This page is a place to find resources and information related to Orientation and Mobility. The information and resources found here are intended for the whole Team: professionals, families, and students. This page is intended to provide access to a wide variety of information and resources related to students with visual impairments and deafblindness. Please send ideas for additional resources or features you would like included to Outreach Statewide Orientation and Mobility Consultant, Chris Tabb at .
Quick links for sections on this page:
- Blogs, Listservs, and LiveBinders
- Education Codes and Legal References
- Training Events
- TSBVI Blogs (search for Orientation and Mobility)
- Open Listserve on Orientation and MobilityOrientation and Mobility; includes professionals, parents, and consumers
- TSBVI Orientation and Mobility LiveBinder Shelf
- Orientation and Mobility for Students with Deafblindness LiveBinder
- Mobile Devices for Blind and Visually Impaired Users LiveBinder Shelf
Region 18 Legal Framework - summarizes federal and state law by topic
- Information pertaining to students with visual impairments
- Information pertaining to students with deafblindness
- Special factors for blind and visually impaired
TEA Special Education Rules and Regulations - a resource for federal and state laws, rules, and regulations that covern the delivery of special education servcies in public schools. (As of April 4, 2014 has not been updated to reflect changes related to HB 590 or SB 39.)
Teaching Age-Appropriate Purposeful Skills (TAPS) Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) resource that is an Orientation and Mobility Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments and includes activities and suggestions instruction, assessment, writing evaluations, street crossing details, working with students with ambulatory devices, the list goes on, and on, and on.
New Mexico School for the Blind Orientation and Mobilty Inventory Another option for ongoing evaluation of students' present levels of performance and a terrific tool for planning appropriate goals and objectives.
Guidelines and Standards for Educating Students with Visual Impairments - a "go-to" document for everything about serving students with visual impairments.
Michigan O&M Severity Rating Scale 2013 - two downloadable intensity of service scales from the Michigan Department of Education. One for students with visual impairments (OMSRS) and one for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities (OMSRS+).
Southwest Orientation and Mobility Association (SWOMA) Annual Conference
SWOMA 2016 in Fort Worth Texas at Region 11, Education Service Center (ESC)
Visit the SWOMA Conference Page for additional information.
For other training opportunities around the state and nation, please see the Statewide Calendar of Training Events.
Washington State School for the Blind, "Video Clips on Blindness Tips"
How a Blind Person Uses a Cane from BreakingBlind
O & M Video for Parents from Arkansas School for the Blind
Wheelchair Orientation and Mobility from Perkins
Lighthouse O&M Folding Cane Construction from East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind in Tyler
Lighthouse O&M Escalator Training from East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind in Tyler
An Introduction to Orientation and Mobility Skills- Vision Aware
Perkins Scout Orientation and Mobility- Perkins School