This presentation explores strategies for distance consultation in Orientation & Mobility (O&M) services to children and adults in rural and remote areas. Sarah Moreau, COMS, TSVI and CLVT, presents a case study for ethical synchronous distance consultation in rural Alaska.
The participants will gain knowledge about distance consultation models to supplement O&M services in rural and remote areas, including the use of synchronous and asynchronous technologies to connect clients/students with O&M Specialists
Participants will explore specific strategies used to provide synchronous O&M distance consultation as a part of a plan of service for clients in Alaska.
Participants will discuss an ethical framework that can be used for choosing strategies that maximize the O&M instructor’s availability.
Interested participants will contribute ideas in a focus group that will contribute to the knowledge of current practices in distance consultation within the field of O&M. (scheduled after the webinar for interested participants)