SWOMA

Southwest Orientation and Mobility Association (SWOMA)

Online Resources

LiveBinders for Orientation and Mobility
The binders on this page are available for anyone to use and share. They contain information and resources on topics such Early Childhood Orientation and Mobility, iOS and Android Apps, Navigation Technologies, Location Literacy, and working with learners who are DeafBlind, Multiply Impaired Visually Impaired (MIVI), Community Based Instruction (CBI),

Paths to Literacy
A terrific resource for finding information about Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) areas and working with students who are blind and visually impaired.

Paths to Technology
A sister site to Paths to Literacy, through this site is focused on technology. It includes articles on apps, strategies for using technology for accessible maps, and even student and professional blogs for sharing about apps and other tools.

Perkins School for the Blind eLeaerning
Lots of professional development and learning resources; there are brief videos, webinars, and full feature sets.

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
An excellent resource for information on educational information of all kinds, specifically related to visual impairment and blindness.

O&M Outpost for AER Orientation and Mobility Division
This site provides information related to the field of Orientation and Mobility, as well as resources, an archive of newsletters, contracting information, etc.

Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Another great resource for professional information and resources related to blindness and orientation and mobility.

A Guide to Visual Disabilities for College
Affordable Colleges Online makes this collection of information and resources available for students, families, and colleges.


Professional Certification


Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, ACVREP
ACVREP Certifies Orientation and Mobility Specialists with the title of Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, COMS

National Blindness Professional Certification Board, NBPCB
NBPCB Certifies Orientation and Mobility Specialists with the title of National Orientation and Mobility Certificant, NOMC


Suggested Reading


Finding Wheels: A Curriculum for Nondrivers With Visual Impairments for Gaining
Control of Transportation Needs

By Anne L. Corn and L. Penny Rosenblum

"Parents: The Blind Child's First Mobility Teachers", on the Blind Children's Resource Center Web Site
In the article, Joe Cutter shares his wisdom and experience in working with children and discusses how parents can nurture their child's independence.