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This project will develop
online modules in support of students with Orientation and Mobility needs.
Through the proposed online modules, students will begin developing a plan of
action to identify and locate existing services on campus (including support
services for individuals with disabilities and virtual open houses,
orientations, and tours) that can be utilized to address Orientation and
Mobility needs. The proposed modules will facilitate developing specific
O&M skills/concepts that contribute to independent travel on a college
Specific Orientation and Mobility skills/concepts will include:
- Route‐planning to address problems of accessibility and safety.
- Construction of cognitive maps using a range of media, tools, and information gathering techniques.
- Conceptual knowledge of campus layouts for landmarking and orientation purposes.
- Identification and location of key offices/locations (e.g., financial aid, registrar, library, transportation hub, OSD, technology labs, food services, public safety services, housing, etc.) and other points of interest.
- Soliciting assistance and information from the public when necessary, to complete Orientation and Mobility specific goals.
This is an opportunity to shape and further develop this version as well as future iterations of the project by providing practitioner feedback and expert critical analysis.
- Participants will learn about the pilot version of this grant‐supported O&M project.
- Participants will: learn how future iterations of the project may benefit their own transition‐age students.
- Participants will shape and guide the completion of the pilot project through a guided discussion.
- Participants will provide support in the form of feedback and critical analysis of the project.