While tactile maps provide critical environmental information important for blind and low vision travelers, a real issue remains in insufficient training to teach people with visual disabilities to effectively use them. In addition, there is a lack of modern curriculum available for Orientation and Mobility (O&M) instructors to use with clients. In a focus group recently conducted with Bay Area O&M instructors – they identified the want and need for better tactile map reading lesson plans that can easily be accessed and shared between instructors and clients.
As part of our design services, the LightHouse provides the following design-related training options:
- Tactile Training Materials (Talking and non-talking)
- Signage (once we get workshops up and running)
- Blind Etiquette
- Opportunities for Guest Lecturers, presentations, workshops, etc.
- SmartPen Training
To take advantage of our accessibility training services, contact MADLab@lighthouse-sf.org.