Orientation and Mobility specialists support you to move through your environments safely and effectively.
Through orientation and mobility training, you can work out where you are, where you’re going, and how to get there.
Orientation and Mobility specialists are university-trained specifically to work with people with low or no vision. For young children, this can be learning body concepts and that rooms and spaces have functions. For adults, it can include how to safely travel to work.
Orientation and Mobility can support you to:
- Move confidently through environments
- Make best use of remaining vision and other senses to find your way
- Find the safest travel routes to specific destinations such as throughout the home, school shops, work, the doctor, gym, or university
- Cross the road safely and independently
- Travel on buses and trains
- Use the most appropriate mobility aid to meet your needs, from a cane through to electronic travel aids
- Develop skills for self-orientation, including echolocation
- Receive help and support to access the community
This service is provided one-on-one in your home, school, workplace and out in the community. It’s also available remotely through the Remote Orientation and Mobility (ROAM) program.
Our Orientation and Mobility Specialists are accredited with the Orientation and Mobility Association of Australasia (link opens in new window).
To find out more about Orientation and Mobility, get in touch with us today.