[Athen] O&M training

Romack, Justin justinr at disability.tamu.edu
Tue Apr 27 07:39:15 PDT 2021

Howdy Heidi!

Justin from Texas A&M here.

We do not provide this kind of training. Admittedly, our state rehab agency has traditionally been very good about getting O&M services for our blind/VI students – and most of them are consumers with them.

We do have a blindness-related student org that will also provide peer-based mobility tips and advice. Honestly, I love having students share their input with other blind students because they are the ones who have had to problem solve and have learned the little tricks to accessibly navigating our big campus.

That said, I, myself, am blind and try to share feedback as I can. We also have another staff member, one of our Ads, who’s been with the institution for quite a while and has done some informal O&M as issues crop up.

Love that you asked this, though, because I’m always curious how other institutions work through these processes.

Hoping you’re well!


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Justin Romack | Assistive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resources | Texas A&M University
1224 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1224

ph: 979.845.1637 | justinr at disability.tamu.edu<mailto:justinr at disability.tamu.edu> | disability.tamu.edu
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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Heidi Scher
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:27 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] O&M training

Hello folks,

Do any of your institutions covering orientation and mobility training for students who are blind and don't have any rehab services?

Thanks for any input you might have!


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director - AT
she, her, hers
Center for Educational Access at the University of Arkansas
1 University of Arkansas, ARKU 209
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.3104 phone
479.575.7445 fax
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