CANE AND COMPASS:
Pointing the Way for Creative Orientation and Mobility Instruction
Technology has created the possibility to connect and share with people we might otherwise never meet. Cane and Compass is taking full advantage of this opportunity by providing a platform for professional and social connections.
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