Reports & Products: Fact Sheets
Orientation and Mobility Skills of Secondary School Students With Visual Impairments (November 2007)
This fact sheet is available for download.
This fact sheet refers to one’s ability to determine his/her location and relationship with other objects in the environment. Mobility refers to one’s ability to move about in the environment. Orientation and mobility training may be provided to students with visual impairments as part of their individual programs of special education and related services. This report presents information on the percentages of students with visual impairments who receive orientation and mobility services, including percentages for different segments of the population (blind vs. partially sighted, regular vs. special school placement, and demographic groups). It also discusses the levels of orientation and mobility skills in this population, and factors associated with their skill levels.
Cameto, R & Nagle, K. (November 2007). Facts from NLTS2: Orientation and Mobility Skills of Secondary School Students With Visual Impairments. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Available at www.nlts2.org/fact_sheets/nlts2_fact_sheet_2007_11.pdf.