Orientation and Mobility

An older man with a cane and dog sitting on a bench, a man learning to use a white cane with an instructor, a teen using a white cane to walk across the street

Helping people regain safety, confidence and independence in travel is a key component of our services because a full and active life depends on it.

Orientation and mobility instructors provide clients with individualized lessons that teach them how to properly use a cane for maximum effectiveness. Training can include detecting obstacles, maintaining a desirable path, memorizing routes, identifying cues about surroundings, using remaining senses, handling stairs and entrances, navigating indoors and outdoors, crossing streets safely, and using public transportation.

It isn’t easy to move about the world when one can’t see, but with proper guidance and timing, it is immensely rewarding and liberating when people learn to travel without depending on others.