Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Orientation and Mobility Strategies

Below are strategies posts related to Orientation and Mobility.

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Teaching Vocabulary to Use in the Community

Pre-teaching vocabulary is a helpful strategy to enable students who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities to get more out of community experiences.
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O&M Literacy: "Pairs" Game

This Orientation and Mobility activity is designed help students to refine their cognitive maps of their schools and to develop their estimations of time lapsed.
Incorporating beginning literacy skills into Orientation and Mobility

O & M Travel Cards and Book

Collect items from the environment to reinforce beginning literacy skills during orientation and mobility lessons.
Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit

Tactile Environment Mapping

Wheatley Tactile Diagraming Kit can be used to create tactile maps.
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Adapting the Environment for Independence

Find how you can set up your classroom to make it accessible to ALL students!
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Labeling the Environment in an Accessible Format

Labeling items in the environment in an accessible format is important for developing literacy skills, as well as O & M or Orientation and Mobility for kids who are blind or visually impaired.

Adapting Environments for Individuals with Vision Loss

Free video webcast about the design issues that should be considered for individuals with vision loss.