Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

2021 International Online O & M Symposium

Get a global perspective on current Orientation and Mobility strategies and earn CEUs without leaving home in the 2021 International Online O & M Symposium.

Symposium Sessions

Day 1

O&M for Visually Impaired Wheelchair Users
Presented by Scott Crawford
1:00-2:30 PM EST
An International Resource Hub: AER's Global Issues Division
Presented by Kevin McCormack and Belinda Rudinger
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
Greater Outcome with a Multidisciplinary Goal Approach: A Case Presentation
Presented by Dr. Sau Kuan Cheong
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
Orientation and Mobility for People with Low Vision
Presented by María Herminia Suñe
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
Functional Visual Skills: Including Visual Skills in Assessment and Instruction
Presented by Angela Smith
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
Remediating Glare for People with Low Vision
Presented by Julie Burdick and Rasan Gray
6:00 - 7:15 PM EST

Day 2

Orientation and Mobility in the Early Years: Developmental Considerations
Presented by Tanni Anthony
1:00-2:30 PM EST
Orientation and Mobility Training for People with Blindness or Visual Impairment in Romania
Presented by Andrea Hathazi and Marian Padure
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
Developing Physical Literacy for Blind and Visually Impaired
Presented by Mike Lonergan and Debra Legge
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
Orientation and Mobility of Persons with Deafblindness in Indian Scenario 
Presented by Mr. Srinivasan Prasannan and Mr. Rashmikant Mishra
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
All About the Roundabout
Presented by Edgar Vargas
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
How Can Solo Long Cane Travel be Achieved in a Rural Setting?
Presented by Rebecca Woods
6:00 - 7:15 PM EST

Day 3

GPS Navigation Apps- Instructional Strategies and Key Features
Presented by Katt Jones and Marie Trudelle
1:00-2:30 PM EST
Community Based Inclusive Education to Promote Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities
Presented by Iftekhar Ahmed
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
Teaching Independence and Mobility with Microsoft Soundscape
Presented by Chantelle Smith, Jarnail Chudge, and Amos Miller
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
TRIZ Resources Analysis for Orientation and Mobility of Students with Visual Impairment
Presented by Fatemah Amiri and Mehdi  Basirzadeh
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
O&M Assessments: Current Practices and Where We Need to Go
Presented by Justin Kaiser and Tina Herzberg
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
The Impact of Experiential Travel
Presented by Colin Wong and Jimmy Morris
6:00 - 7:15 PM EST


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Event Date: 

Feb 03, 2021 to Feb 05, 2021