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Orientation & Mobility

What is Orientation and Mobility?

Orientation and Mobility is that part of a blind and visually impaired child’s education that prepares him/her for more independent travel. Orientation refers to an awareness of one’s self in relation to the physical environment, as well as having an understanding of the many objects one encounters in their environment. It is for this reason that Orientation & Mobility specialists stress the area of concept development, particularly body image concepts, spatial orientation and environmental concepts. Mobility is the ability to travel safely, efficiently, and as independently as possible. Put simply, it is the ability to walk in a safe manner and know where you are going.