Professional instructors from the New Hampshire Association for the Blind provide the skills necessary for clients with a visual impairment to travel safely and with confidence in almost any environment.
Points to remember:
- Loss of depth perception can lead to difficulty navigating steps and curbs, as well as identifying changes in terrain outdoors.
- When there is a marked decreased in central and/or peripheral vision, clients often struggle to identify landmarks or detect obstacles in their path.
- Traveling pedestrian routes, crossing streets, and using public transportation can be extremely challenging for someone who is blind or visually impaired.
Orientation and Mobility instructors work individually with clients, assessing skills and teaching techniques that enable them to move around independently within the home, neighborhood, and work environments.