CANE AND COMPASS:
Pointing the Way for Creative Orientation and Mobility Instruction
I am Ashley Broussard, a daughter, friend, and best of all, an Orientation and Mobility Specialist.
I am a graduate of the CSULA Orientation and Mobility program, class of Summer 2015, and currently ACVREP certified with experience providing blind and low vision rehabilitation to children and young adults age 5-22, and adults up to 100-years-old.
As I progressed through the O&M program and began student teaching, I quickly realized there is a shortage of resources for creative instruction. There are numerous videos and tutorials all over the web that show how to perform O&M techniques, but a lack of resources to aid specialists to teach clients/students concepts in fun, motivating, creative ways.
I was inspired to design this online space for all O&M Specialists to visit and use with the hope that there can be a collective resource for creative lesson planning
Exhibitor at 2018 Northern California Braille Challenge View More Here
California Association of Orientation and Mobility Specialists (CAOMS):
- ACVREP approved presenter for Southern CAOMS 1st Virtual Meeting Feb. 2018: Utilizing Social Media and the Internet to Address Stigmas about Visual Impairments and Bring Professionals Together
- Article “O&M Guide to Utilizing Ride-Sharing Services” featured in the Statewide Winter Newsletter
- Exhibitor at the 2017 Conference View Conference Highlights Here
Featured on Canadian audio broadcast The Pulse hosted by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI): Listen Here
Featured on Blind New World: Read Guest Post Here
Listed #1 for “Creative Ideas and Resources” for Cal State University Los Angeles Orientation and Mobility Graduate Students
2500+ engagements on Pinterest
Listed as a Resource
- CAOMS website Visit Resource Page Here
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) website View Resource Page Here
- Perkins Scout Database Visit Resource Page Here