Updating Your Orientation and Mobility Skills

Andrea holds the railing with her right hand and uses her cane with her left to safely navigate the stairs from the 'L platform.

Is it time to consider updating your orientation and mobility skills?

Things change.  New construction.  Buses rerouted.  New job or new favorite lunch spot.  Or your vision may have decreased.  Even if you have had O&M training in the past, it is common to need to refresh your skills.

You can start by asking yourself these questions:

  1. Are you just as confident traveling during the day as you are at traveling at night?
  2. If you desire to ride public transportation, are you?
  3. Can you safely and confidently cross the streets in your daily routes?
  4. Are you as confident in your travel skills now, as you were when you last had training?

If you answered “No” to any of these questions, it may be time to sign up for some additional Orientation and Mobility training.  If you are interested in O&M training, please contact us at Second Sense by calling 312-236-8569.