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: 617 727-5550 x7581
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 predestrian 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. Avgerage 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.

Service Types

  • Disability Awareness
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Aging
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Independent Living
  • Information/Referral
  • Jobs
  • Legal
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • 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
  • Braille/audio
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Sign Language

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: ACVREP