Blind/Visually Impaired, Orientation & Mobility

Overview

CESA 6 offers a variety of educational services to support school districts to meet the needs of children with vision loss including evaluation, consultation, itinerant vision services and orientation and mobility training.

How We Can Help

CESA 6 offers these services:

  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Orientation & Mobility

Blind/Visually Impaired

The CESA 6 Vision program provides school districts and families with a range of services to address the academic and social needs of children with vision loss. Teachers of students who are Blind/Visually Impaired provide direct instruction to students, generally in the areas of Braille instruction and expanded core curriculum skills (social interaction skills, independent living skills, recreation and leisure skills, career education, use of assistive technology and visual efficiency skills). Consultation to school personnel and parents is provided regarding the impact of vision loss on overall development, social interactions and transition needs. Liaison case management services are available for students placed at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Janesville.

Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) instruction is a related service available to students who are determined to meet the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) eligibility criteria for vision impairment. Orientation and mobility (O&M) is the set of skills and concepts that a person uses to travel safely, confidently, efficiently and independently. This is accomplished through using mobility aids (such as a long cane or a pre-cane), mental mapping, attending to remaining senses and applying a variety of strategies developed for those with limited vision and modified for those with additional areas of need. A certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist determines eligibility for the service through evaluation and provides direct instruction to students. Collaboration with families and school staff is also important to reinforce the mobility skills the student has developed.

  • Main Office & All Mail:
  • 2935 Universal Ct
  • Oshkosh, WI 54904
  • Phone: 920-233-2372
  • Fax: 920-236-0580
  • Conference Center
  • 2300 State Road 44
  • Oshkosh, WI 54904
  • Phone: 920-233-2372
  • Fax: 920-424-3478