Orientation & Mobility
- Aging and Vision Changes
- Causes of Adult Vision Loss
- Family Support
- Independent Living
- Professionals: Caregivers & Healthcare
- Reading & Writing
- Recreation & Leisure
- Social Security & Other Government Programs
- Vision Loss Combined with Hearing Loss
- Vision Loss Combined with Other Disabilities
Adults who lose their vision can learn how to travel safely and independently. These websites present advice and information about orientation and mobility—skills necessary for finding one’s way on foot, with a cane, a guide dog, or a sighted guide.
So What About Independent Travel
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Cane use and other elements of independent travel, such as sound, landmarks, and public transportation.
This article explains upper and lower protective techniques, trailing, and orienting oneself indoors and outdoors.
Walking with a Sighted Guide
Using a sighted guide; includes tips and an online video.
Walking with a Cane
Frequently asked questions about walking with long canes.
Walking with a Navigational System
A brief overview of the latest in portable navigational devices.
Getting Around All Over Town
The basics of orientation and mobility; includes a video.
Man's (and Woman's) Best Friend: Walking with a Dog
AFB outlines the benefits and considerations of working with a guide dog.
Orientation & Mobility for Seniors with Vision Loss: Organizations & Resources to Explore
Orientation and Mobility Articles, Dona Sauerburger
Instructor Dona Sauerburger has gathered articles on a wide range of O&M topics, including quiet cars, learning to use a cane, and teaching the use of visual and non-visual techniques.
See also Orientation and Mobility.