Teaching Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired Spatial Awareness and Direction in Virtual Reality with Assessment in Actual Reality
Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training for children who are blind and visually impaired is provided by specialists who teach them how to use acoustical and tactical information to ambulate safely within the real world. This is a difficult task that requires many hours of intense one-on-one training in a variety of settings over a period of many years. However, there is a well documented shortage of qualified personnel in the field of Orientation and Mobility training. Furthermore, this shortage is projected to get much worse in the near future.