Orientation & Mobility Program

The San Francisco State University (SFSU) O&M Program is one of the oldest in the nation, founded in 1966. The Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Program at San Francisco State University is nationally approved by The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER).

By offering one of the most comprehensive university programs in the country, SFSU prepares O&M specialists to become successful professionals with the skills needed to work with people of any and all ages (infancy through adulthood) who have visual impairments, including those who have multiple disabilities and those from diverse cultural backgrounds. After graduation, specialists provide individualized training to students on skills that promote independent travel and productive lifestyles.

Our students want to share the following photos of what they have been up to this year. 

Dog users and guide trainers gather outdoors at campus meeting place

Learning how to work with dog guide users.

Instructor and trainee with walking cane wait on street corner before entering crosswalk

Practicing how to teach someone to cross the street.

Instructor and Student practicing with tactile maps

Learning how to use tactile maps.

Trainee Learning mobility skills while using both crutches and a cane

Learning adapted mobility skills for someone who uses crutches and a long cane.

Instructors and Trainees celebrating together

Our end of the year celebration!