Find out how to know where you are in your home or neighborhood. Learn how to use your other senses to get around, find dropped objects, and travel indoors and out.

Person searching for dropped wallet

Searching for Dropped Objects

From the APH Press book, Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home after Vision Loss, Third Edition, by Maureen A. Duffy. Whoops! Now Where Did That Go? It can be frustrating when you can’t locate something you’ve dropped. Some useful rules can help you locate dropped objects more easily. Remember to protect […]

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Indoor & Outdoor Travel Skills

If you are an adult who is blind or has low vision, you may have experienced several – or perhaps all – of the following Orientation and Mobility (O&M) problems and concerns: Losing your vision, however, does not mean you’ll have to relinquish your ability to travel safely and independently. Orientation and Mobility instruction can […]

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Indoor Movement and Orientation: Use Your Senses

If you’ve had vision throughout your life, you’ve probably used it to obtain most or all the information you need to get around. Now that you are blind or low vision, however, you may wonder how you can accomplish the things you used to do by looking, such as: Locating the doorway to your bedroom […]

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Traveling and Orienting Outdoors

I can see some things, but what I see is not always reliable. How can I learn to use non-visual information? If you’ve had vision for most of your life, you’ll probably tend to trust and rely upon visual information. If you lose some of that vision, you may often still try to rely on […]

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Become Your Own Orientation and Mobility Instructor

Carefully, I tapped my way through the unfamiliar coffee shop towards the counter to pick up my mocha beverage and then navigated my way outside to an empty table to enjoy it. My peace was interrupted by a shrill woman who began suggesting I’d be much more independent if I got myself a guide dog.  […]

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