Losing your vision can be disorienting, especially when you’re used to getting around in your community on your own. We’re here to tell you that vision loss doesn’t have to change that. Our trained Orientation & Mobility specialists are here to keep you moving. Many people who are blind or visually impaired are excellent travelers — either alone, using a white cane, or with a guide dog. For nearly a century, Braille Institute has helped thousands of people, of all ages, who are blind and visually impaired develop the skills they need for effective orientation — the ability to identify their surroundings — and mobility — the ability to get from one location to another safely.
Here are just some of the techniques we can help teach you:
- Following or instructing a sighted guide, and grasp techniques
- Approaching and passing through doors and narrow spaces
- Taking a seat
- Traversing up and down stairs
Contact the Braille Institute Center nearest you and ask about Orientation & Mobility, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST).