What is Orientation and Mobility?
Orientation and Mobility (sometimes called O&M) is about developing your confidence, independence and safety when moving around your home and community. It is the set of concepts, skills and techniques which increase safe and efficient travel in different environments and under different conditions.
Our Orientation and Mobility Service is delivered by Orientation and Mobility Specialists. Our Specialists are deeply experienced in supporting people with low vision or blindness to achieve your goals related to moving through home and community environments. Orientation and Mobility Specialists work with people with different levels of vision, including:
- People with a recent change in vision
- People with long standing low vision
- People with a change in vision after a major neurological event
Our Orientation and Mobility services are available to people of all age groups, from babies through to older adults.
There are different services within Orientation and Mobility for people with different needs. The services include: