Orientation & Mobility Independent Travel Program Orientation & Mobility Department Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Orientation & Mobility Independent Travel Program Orientation & Mobility Department Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Contact: Meg Robertson, Director of Orientation and Mobility Services
Email Address: meg.robertson@state.ma.us
Phone: 617-626-7581
Alternate Phone: 800-392-6450 x7581
Fax: 617-350-7959

600 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Orientation & Mobility Independent Travel Program Orientation & Mobility Department

Narrative

 

Provides individualized orientation and mobility training programs within the home, neighborhood, workplace, and community at large. Certified O&M Staff provide instruction beginning with the assessment of individual needs and motivation based on visual and physical limitations. Instruction is provided in using a long cane and travel and pedestrian skills with or without vision.  Orientation & Mobility training does include training on using public transit, such as subway, bus, train, etc.  Referrals are accepted from consumers, families, social workers and/or vocational counselors. Participants must be legally blind/registered with MCB. Average wait: 2-4 weeks. Provides in-service training on blindness and low vision and consultation services on environmental and pedestrian access for people with vision loss to individuals, cities/towns or private agencies. Will also provide O&M consultation to school age legally blind population to advocate for O&M Rehab services provided by SPED Services.

 

 

 

Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Accessible Parking, Accessible Public Transportation, Accessible Restrooms, Braille/audio, Elevators, Near Public Transportation, Services at Home, Services at School, Services at Work, Sign Language Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 14 - 18, 19 – 22, 23 – 59, 60 + Boston Meg Robertson meg.robertson@state.ma.us 617-350-7959 617-626-7581 800-392-6450 806 Orientation & Mobility Independent Travel Program Orientation & Mobility Department Advocacy, Aging, Communication, Education, Independent Living, Information/Referral, Jobs, Legal, Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure, Vocational 1) Boston Disability Awareness, Emergency Preparedness, Skills Training 600 Washington Street Director of Orientation and Mobility Services https://www.mass.gov/service-details/orientation-and-mobility-o-m 02111 Free Service Blind Massachusetts Director of Orientation and Mobility Services ABINGTON, ACTON, ACUSHNET, ADAMS, AGAWAM, ALFORD, ALLSTON, AMESBURY, AMHERST, ANDOVER, AQUINNAH, ARLINGTON, ASHBURNHAM, ASHBY, ASHFIELD, ASHLAND, ASSONET, ATHOL, ATTLEBORO, AUBURN, AUBURNDALE, AVON, AYER, BACK BAY, BALDWINSVILLE, BARNSTABLE, BARRE, BEACON HILL/WEST END, BECKET, BEDFORD, BELCHERTOWN, BELLINGHAM, BELMONT, BERKLEY, BERLIN, BERNARDSTON, BEVERLY, BILLERICA, BLACKSTONE, BLANDFORD, BOLTON, BOSTON, BOURNE, BOXBOROUGH, BOXFORD, BOYLSTON, BRADFORD, BRAINTREE, BREWSTER, BRIDGEWATER, BRIGHTON, BRIMFIELD, BROCKTON, BROOKFIELD, BROOKLINE, BUCKLAND, BURLINGTON, BUZZARDS BAY, BYFIELD, BYRANTVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, CANTON, CARLISLE, CARVER, CENTERVILLE, CHARLEMONT, CHARLESTOWN, CHARLTON, CHATHAM, CHELMSFORD, CHELSEA, CHESHIRE, CHESTER, CHESTERFIELD, CHESTNUT HILL, CHICOPEE, CHILMARK, CHINATOWN, CLARKSBURG, CLINTON, COCHITUATE, COHASSET, COLRAIN, COLUMBIA POINT, CONCORD, CONWAY, COTUIT, CUMMINGTON, DALTON, DANVERS, DARTMOUTH, DEDHAM, DEERFIELD, DENNIS, DENNISPORT, DEVENS, DIGHTON, DORCHESTER, DOUGLAS, DOVER, DRACUT, DUDLEY, DUNSTABLE, DUXBURY, EAST BOSTON, EAST BRIDGEWATER, EAST BRIMFIELD, EAST BROOKFIELD, EAST FREETOWN, EAST LONGMEADOW, EAST MATTAPAN, EAST SANDWICH, EASTHAM, EASTHAMPTON, EASTON, EDGARTOWN, EGREMONT, ERVING, ESSEX, EVERETT, FAIRHAVEN, FALL RIVER, FALMOUTH, FEEDING HILLS, FITCHBURG, FLORENCE, FLORIDA, FORESTDALE, FOXBOROUGH, FRAMINGHAM, FRANKLIN, FREETOWN, GARDNER, GEORGETOWN, GILL, GLOUCESTER, GOSHEN, GOSNOLD, GRAFTON, GRANBY, GRANVILLE, GREAT BARRINGTON, GREENFIELD, GROTON, GROVELAND, HADLEY, HALIFAX, HAMILTON, HAMPDEN, HANCOCK, HANOVER, HANSON, HARDWICK, HARVARD, HARWICH, HATCHVILLE, HATFIELD, HATHORNE, HAVERHILL, HAWLEY, HEATH, HINGHAM, HINSDALE, HOLBROOK, HOLDEN, HOLLAND, HOLLISTON, HOLYOKE, HOPEDALE, HOPKINTON, HOUSATONIC, HUBBARDSTON, HUDSON, HULL, HUNTINGTON, HYANNIS, HYDE PARK, IPSWICH, JAMAICA PLAIN, JEFFERSON, KINGSTON, LAKEVILLE, LANCASTER, LANESBOROUGH, LAWRENCE, LEE, LEICESTER, LENOX, LEOMINSTER, LEVERETT, LEXINGTON, LEYDEN, LINCOLN, LINWOOD, LITTLETON, LONGMEADOW, LOWELL, LUDLOW, LUNENBURG, LYNN, LYNNFIELD, MALDEN, MANCHESTER, MANOMET, MANSFIELD, MARBLEHEAD, MARION, MARLBOROUGH, MARSHFIELD, MARSTONS MILLS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASHPEE, MATTAPAN, MATTAPOISETT, MAYNARD, MEDFIELD, MEDFORD, MEDWAY, MELROSE, MENDON, MERRIMAC, METHUEN, MIDDLEBORO, MIDDLEBOROUGH, MIDDLEFIELD, MIDDLETON, MILFORD, MILLBURY, MILLIS, MILLVILLE, MILTON, MONROE, MONSON, MONTAGUE, MONTEREY, MONTGOMERY, MT. 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Service Types

  • Disability Awareness
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Aging
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Independent Living
  • Jobs
  • Legal
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Blind

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Sign Language

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: ACVREP