About

CANE AND COMPASS:

Pointing the Way for Creative Orientation and Mobility Instruction

image1-2_540xI 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

Contact

CaneandCompass@gmail.com

Accomplishments

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 WorldRead 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

 

3 thoughts on “About

  1. What a wonderful career you have chosen, and sharing of ideas on this site are great.
    Thank you!

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