Upcoming


Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium, 2023

January 25-27, 2023


TX AER Conference 2023, Pathways and Perspectives

March 23-25, 2023 in Denton, TX


IMC 18, International Orientation and Mobility Conference

May 22-26, 2023 in Warsaw, Poland



Current


Study Opportunity Mentioned During SWOMA General Session


At the General Session at SWOMA, Chuck Huss shared a study on autonomous cars. The information for the student is below...


This is a study conducted by the VISA (Vision and Accessibility) lab at Wichita State University. We are looking for adults (18+) who are visually impaired to complete a survey regarding their preferences on Autonomous Vehicles.

As a participant in this study, you will complete the survey which covers important preferences on how to operate a self-driving car. For example, how to input and receive information from the car easily. This survey is estimated to take 30 to 40 minutes.


If you are interested, please use the link below to learn more about the study and volunteer to participate: https://bit.ly/3EbnrkD


After completing the survey you will be entered into a raffle for gift card of $25. Winners will be drawn at the end of the data collection period (~Nov 2022).


Questions regarding the study can be directed to Dr. Quan Lei or Robert Beran at Wichita State University:

(Dr. Quan Lei) quan.lei@wichita.edu or 316-978-3822

(Robert Beran) rpberan@wichita.shockers.edu




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Thank You To All For A Terrific Conference!


What a wonderful experience to be back in person after years of remote connection! We enjoyed wonderful presenters and exhibitors, and terrific networking in this year's face to face conference.


Planning has already begun for SWOMA 2023!




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SWOMA 2022 Details


Details for the 2022 conference can be found at the Conference Page




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SWOMA 2022 Session Proposals Requested


Please do submit a session proposal for this year's conference; the open period for submitting sessions continues until March 28th. The submission form can be accessed at https://bit.ly/PresentSWOMA2022.


SWOMA 2022 is scheduled for November 6-8, 2022 in Round Rock, TX at Austin Marriott North (2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78681).




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SWOMA 2021 is in the record books; planning for SWOMA 2022 has now begun!


SWOMA 2021 had 384 attendees with 35 out of 50 states represented: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, & WV, as well as attendees from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Romania.


Thank you to all those that contributed to make the conference occur, and also to everyone that attended and shared throughout the conference.


SWOMA 2022 is scheduled for November 6-8, 2022 in Round Rock, TX at Austin Marriott North (2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78681). The first planning committee meeting is scheduled for January 24th, 2022. If you would like to participate, please reach out to Chris Tabb at tabbc@tsbvi.edu. Looking forward to lots of new learning in 2022!




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Connections


LiveBinders O&M Shelf

Orientation and Mobility Resources in LiveBinders


AER O&M Outpost

Resources and Information from AER Orientation and Mobility Division


Orientation and Mobility Specialist Association (OMSA)

Resources and Information from AER Orientation and Mobility Division


APH Hive

Professional development modules related to Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), that also offer ACVREP CEU's


Orientation and Mobility page at TSBVI

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has information, resources, links, and more, that are specifically for Orientation and Mobility.