you have a problem with your vision? Have you ever experienced or been frustrated by:

  • Bumping into furniture, walls or a door frame?
  • Tripping over something you did not see?
  • Feeling unsafe on stairs?
  • Getting lost or disoriented?


A vision loss does not mean you cannot travel safely and independently. Orientation and mobility training can provide you with the knowledge and skills to go where you want to go safely and with confidence. Orientation and mobility training includes working one-on-one with an O&M instructor. Lessons start in a safe indoor situation and gradually progress to more challenging environments. Upon full completion of orientation and mobility training, people independently:

  • Take a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll.
  • Go shopping.
  • Use public transportation.
  • Go to work.
  • Travel around campus.
  • Participate in social and community activities.

Orientation and mobility training can be one of the most liberating experiences in the life of a person with a vision loss.