Orientation skills and techniques

This webinar introduces orientation terminology and techniques.


  • Thursday, 2 August, 2018 - Monday, 30 December, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Course Code:   CPE18OST-W

Course Information

Vision plays an enormous role in the way we perceive, understand and move through our environment, but it is not essential to our doing so. Orientation skills are the same for travellers with vision or those who are blind or have low vision.

Without vision, the traveller must make better use of other senses and residual vision (if applicable) to remain oriented.

Essentially, orientation becomes a problem solving exercise.

This webinar unpacks the terminology around O&M and provides participants with a clear understanding in this area.


  • Dr Bronwen Scott
    Bronwen has worked as an Orientation & Mobility (O&M) specialist for 30 years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Orientation and Mobility, Master of Education (Special Education), and a Doctor of Education. Her doctoral thesis explores the introduction of O&M skills within the early childhood context. Bronwen has worked for a range of blindness agencies in Western Australia, NSW, Victoria and the UK, as well as 6 years working as a Visiting Teacher/O&M specialist for the Vision Education Service in the Department of Education Western Australia. She is currently based in Melbourne and is passionate about the role of O&M in developing the potential of individuals who are blind or have low vision.





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