SWOMA 2023

November 2-4, 2023


SWOMA 2023 Conference Details Available on the Conference Page

Visit the Conference Page to find out about conference dates, speaker lineup, and registration.

Post entered, 2023-05-23

SWOMA 2023 Call for Presentation Submissions is Open

SWOMA 2023 is scheduled for November 2-4, 2023; this year we will be presenting in a virtual format (odd numbered years will be virtual, and even numbered years will be in-person format).

Submissions due by March 31st, 2023

Please use the following link to launch the Google Form for submitting a presentation proposal: https://bit.ly/PresentSWOMA2023

Or you can use this QR code to launch the page:

QR Code for linking to the Google Form for SWOMA 2023 Presentation Submissions

Post entered, 2023-02-22

SWOMA 2023 Planning Has Begun

Planning for the 2023 conference is underway. The present plan is for SWOMA to operate on a two-year cycle, one year in-person followed by one year virtual; even numbered years will be in person and odd numbered years will be virtual. Some people prefer in-person, some prefer or need remote delivery of conferences; the plan for rotating between the two is an effort to meet those preferences as well as to realize the benefits that each style of conference affords in providing professional development to the community interested in orientation and mobility.

If you would like to participate in planning the annual SWOMA Conference, please reach out to Chris Tabb at tabbc@tsbvi.edu so he can include you in the email group for communicating about monthly planning meetings and other details.

Post entered, 2023-01-03 (updated 2023-02-22)

Study Opportunity Mentioned During SWOMA General Session

At the General Session at SWOMA, Chuck Huss shared a study on autonomous cars. The information for the student is below...

This is a study conducted by the VISA (Vision and Accessibility) lab at Wichita State University. We are looking for adults (18+) who are visually impaired to complete a survey regarding their preferences on Autonomous Vehicles.

As a participant in this study, you will complete the survey which covers important preferences on how to operate a self-driving car. For example, how to input and receive information from the car easily. This survey is estimated to take 30 to 40 minutes.

If you are interested, please use the link below to learn more about the study and volunteer to participate: https://bit.ly/3EbnrkD

After completing the survey you will be entered into a raffle for gift card of $25. Winners will be drawn at the end of the data collection period (~Nov 2022).

Questions regarding the study can be directed to Dr. Quan Lei or Robert Beran at Wichita State University:

(Dr. Quan Lei) quan.lei@wichita.edu or 316-978-3822

(Robert Beran) rpberan@wichita.shockers.edu

Post entered, 2022-11-11

Thank You To All For A Terrific Conference!

What a wonderful experience to be back in person after years of remote connection! We enjoyed wonderful presenters and exhibitors, and terrific networking in this year's face to face conference.

Planning has already begun for SWOMA 2023!

Post entered, 2022-11-11

Dog guide with white cane in its mouth, along with the words SWOMA 2022 Together Again

SWOMA 2022 Details

Details for the 2022 conference can be found at the Conference Page

Post entered, 2022-07-12

SWOMA 2022 Session Proposals Requested

Please do submit a session proposal for this year's conference; the open period for submitting sessions continues until March 28th. The submission form can be accessed at https://bit.ly/PresentSWOMA2022.

SWOMA 2022 is scheduled for November 6-8, 2022 in Round Rock, TX at Austin Marriott North (2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78681).

Post entered, 2022-03-18

SWOMA 2021 is in the record books; planning for SWOMA 2022 has now begun!

SWOMA 2021 had 384 attendees with 35 out of 50 states represented: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, & WV, as well as attendees from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Romania.

Thank you to all those that contributed to make the conference occur, and also to everyone that attended and shared throughout the conference.

SWOMA 2022 is scheduled for November 6-8, 2022 in Round Rock, TX at Austin Marriott North (2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78681). The first planning committee meeting is scheduled for January 24th, 2022. If you would like to participate, please reach out to Chris Tabb at tabbc@tsbvi.edu. Looking forward to lots of new learning in 2022!

Post entered, 2021-12-17


LiveBinders O&M Shelf

Orientation and Mobility Resources in LiveBinders

AER O&M Outpost

Resources and Information from AER Orientation and Mobility Division

Orientation and Mobility Specialist Association (OMSA)

Resources and Information from AER Orientation and Mobility Division

APH Hive

Professional development modules related to Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), that also offer ACVREP CEU's

Orientation and Mobility page at TSBVI

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has information, resources, links, and more, that are specifically for Orientation and Mobility.