Happy New Year from Cane and Compass!


Hi everyone!

It is the last weekend of 2017 and come Monday we will officially be in a new year. I never thought 2018 would actually come around and come June it will be 10 years since I graduated high school! Every year since 2008 has lead me right here to the O&M Specialist that I am today.

2017 was a HUGE year of growth for Cane and Compass. The biggest addition was the launch of Cane and Compass Shop and the signature “It’s Just A Cane” tee. The shop has now been open for 6 months with new products coming in 2018.

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We also launched a Facebook page for the blog and shop

Follow on Facebook Here

In November Cane and Compass got to host an exhibitor booth at the California Association of O&M’s Conference and showcase projects posted on the blog and sell shop products face-to-face for the first time. (Shoutout to Cindy Wang Kohlhepp for helping make the booth possible and being a consistent contributor to the blog)

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Together with contributions from creative O&M’s we have added 19 new creative lesson ideas this year.

This years most viewed projects were

Tactile Twister

and the

Adaption for New Cane Users to Maintain Grip.

Other accomplishments this year include:

Featured on Canadian audio broadcast The Pulse hosted by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

Featured on Blind New WorldRead Guest Post Here

Listed as a resource for O&M Specialists on the CAOMS and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) website

I want to personally thank everyone who has contributed a creative lesson this year and helped make the goal of Cane and Compass become reality. This website was designed to be a collective resource for all O&M Specialists to use and it cannot work without you.

If you have a great idea to contribute to the blog please e-mail your name, description of the lesson, and any pictures to caneandcompass@gmail.com


Ashley Broussard

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