Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Location Literacy for Orientation & Mobility

Location Literacy for O & M

COMS Chris Tabb from TSBVI Outreach has put together resources on Location Literacy for Orientation and Mobility.  

Table of Contents:

Literacy for Everyday Travel

  • Creating a Tactile Map
  • Tactile Maps and Mapping
  • Map Skills and Higher Order Thinking
  • Talking Tactile Map
  • Learning to Read Tactile Maps
  • Perkins Scout on Learning Map Skills
  • How Does O&M Relate to Literacy
  • Apps for Users who are Blind and Low Vision
  • Tactile Graphics
  • Social Studies and Maps
  • Street Signage
  • Pedestrian Signage


GPS and Coordinate Literacy

  • How GPS Works
  • Getting Coordinates from Google Maps
  • Options for Finding Coordinates
  • GPS Coordinates Explained
  • Latitude and Longitude Conversion
  • GPS in More Detail
  • Accessible GPS Devices

Location literacy collage

Posted on August 3, 2016
Updated on: February 8, 2018