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AER O&M Outpost
AER O&M Outpost is an archive for the Division and contains other resources related to Orientation and Mobility. Please click here to view the AER O&M Outpost.
The Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Division of AER is now accepting applications for the 2020 Donald Blasch Scholarship
AER’s O&M Division sponsors an annual scholarship competition for students enrolled in AER approved O&M programs. The scholarship recognizes the vital contributions of the late Donald Blasch to the profession of O&M during his long tenure at Western Michigan University.
Individuals selected for the scholarship receive an unrestricted award of $1,000.00. Two scholarships are awarded each year (depending on availability of funds).
The deadline for receiving applications for the Blasch Scholarship is March 16th, 2020. Please click on the following link for more information : Scholarship Information
All O&M students enrolled in AER-approved programs are encouraged to apply.
3D Pen Presentation Recording:
Accessible Pedestrian Signals
Roundabouts and Pedestrians who are Blind or who have Low Vision (updated version coming soon)
NMSBVI O&M Inventory
The NMSBVI Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Inventory was developed as a means of quantifying student progress across the many areas that make up O&M. The goal was to create a user friendly assessment tool that quickly allowed an O&M to identify areas of need for individual students. Further, there was a need to structure it in such a way as to allow paperwork averse O&Ms to easily track student progress over time. The Inventory aspires to meet these needs.
For more information about this resource, please click to visit the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s website
O&M Program Supervisors and Planners — Problems and Solutions
In 2000, in response to concerns about misunderstandings and misperceptions of program administrators which resulted in inappropriate O&M programs, the Orientation and Mobility Division established an Ad Hoc Supervisory / Program Planning Committee. This committee gathered ideas and resources which are posted here — if you can add any helpful suggestions or information, please contact Dona Sauerburger.
•Determination/justification of O&M services for children
•Limited O&M personnel to provide services
•O&M lessons restricted to building or campus, and/or no transportation to the lessons
For more information on each of the above topic areas, please visit http://www.sauerburger.org/dona/divcaseload
2011 O&M Survey Results